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.

2020 Dates to remember / Scholarship Link

Regular Admission Deadline : April 10, 2020

Student Notification: May 8, 2020 with tuition billed in July, 2020

You may pay in full by August 7,2020 or make a partial payment. Monthly installments may be subject to 7% interest.

**Apogee Scholarship Information** https://youtu.be/GXCzhue9Gss

Rolling Admissions are based on space availability. STAR program isfirst come-first serve with non-refundable $1500 reservation.

2020 Winter Open House

January 25, 2020 12pm-2pm

February 22, 2020 12pm-2pm

*Please call to R.S.V.P

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.

STAR Program- 1 on 2 Academic/Alternate pairing for children who are in transition. Working on skills to help children to move on, when ready. Typically this program is for Level III students who need significant support in a classroom environment. All children must be able to sit in a classroom environment independently to be considered for this program, no exceptions. *Space reservation is included in tuition price.

Summer Camp- 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 for enrollment, and ultimately accepted to camp. Currently we are unable to serve students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Behavior Intervention Plans, 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
☐ $250 Application 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. A $500.00 non-refundable deposit is required upon acceptance.
Benjamin Academy is currently accepting students for the 2019 - 2020 school year! BENJAMIN ACADEMY 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.