Get Your Questions Answered
What is the process of Enrollment?
- Contact our Enrollment Coordinator, Gina Parani for a tour at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Complete the Online Application and $50 fee
- Our Enrollment Coordinator will schedule your child’s Shadow Day(s) Visit
- Meet with our Enrollment Coordinator to discuss Shadow Day Feedback
- Complete the Online Enrollment Form and pay the fee (upon approval from Educator and Parent)
What is the deadline for Application and Enrollment?
Space permitting,The Academy has an open application/enrollment policy throughout the academic year.
Is there an application and enrollment fee?
The application fee is $50 regardless of time of application.
The enrollment fee is reduced for early applicants (as explained in the chart below.)
Per student; non-refundable, non-transferable; covers textbooks, curriculum, and registration costs
- Learning Pod
- March 15: $100
- May 15: $150
- May 16 or later: $200
- Learning Pod
What does a typical day look like at the Academy?
7:30 AM Arrival – Farm Chores – Socialize – Bathroom break
7:55 PM Bell Rings – Morning Circle
8 AM-11 PM Morning Academic Session
11 AM – 12 PM Lunch & Free Play
12 PM – 2:30 PM Afternoon Practical Arts Session
2:30 PM Clean Up
2:45 PM – 3 PM Afternoon Circle – Bell Rings
What does the weekly schedule look like?
- What will my child learn this year?
- What does the yearly calendar look like?
What school supplies do I need to purchase for my child to attend the Academy?
All school supplies MUST be clearly labeled with the child’s name.
- Backpack (labeled with name)
- Pencil case (labeled with name)
- Colored pencils
- No. 2 pencils
- Pencil sharpener
- A few pens
- Crayons (5-10 year olds)
- A few paint brushes
- Lunch box
- Water bottle
- Closed-toe shoes
- Garden clothes that can get dirty for Garden Labs
- Rain jacket/poncho
Children should have their own set of school supplies and should purchase new when needed. All the other practical arts materials will be purchased by the Academy and billed to each family once every trimester.
What are the age requirements for the students at the Academy at the PARC?
We are accepting children from ages 3 to 18 years old.
We are adding a 3-4 yo class starting in August 2023. Enrollment is currently open and space is limited.
We are currently adding a high school age group in August 2023 with opportunities in invention competitions, mentorships, debate groups, unit studies, practical arts, personal finances, high school transcripts and more. Enrollment is currently open and space is limited.
What are the different membership options?
What is the cost for the Learning Pod Membership?
Can I sign my child up ONLY for the Practical Arts portion of the day?
Yes, of course. There is the option to sign up your child for part-time practical arts.
Can I sign my child up ONLY for the Academics portion of the day?
Yes, of course. There is the option to sign up your child for part-time academics.
Marshall A., father to a 6 yo daughter
Melissa C. , mother of a teenager
The PARC has provided a local place, where I can learn to live a better, healthier lifestyle.
May C. , mother of 5
My daughter doesn’t need her IEP anymore since coming to the Academy.
Rosalie B. , mother of 8yo and 10yo
We are so glad we found you. It’s been a blessing for our family.
My daughter has been taking workshops in blacksmithing, Cobb earth building, cooking and leather crafting. She has so much fun with the kids there in the natural environment. Highly recommend any event at the PARC! We love going there! Blessings.
An amazing place with welcoming and patient staff, extremely kind and explained all the activities they had planned in depth for all the kids of various ages to understand. I would highly recommend this place to anyone considering homeschooling their child or just to come out and take the tour.
Jerica A. , mother of 9 & 7 year old children
My son struggled educationally and mentally in the general public school system for years. We tried several schools and the outcome was always the same. The Academy has not only changed my son’s life, but has changed our family’s atmosphere completely. His creativity, personality, and love of learning have truly blossomed.
This place is a dream come true for a child. The only thing missing is Peter Pan!