Asheville Academy for Girls offers the highest quality of academic programming to our students. This ensures that students achieve grade level goals, and most importantly, feel empowered to succeed in future school settings. Our team of highly qualified teachers deliver curriculum aligned with national standards in a classroom setting that meets the diverse needs of our student body.
All classes are instructor-led, and rarely exceed 7-8 students. Our smaller classes allow for a more experiential and individualized learning experience for our students. A sense of self-efficacy is essential for the life-long success of every child.
If your child needs additional support in the classroom, our Learning Support Specialist can provide them with additional individual attention, both inside and outside the classroom.
Asheville Academy students have often struggled in the past with school refusal or avoidance, lack of motivation, underachievement, and behavioral challenges. These struggles are often symptomatic of socioemotional issues or unmet learning needs. Alternatively, many incoming students have always achieved at a high level academically, and are ready to engage in rigorous coursework. At Asheville Academy, we meet students where they are, and work together to build a personalized learning plan to meet each child’s needs. We are committed to helping students achieve lifelong success.
Behavior is a communicator, and school refusal is no exception. When a student refuses to attend school, they are indicating that something is damaged in their relationship to school, or to surrounding circumstances. It may be that their learning needs are not being met, or that they are becoming overwhelmed as expectations grow. It may be that they are being bullied, or are having trouble ‘fitting in.’ It may be the only way (or one way) they know how to get attention. At AAG we uncover the hidden message, and work to rebuild relationships to self, family, peers, as well as to schooling itself.
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 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. Our homey classrooms are each located in a separate building spread across our forested academic hill, allowing students to focus and avoid distractions. Each class-building is named for an accomplished woman in the field of the content area taught there.
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.