Students entering Asheville Academy often have a history of academic struggles including school refusal, learning differences, lack of effort, or defiance. These surface behaviors often mask underlying stressors such as social isolation, bullying or feelings of being overwhelmed.
In order to help your child succeed academically, we’ve designed a small, supportive learning environment, that takes individual learning needs into account. We focus heavily on building foundational academic skills such as critical thinking, effective note-taking, essay writing, academic research, positive study habits, intellectual curiosity, 21st century learning skills 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 student’s self-esteem, self-efficacy, and academic success. Our ultimate goal is to empower our students to be future leaders!
Academic programming appropriate for students ages 10-14.
Students take part in hands-on learning opportunities outside of the classroom.
In the classroom, students are supported in developing positive relationships with peers and teachers.
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 under-performing academically, there are many potential causes:
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.
No, and oftentimes we can faciliate credit recovery for those that may fall behind. Often, students that struggle in traditional academic environments thrive within our smaller, more personalized classroom setting. In addition, we have qualified teachers who are dedicated to seeing each child under their care succeed within our academic program, Timbersong Academy, which is accredited by AdvancED.
Absolutely. We provide rolling admissions for new students year round and will work directly with your child’s home school to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Yes, we have five separate buildings for each major subject area and electives. This helps students focus by providing both physical and mental separation.
No, all of our core classes are taught by direct-instruction by qualified teachers. We have a fully accredited school onsite with content teachers offering an intimate, personalized academic environment where your child can receive the attention they need to succeed.
Yes, as an accredited institution with teacher-led classes (not packet work), we focus on 6th-9th grade academic standards. For those requiring advanced work, students work with their teacher individually to receive honors credit while still maintaining an overall focus on making the emotional and behavioral changes that brought them to us.
Students are in a full day of classes Monday through Thursday from 9 am – 4 pm. Fridays are reserved for electives, personal growth curriculum, and community service projects. We have qualified teachers delivering curriculum approved by AdvancED.