What kind of curriculum does Brighton Academy use?
Sonlight curriculum is the back bone of our Pre-K thru 5th grade program; it is a literature based curriculum that beautifully ties history to literature at every turn. Singapore Math, Handwriting without Tears and Alphaphonics are just a few of the programs Sonlight incorporates. By mixing in “hands on” activities we are able to strike a balance between learning and fun, creating a true discovery based academic learning environment. In our middle school and high school classes we use Prentice Hall Science and Literature, History Alive, Paso a Paso Spanish, and Glencoe Math. Our comprehensive curriculum map provides our school with a complete cohesive plan from Pre-K through 12th grade.
How many students per classroom?
We have a 13:1 student to teacher ratio. This low ratio ensures success for every student. Most of our teachers are available after school for any needed one on one time.
Is Brighton Academy an accredited school?
Yes, Brighton Academy is fully accredited by Northwest Accreditation Commission, NWAC a division of AdvancED.
Is Brighton a religious school?
Brighton Academy is a non-denominational Judeo- Christian* school. Brighton Academy may use biblical material for its historical content or when applicable to our curriculum.
*Judeo-Christian: is a term used to describe the body of concepts and values which are thought to be held in common by Christianity and Judaism, and typically considered a fundamental basis for Western legal codes and moral values.
What is the current student population?
100 students (grades Pre-K through 12th)
How many teachers are on staff?
We have 8 teachers on staff in addition to 4 teacher assistants.
What kind of schedule does Brighton run?
Pre-K have classes Monday thru Thursday 8:30 am to 12:00. Grades Kind thru 12 have classes Monday thru Thursday 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. Middle school and High School students do have required classes occasionally in Fridays. Our school year starts the first week in September and ends the 1st week in June, with holiday breaks similar to the public schools.
Who owns Brighton Academy?
Brighton Academy is a non-profit Oregon Corporation. The school is run by a Board of Directors.
What elective classes does Brighton offer?
Cooking, computer, keyboarding, sewing, ceramics, gardening, Spanish, and a theatre department all offered. To bring our History and literature to life we also incorporate hands on science, relevant cooking projects and coordinated arts & craft project to each era that is being studied.
Does Brighton offer tutoring services?
If a student is behind in a subject Brighton will prescribe one-on-one tutoring at a charge of $20.00 per hour. This tutoring will continue long enough to bring the student up to class level.
What kind of testing does Brighton Academy use?
In the 1st semester we assess all students in Math, Reading and Science. This assures that they are placed in the appropriate level, and it identifies any remedial students who need tutoring. We again assess all students mid-2nd semester in Math, Reading and Science, to ensure they are progressing at grade level. All other subjects have assessments built into the curriculum.
How does Brighton Academy ensure the campus is safe?
Brighton Academy is monitored by security cameras. We utilize our volunteers, in addition to our staff as campus monitors so there is constant adult supervision. We conduct background checks on all teachers.
Does Brighton have any child care available on campus?
Yes we have an Extended Day Program (EDP) that is offered only to Brighton families. It runs Monday through Thursday 12 Noon to 5pm, at a charge of $4.00 per hour per child. We do not have school on Fridays.
Does Brighton Academy have a school cafeteria?
Yes, we run a café on our campus. We sell snacks and beverages at recess as well as a lunch meal. Our extended day program has access to the café as needed. The café is where we conduct our student cooking classes.
Does Brighton Academy have a sports program?
We offer group sports in our PE program. Because we do not have an interscholastic after school sports program our students are eligible to participate in the public-school program.
Is parental involvement encouraged?
Brighton Academy believes family involvement is an essential part of a child’s education and volunteer hours are required from all Brighton families. Since fundraising is essential, all Brighton families are required to participate in both our Jog-a-thon and our 1st semester Raffle, meeting individual goals set.
Do students have to wear uniforms?
No, Brighton Academy does require students to dress appropriately for school. Please see our dress code on our website.
If I’m interested what do I next?
We first suggest you review our parent packet (pdf) and then we encourage you to come take a tour of our campus. We also invite your child to spend a day at Brighton free of charge. Lastly you need to return the completed registration forms to our front office. Since we do have such small class sizes we highly suggest early registration to guarantee your child a spot.
Can Brighton students earn college credits?
Yes, in 2008 Brighton Academy partnered with Rogue Community College to allow Brighton students to earn university transferable college credits while on our campus. We have developed a plan for students, who are willing and able, to earn a 2 year University transferable college degree while concurrently earning their high school diploma on our campus. These are the full RCC college courses and students attend classes at the RCC campus..