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Accredited Academics

Dedicated to Your Child’s Success

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. We deliver year-round academic programming for grades 4 through 10. All core curriculum is aligned with national standards, ensuring that students are achieving at grade level and are able to transition smoothly into traditional settings upon graduation.

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.”

Ben Chamberlain, Academic Director

In addition to core content in the fields of language arts, social studies, science, and mathematics, Asheville Academy offers arts electives on a rotating basis. Recent offerings have included studio art, textiles, drama and improv, dance, music production, woodworking, and robotics. In addition, many students take private music lessons in guitar, ukulele, piano, or voice.

How Do You Help With School Refusal?

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.

Academic Gold Standard

Credits earned at Asheville Academy are fully transferable to all public and private educational institutions across the country.

At Asheville Academy, we understand that education is just as important as emotional health in helping your child achieve success. That is why our classes are led by qualified, dedicated teachers who are invested in your child’s success.

Asheville Academy for Girls is a licensed non-public school in the state of North Carolina and is accredited by AdvancEd, the gold-standard for academic accreditation for private schools across the nation.

In addition, we are approved by the Exceptional Children Division of North Carolina to meet the needs of students with mild to moderate learning disabilities.

Academic Gold Standard

Credits earned at Asheville Academy are fully transferable to all public and private educational institutions across the country.

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A Passion for Education

Highly-Qualified, Caring Teachers

Caring and qualified teachers are at the heart of our school’s success. Our specialized teachers who have a passion for education, lead small classes of eight students on average and are personally invested in the success of each student under their care.

Sample Curriculum

Here are some examples of courses we offer:

English

  • 5th-8th Grade Language Arts
  • 9th Grade English
  • 10th Grade English

Social Studies

  • Middle School American History
  • Middle School World History
  • High School American History
  • High School World History

Math

  • 5th-7th Grade Integrated Math
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry

Science

  • 5th-8th Grade Integrated Science
  • Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Physical Education
  • Robotics
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In addition, we also offer a wide variety of elective classes and clubs that can further your child’s education:

– Arts And Crafts

– Equine Enrichment

– Swimming (Seasonal)

– Theatre

– Community Service Projects

– Gardening (Service Oriented)

– Yoga

– Music (Private Tutoring Available Upon Request)

– Health

– STEAM Club (Science, Technology, English, Arts & Math)

In addition, we also offer a wide variety of elective classes and clubs that can further your child’s education:

– Arts And Crafts
– Equine Enrichment
– Swimming (Seasonal)
– Theatre
– Community Service Projects
– Gardening (Service Oriented)
– Yoga
– Music (Private Tutoring Available Upon Request)
– Health
– STEAM Club (Science, Technology, English, Arts & Math)

Meet the Academic Team

The academic team works closely with the clinical and residential teams to ensure that supports and treatments translate seamlessly outside of the classroom.  Teachers are drawn to Asheville Academy not only for their love of teaching, but also, their passion for helping students achieve holistic success in all aspects of life.  Additionally, our Learning Support Specialist works with students throughout the day both inside and outside the classroom to meet individual needs.  

Ben Chamberlain

Academic Director

Mark Claibourne

Social Studies Teacher

Courtney Jones

Math Teacher & Reading Specialist

Bethany Acker

English/Language Arts Teacher

Learning Support

Focusing on the Individual

Learning is not a one size fits all endeavor. Our Learning Support Specialist provides additional individual attention to those who need it, both inside and outside the classroom. Each student is assigned an academic advisor, who works with students to set goals, stay organized, and manage their time appropriately, which paves the road to success.

We understand that receiving an excellent education is just as important to your child’s future as their mental health. Studies show that doing well in school correlates to better emotional health overall. That is why we do everything in our power to help your child achieve success in school. We do this by creating an IAP (individualized academic plan) based on your child’s learning needs and their academic strengths.

Additional support is available for students as needed: 

  • Orton-Gillingham For Struggling Readers
  • Remedial Programming For Struggling Math Students
  • Occupational Therapy For Those With Moderate To Severe Executive Functioning, Socioemotional, Or Sensory Challenges
  • Speech Therapy
  • Neurofeedback

I always believe in our students, but the best part of my job is that ah-ha moment when students start to actually believe in themselves and realize how capable they are at finding academic success!”
— Mr. Mark, Social Studies Teacher

I always believe in our students, but the best part of my job is that ah-ha moment when students start to actually believe in themselves and realize how capable they are at finding academic success!”
— Mr. Mark, Social Studies Teacher

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