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Bridge Builder Academy

Private | K-12 | 35 students

Every child learns differently and each gets an individualized learning plan.
 
 

 

Living in Plano

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $140,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $930.

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5 stars

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2012:
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Posted October 24, 2013

I was having trouble in school as I was both ahead and behind so I eventually started to go to BBA and it's the best most understanding school! The teachers and kids are great With more funding we can expand


Posted October 23, 2013

My son has been attending Bridge Builder for the last five years. The school and staff are outstanding. They test each student to see where they are in each subject and tailor a curriculum to meet their needs. My son is gifted, but has learning differences. The teachers have worked with him to further his strengths and to help him reach his potential in his weaker areas. After having been in a traditional school for several years and then BBA, we know that the one-on-one learning that he receives with BBA is what works best for him. We love this school and can't say enough good things about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2012

Bridge Builder Academy provides unique one-on-one educational opportunities for children of all ages, skill levels and backgrounds. We specialize in individualized GT and SE programs with focus on both traditional educational subjects as well as other skills that affect education and life; such as social skills, life skills, physical education, sensory development and creativity.
—Submitted by a teacher


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We currently do not have any test score information for this school. Unlike public schools, private schools are not always required to report data about their schools or not required to take the same tests as public schools. Many private schools take different standardized tests; however, that information is often made available only to families of enrolled students. We strive to acquire additional private school data whenever available.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 70% 31%
Black 10% 13%
Hispanic 10% 51%
Two or more races 10% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 35% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 40% (2013)
Percentage of students going to the military 5% (2013)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 10% (2013)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 10% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation University of Texas
Collin County College
University of North Texas
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Educational diagnostician
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
American Sign Language
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Proclamation 2015 Committee (2014)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
  • IT support
Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 8:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Teresa Bronsky
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Part-time study
  • Year-round
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (972) 516-8822

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Hybrid
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
  • Supports home-based learning
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
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
  • IT support
  • Robotics

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Educational diagnostician
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Game club
  • Robotics club
  • Strategy Game Club
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize cultural events
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from this school
  • Bridge Builder Academy a PREMIER Private School. We customize ALL aspects of education to maximize your child’s learning potential. Your child is recognized as unique & special. We understand that each child learns differently; each child has unique learning & processing methods; each child has a unique learning personality that must be taken into account with each teacher’s teaching personalities. We offer an Exclusive One-on-One educational approach with our CERTIFIED Teachers most w/Masters
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What are your chances?


3 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
53
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
175

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$15000 - $40000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
No.

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Texas
Collin County College
University of North Texas
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 35%
4 year college - 40%
Military - 5%
Vocational - 10%
Workforce - 10%
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520 Central Pkwy E # 101
Plano, TX 75074
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Phone: (972) 516-8844

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