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Merit Academy

Private | PK-12 | 17 students

Merit Academy was voted "Best of Carrollton" in Education in 2013

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Living in Carrollton

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $125,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $880.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
 
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1 star

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Posted April 17, 2014

Update on my 2 kids...took them out of this school. Lied to me and said my daughter's teacher had a teaching degree when she really had a paraprofessionals certificate. My oldest son's teacher had a Kinesiology degree with no experience with special needs children. My daughter began to bite herself when she had never done this before ever. Nothing was done about it even when I spoke to staff about the bite marks up and down her arms. I really trusted this school/staff. It really went downhill fast in my experience. Sad experience! Needs improvement in staff quality/experience/management.
—Submitted by a parent


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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Best of Carrollton in Education (2013)
  • Circle 10 Council Character Essay Contest Winner (2012)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Best of Carrollton in Education (2013)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Drama club

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Therapeutic
Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • Special olympics
  • Yoga club
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 4:30 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Charity Purcell
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • non-profit, therapeutic school for special needs/learning different children
Fax number
  • (214) 377-4942

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Hybrid
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Montessori
  • Multi-aged
  • STAR Reading/Literacy Essentials, Autism
  • STEM
  • Teacher-run
  • Therapeutic
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Life Skills

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • None
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Internet access
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Yoga
Girls sports
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Yoga

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • Special olympics
  • Yoga club
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$18000 - $20000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
No.

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
None
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1005 E. Jackson Rd
Carrollton, TX 75006
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Phone: (214) 736-8375

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