The mission of Grandfather Academy is to provide special educational opportunities for students who have been estranged due to emotional, sexual, or other abuse.
Grandfather Academy is a North Carolina Public Charter School on the Grandfather Home Campus of Children’s Hope Alliance in Banner Elk, North Carolina. The school was established in the early 1990s to meet the educational needs of children in the residential program. Grandfather Academy is accredited by the National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services.
Our teachers are certified by the state of North Carolina, each in multiple areas. Many of the children attending Grandfather Academy qualify for Special Education and have Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs). Children who do not need these services are monitored closely to ensure their individual educational needs are met. We make every effort to ensure the development and implementation of IEPs and Service Plans are coordinated. The majority of our students make excellent academic and behavioral progress.
In 2009, the Academy expanded its educational programs to reach out to off-campus students who had similar educational needs to the children in our residential program. At that point, our Day Treatment program began. The Day Treatment staff work continually in classrooms to ensure continuity in treatment programming and to assist school staff in maintaining a focus on educational activities.
Notice of Public Hearing
Next Meeting of the Academy Advisory Council
Date: December 18, 2019
Time: 8:45 a.m.
Location: Grandfather Home, 64 Grandfather Home Drive, Banner Elk, N.C.
2017-18 Performance Grade: F, Performance Score: 10
PREVIOUS REPORT CARDS
HANDBOOK & POLICIES
Wellness Policy – Anyone from the public is welcome to review or comment on our wellness policy. This can be done by contacting Stephanie Knowles at 828-898-5465 or firstname.lastname@example.org or by attending any of the regularly scheduled Grandfather Academy Advisory Council meetings as posted on our website above.
ENROLLMENT AT GRANDFATHER ACADEMY:
EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS:
We follow the School Nutrition Program.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Records requests may be faxed to 704-870-3707.
Candy Butner, Data Manager, 828-897-4500