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Arlington Classics Academy

Arlington Classics Academy

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Location:
 
2800 West Arkansas Lane
Arlington, Texas 76016
Area: Arlington

Ages 5-12

Phone: 817-274-2008
E-mail: ken.simon@arlingtonclassics.org
Web: http://www.arlingtonclassics.org
School year: August-June
Hours:

Mon-Thurs 8am-3:30pm, Fri 8am-1:30pm

Tuition range: N/A
Description:

Arlington Classics Academy is an open-enrollment K-6 charter school that is rated Exemplary by the Texas Education Agency. Math and spelling are taught “one grade level up.”

     
The Details:  

Teaching philosophy: As a public school, we teach the state curriculum, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. We also teach the Core Knowledge Sequence curriculum. In addition to academic excellence, ACA stresses “knowledge for a lifetime” and students receive instruction in music, art and Spanish beginning in Kindergarten.
Total enrollment: 432
Student-teacher ratio: 20:1
Class size: 20
Director/Headmaster: Ken Simon
Religious affiliation: None
Before/after-school care: Earliest drop-off is 7:30am. We offer an after school program called Homework and Health until 6pm for approximately $180 per month
Summer programs: A group of week-long academic “camps” is  offered each summer.
Sports/extracurricular:

Chess Club, Communications Club, student-operated radio station, Star Dusters Dance Team,                 PSIA academic team.

Languages offered:

Spanish (K-6), Latin word-of-the-day to improve vocabulary.

Student type: Co-ed
Uniform/dress code: Uniforms are required
Lunches:

Hot lunches are offered in the cafeteria through Twelve Oaks Catering. Many students also bring their lunch.

   
Admission:
Admissions contact: Jessica Morrison
Child age qualifications: Child must be 5 yrs old by September 1 for Kindergarten
Open House: Kindergarten Round-up February 7, 2008. Tours offered; contact Jessica Morrison
Application timeline: Enrollment period extends from the first Monday in February to the second Friday in March. If there are more applicants than available spaces for a grade, a lottery will be conducted.
Application fee: The ACA PTO charges a $95 per year Partners in Learning fee to cover various expenses.
Interviews & testing: All potential students are assessed to determine their level in Math, Reading and Writing. A mandatory meeting between parents and the  Director of Education to discuss the results of the assessment is then conducted.
   

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