Q: Is High Point Academy a part of Fort Worth ISD and do you have the same calendar as Fort Worth ISD?
A: No, we are not a part of Fort Worth ISD. We are our own district and not part of any other. As such, we follow our own calendar although we may loosely follow Fort Worth ISD regarding bad weather closures.
Q: How much is High Point Academy's tuition.
A: High Point Academy is a free, public school. No tuition is charged, however, we require a $30 fine arts material fee and a $30 STEAM/STEM for additional classroom enrichment.
Q: My child has been placed on the wait list. Can I find out where my child is on the wait list?
A: It is our district policy to not give out wait list information. Also, our waitlists do not carry over from year to year. The application process for the 17-18 school year will begin again in January 2017 with our lottery being held the first weekend of March.
Q: If I have multiple children in the lottery, and only one of my children is drawn in the lottery, will my other children still be placed?
A: At the time of the lottery, siblings of students who are drawn in the lottery are placed on their respective grade level lists if space is available on that particular list. If space IS NOT available, the siblings are placed on the waiting list for that grade, prioritized in the order in which they are drawn.
Q: If my child fails their current grade at their current school, what happens to their placement at High Point?
A: The student’s placement in a grade other than that for which the student applied will be dependent on availability in the other grade. High Point will follow the laws set forth by the TEA. The student will be waitlisted, with prioritization based on their date-stamped application.
Q: Will High Point Academy host registration prior to the start of school?
A: High Point Academy will host registration events during the summer.
Q: What documents do I need to take to registration?
A: For each student, please provide us with the following documents:
1. Birth Certificate
2. Social Security Card
3. Immunization Records
4. School Records*
*If we have not pulled your student's school records for you after receiving a Records Request Form, then you must obtain and provide us with all school records.
Q: What documents are needed for enrollment if my student is homeschooled?
A: Enrollment documents include your child’s social security card, birth certificate, and educational testing documents, and any other supporting documents that indicate the student has completed a specific grade level. Students that were homeschooled will be required to take a placement exam for grade placement.
Q: When will the school year begin?
A: High Point Academy will begin on Wednesday, August 24th 2016. The last day of school will be on Friday, June 2nd 2016.
Q: What are the school day hours?
A: Our school day will run Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM. Our charter states that we are an extended day school.
Q: Are there specific district boundaries to attend HPA?
A: There are not any designated boundaries to attend HPA, however students must reside within a 50-mile radius.
Q: Class sizes will be capped as follows:
Kindergarten: 20 students per class
First Grade: 22 students per class
Second through Twelfth Grade: 24 students per class
Q: Is there an after school program available?
A: Our after school program will operate Monday through Friday from 3:45 PM to 5:45 PM. The cost will be $20.00 per week per child. This cost will include a snack and drink. Cost for families with 4 or more children in after school program will be capped at $70.00 per week.
Q: Will students at HPA wear uniforms? If so, where can I purchase them?
A: Yes, please see complete uniform information on the uniform by clicking here.
Q: What curriculum does High Point Academy use?
A: Curriculum information is available on our website.
Q: Does High Point Academy offer foreign language options?
A: High Point currently offers American Sign Language, Spanish and French.
Q: Do all students take piano class?
A: All students at HPA starting in 2nd grade attend piano lab where they are taught to read music. This is a self-paced class. Students in Kinder and First attend a beginning music class to build a foundation for learning.
Q: Will students have the opportunity to participate in band or orchestra?
A: As HPA grows, we anticipate offering band in our third or fourth year.
Q: Is HPA able to serve students with 504's, IEP's, or SPED accommodations?
A: Yes, HPA follows all laws and protocol set in place by TEA and the State of Texas. HPA also has tutors on campus that help students who require additional support.
Q: How does HPA accommodate gifted and talented students?
A: While High Point Academy will not offer a separate gifted and talented program, students will have the opportunity to engage in projects that will allow gifted and talented students to go more in depth with particular concepts. Middle school students will be challenged through access to high school credits as early as 8th grade. The high school plan includes rigorous academic yearly growth expectations as well as enrichment activities in fine arts, projects and products, and leadership and service learning. These course offerings will ensure that the needs of gifted and talented students are being met.
Q: Does HPA have National Honor Society chapter?
A: Currently, HPA has a National Junior Honor Society Chapter. With the addition of upper grades, a National Honor Society chapter will be added.
Q: Does HPA offer lunches, and if so, what is the cost?
A: HPA does not currently offer a hot lunch program. All students are required to furnish their own lunch. Our goal is to have a hot lunch program by our third year of operation.
Q: Do students have access to a playground for recess?
A: HPA has a shared usage agreement with our neighbor, Castleberry Baptist Church, that allows us the use of its playground. HPA is slated to break ground on our new building in 2016. A playfield and playground are included in the preliminary plans.
Q: Do students at HPA have the opportunity to attend field trips?
A: Yes, field trips are offered throughout the year.
Q: Do HPA students participate in fundraisers?
A: Students at HPA will participate in a limited number of fundraisers. Proposed fundraisers, including PTO sponsored fundraisers, require approval from the CEO/Superintendent.
Q: How are discipline issues addressed?
A: At HPA, our values include honor, integrity, and service. We set high expectations for all of our students. Our HPA student handbook outlines the expectations of our students as well as procedures for handling any discipline issues that may arise.
Q: How does HPA attract highly qualified teachers?
A: HPA has been blessed by word of mouth and Facebook! Our charter states that all teachers to whom we offer positions must be certified and/or highly qualified. All of our teachers meet these criteria. In addition, many of our teachers hold multiple certifications and advanced degrees.
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High point academy fort worth
an applied learning school serving Grades grades K thru 10 for the 2016-2017 school year