|The school's community is one of varied
backgrounds and intellectual ability. All classes encompass a broad
range of abilities.
Small class sizes permit a great deal of individualized instruction.
This individualization allows advanced students the opportunity to
follow honors level for each course, while others follow a core
curriculum. Study skill courses are available on a one-to-one basis for
all students for remediation, organization skills, additional work in
areas of weakness, or preparation for college admissions test.
Prew Academy recognizes that Middle School is a
time to refine and hone basic skills while putting them into practical
application. Academics are taught in both a step by step individualized
progression as well as learning socially in a group atmosphere where
peer ideas whet the academic appetite. Grades six and seven follow an
un-graded curriculum dependent on individual advancement but competitive
with essential skills. Curriculum for grade eight serves as a transition
between Middle and High School. Advanced Students are recommended for
selected ninth grade courses for high school credit. All students are
required to take Physical Education in grades 6-8.
The High School builds upon the strong foundation
that is provided in Middle School. Individualized programs are
incorporated in to each course offering. Students have the opportunity
to assume leadership roles in extra and co-curriculum activities such as
Student Council, NHS, Yearbook, Panache Etc. In order to graduate,
students are required to earn a minimum of 20 credits in High School but
are encouraged to follow the college preparatory program and earn 23-26
credits. Seniors who have shown outstanding ability are permitted to
enroll in the Community College Dual Enrollment Program.
Beginning in their Junior Year, all students meet
with a member of the administration to discuss PSAT, SAT and the college
admissions process. Concurrently students are also presented with
information about vocational schools. Different methods of taking the
SAT and PSAT (regular, untimed, orally, etc.) are explained to the
students as well as the support services available at colleges and
universities. They are counseled that choices should be in terms of
their own ability, interests, performance and goals.
Acceptance to Prew Academy is determined by a
review of the current transcript including standardized test scores,
psychological testing (when appropriate), and a personal interview with
the candidate and family. Periodic drug testing is performed in order to
help insure a positive learning environment. In assessing the total
child, we will take into account academic readiness, social
and emotional development, motivation and family co-operation in working
with the school to meet the needs of the applicant. Prew Academy admits
students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin. Applications
are available for financial aid.
A personal visit to the campus would enable us
to discuss a more specific program for your child.
Note: Depending upon circumstances, in any given
semester not all programs or activities may be available.