Admission Criteria

BENJAMIN ACADEMY Private School seeks to enroll students with the ability to learn and be taught academics and life skills, allowing students to reach their full potential. We teach ethical and moral content in our academic and alternative school programs.

Students are accepted and admitted with results obtained from parent/student interview, assessment testing, teacher recommendations, and school records. There is no preference given to applicants who attend Benjamin Academy, nor siblings who attend the school. All candidates are evaluated with non -discrimination. Benjamin Academy is a private school which does not discriminate.

BENJAMIN ACADEMY Private School admits students without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, or other school administered programs.

2019-2020 Tuition Fee Schedule *Accepting the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship* gac gac

Student K1-6 Tuition $13,250

Student K7-12 Tuition $11,950

Programs Offered at Benjamin Academy

BENJAMIN ACADEMY offers Enrichment Camps during various times of the school year. These camps provide age appropriate outings designed to challenge and engage students. Such outings include trips with arts and crafts, promoting team engagement, social skills engagements, Book Club meetings at the local library, and Coding sessions with mentoring partners.

Pricing for Enrichment Camps are established weeks prior to the break and will be provided to parents twice annually. Only students enrolled in our school can attend our Enrichment Camps.

Summer Camp is open to any high functioning child who has independent use of eating, bathroom and hygiene. Children must have no behaviors in order to be considered, and ultimately accepted to camp. Currently we are unable to serve students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder or other Conduct Disorders. Summer Camp is consistent with morning academics taught daily, incorporated with our daily excursions to venues throughout Georgia.

Admission Process

Step 1: Call to discuss enrollment of your child at BENJAMIN ACADEMY, or schedule a time to chat. Afterwhich, you may be invited to begin the process of enrollment.
☐ McDonough Campus: Grades 1 - 11

Step 2: Submit payment,complete forms and schedule testing:
Student Application for Admissions including the non-refundable
☐ $150 Application Fee
☐ $100 Testing and Assessment Fee

Step 3: Sign and submit forms:
Confidential Records Request form
School records/transcripts are required of all applicants for grades 1 - 11 who attended any public or private school the prior calendar year.

Teacher Recommendation forms to applicant's current school for completion and return to BENJAMIN ACADEMY
Mail to Admissions Director, 1535 Pennsylvania Avenue, McDonough GA 30253

A student's application will be considered complete when it contains the following documents:
☐ Copies of IEP, Psychological Evaluations (Current IEP, Evaluation within the past 3 years)
☐ Current year report card [Each Semester]
☐ Two current Teacher Recommendation forms
☐ Disciplinary records from their current school
☐ Parent Letter providing support in specific areas where we would support your child

Step 4: A parent/student interview, along with a testing/assessment date to be scheduled.
Staff will work to encourage parents to set a date to provide an observation of the student who may experience a regular day at school.

Step 5: When a student's application file is complete it will be reviewed by the Admissions Board for acceptance.
Parents are notified of acceptance within 2 weeks of student testing and observation.
Students not accepted to Benjamin Academy: If a student's application has been reviewed and determined not to be a candidate for admission, we will refund 25% of the Application fee.
Benjamin Academy is currently accepting students for the 2019 - 2020 school year! We invite you to contact us and speak with a representative to begin the process. We are accepting rising 1st grade-11th grade students who have independent skills of eating, proper use of bathroom and personal hygiene incorporated in their daily routine.