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299 Andante Lane
Brevard, NC 28712

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(828) 885-2665
(828) 862-3497
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Grateful to: Teacher
November 22, 2015
Mr. Gardener for taking an interest in his students! Technology department for motivating the kids to excel. Ms. Peterson for being a kind ear and compassionate teacher.

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Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective
November 22, 2015
Some teachers more effective than others. The music department and technology departments seemed very effective in their approaches to students.

- submitted by a community member
Amount of homework: Too much
November 22, 2015
If you are going to give homework...at least provide textbooks so the parents can tutor the children in appropriate areas. Little sheets for each day's assignment seem absolutely ridiculous. How can you plan ahead? How can you motivate your child to get ahead in class?

- submitted by a community member
Develops respect: Disagree
November 22, 2015
No, if a principle/teacher/admin talks down to a parent or yells at them...how will this teach a student respect? If bullies are not addressed, how does anything change?

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Develops empathy: Disagree
November 22, 2015
No, I did not feel that. There were forms of psychological bullying with under tones of violence and aggression.

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Develops honesty: Neutral
November 22, 2015
Did not think complement cards were psychologically appropriate for kids at school. What happens when a new child is left out or a child that is excluded??? It becomes a form of degradation and psychological taunting. I did not like the way teachers placed a student's answer booklet on top of children's test while children were taking their tests. This does not instill trust when you are trying to trap a child into cheating. What type of school puts notebooks on top of a table when a child is taking a test? Unheard of! Administration seemed very stressed out at the onset of the new year. You could feel the tension in their stern attitudes and comments. Shouldn't administration wear some kind of professional attire...if they expect the same of their students? I call that leadership by example. Also, talking down to parents in front of their children only instills disrespect of the parent by the child.

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November 22, 2015
Teachers like Ms. Peterson were a gift! They had a great computer technology program and teacher! Very involved music department...kids loved music class!

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January 26, 2014
My great grand daughter loves this school. Is now in 3rd grade, attended 1st & 2nd there also. I think there are many great things about the teachers and she loves hers each year. She is learning many things that wouldn't be available at public.

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October 14, 2013
Terrible experiences here. While a handful of the teachers are caring and have good communication skills, the administration leaves much to be desired. We have found that those persons in charge of the school to be very militant in their approach for operations. Their guidelines are extremely strict and focus on teaching children to "obey" their policies rather than placing the main focus on academics. Very tight- knit society, which could be used for good, of the administration were to be replaced. Sorry BA. We are pulling our children from your institution. This is not the ideal example of a charter school in NC.

- submitted by a parent

July 19, 2009
I feel Brevard Academy has influenced my children well. The teachers are caring and knowledgable. The students are well behaved and are taught respect for each other as well as the staff. Because it is a small school, the children are well instructed and active physically. You do have to provide transportation and lunch, but you know what they are eating and who they are with. My children are respectful and kind. They mentor other children there and the music program is the best. We are starting this year with a new Principal and hopefully she will continue to make positive changes. It is like having a free private scholl here in Brevard. The Core Curriculum is good as the children learn in various areas the same things. Social Studies and Language Arts work together and even Art, Science and Music are incorporated. A great school!

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January 30, 2009
I am so thankful for BA! My children love it and truly appreciate the natural beauty and small class size. We tried the big elementary school, and are so thankful for this option. What a special thing to have a 'private school' experience (family atmosphere and involved parents) for free in Brevard!!!!!!! We really feel blessed to have taken a 'leap of faith' and to have 'gone down the road less traveled' to find this school for our children through 8th grade!!!

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2008
I Love this school. The teachers and pricipal are excellent. Everyone at this school is very caring. My children have learned alot. This school is almost like a family. They strive to educate children and at the same time care for your child. You are not just another number at Brevard Academy. Every one is someone there.

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August 17, 2007
I love this school the teachers are nice and understanding

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October 28, 2006
I have been very pleased with Brevard Academy. The class sizes are small and the teachers are well qualified. The Principal, Al Evans, has demonstrated his knowledge of leadership and academic excellence. The children are well behaved and treated with respect, which in turn leads them to be respectful of others. The curriculum is very well thought out and seems to be a good choice. The parents are very active and involved. They have adequate physical activities that promote a healthy lifestyle, but I would like to see more extracurricular activities for the younger grades . My children have done well at this school and enjoy their time in school. All personnel at this school are caring and knowledgeable about children and their needs. I feel this is a great choice and will lead to children that are responsible, caring and well educated.

- submitted by a parent

September 08, 2004
I cannot rate this school as progressing as the community had hoped. Although they do offer the programs mentioned, not all students are eligible or encouraged to participate. I believe that this is just a 'Marketing Tool' to attract new students. My children began attending BA when they were in Kindergarten. Fortunately, they were in the hands of good teachers each year. However, my children and many other students have left in the past because the teachers were inexperienced. Charter Schools are not required to have Certified Teachers until the 2005-2006 school year. Therefore, teachers without any training or experience are allowed to teach children during their formative years, particularly K-3. These inexperienced teachers barely receive any guidance from the Administration. I believe this is because the school is not organized effectively. The Administrator is responsible for too many duties. See Evergreen Charter School in Asheville for a better example.

- submitted by a parent

January 27, 2004
Brevard Academy strives for high academic achievement. Along with that my child enjoys being at school every day. She gets the attention needed to succeed because of the small class size and the dedication of the faculty and staff. The Outdoor Education program is unique to this area as it not only teaches about 'flora and fauna', students are encouraged to take on challenges such as whitewater rafting, mountain climbing and rappelling, and learning to survive in these mountains. Self esteem is high in the general student population, and parental involvement is a common theme at Brevard Academy. The Music program and Theatre Arts programs are quite strong as is the Information Technology course. Each year this young school sends eighth grade students on to high school not only prepared but ready to excel in their future academic career.

- submitted by a parent
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Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy
299 Andante Lane, Brevard, NC  28712
(828) 885-2665
Last modified Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top