Students entering Asheville Academy often have a history of academic struggles including school refusal, putting forth little effort, or acting out in defiance. These surface behaviors often mask underlying stressors such as social isolation, bullying, or feeling overwhelmed and lost in the classroom.
In order to help your daughter succeed academically, we’ve designed a small, supportive learning environment, that takes individual learning styles into account, and is taught by fully accredited instructors. We focus heavily on building foundational academic skills such as effective note-taking, essay writing, MLA format, academic research, and much more.
We have removed the toxic elements of the traditional school environment: cookie-cutter teaching, overcrowded classes, and social cliques that are barriers to a girl’s self-esteem, self-efficacy, and academic success. Our ultimate goal is to empower young girls to be future leaders!
Academic programming appropriate for middle school girls ages 10-14.
Students take part in hands-on learning opportunities outside of the classroom.
In the classroom, students collaborate with peers and learn to cooperate with others.
In our experience, school refusal is often the result of a larger concern such as bullying, feeling overwhelmed or lost in school, or acting out in defiance. This is a common struggle that we have extensive experience handling.
If your child is underperforming academically, there are many potential causes:
Undiagnosed or mistreated learning difference
Lack of study skills
Improper utilization of your child’s core intelligences
Using school as a form of rebellion
No matter the challenge, Asheville Academy is here to help, and in most cases, has a proven track record of helping students with this challenge succeed in school.
Often, students that struggle in traditional academic environments thrive within our smaller, more personalized classroom setting. In addition, we have licensed teachers who are dedicated to seeing each child under their care succeed and our academic programs are accredited by AdvancED.
Absolutely. We provide rolling enrollment for new students year-round and will work directly with your child’s home school to make the transition into this new academic environment as smooth as possible.
Yes, we have five separate buildings for each major subject area and electives. This helps keep students focused by providing both physical and mental separation.
We have a fully accredited school onsite with licensed teachers offering an intimate, personalized academic environment where your child can receive the attention they need to succeed. This is all traditional classroom work with licensed teachers in small, personalized academic environment.
As an accredited institution with teacher-led classes (not packet work), we focus on middle school academic standards. For those requiring advanced work, we utilize the independent study periods for honors curriculum while still maintaining a student’s overall focus on making the emotional and behavioral changes that brought the student to us.
Students are in for a full day of classes Mon through Thursday from 9am – 3pm. Fridays are reserved for personal growth curriculum which is service work and community involvement efforts. We have licensed teachers delivering curriculum approved by AdvancEd.