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Brighton Academy is unique because of its clear and distinct approach to education as defined in the following mission statement:

We—the board, administration, faculty, parents, and students of Brighton Academy are dedicated to inspiring academic excellence by developing innovative programs that foster self-discovery, personal initiative, and entrepreneurism.

We pledge to encourage individual character in growth ourselves by pursuing the following shared values:
mission • Integrity in standing up for our beliefs with dignity and courage.
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• Patience in realizing that every mistake, every fault and every difficulty conquered becomes a stepping-stone to wisdom.
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• Responsibility to be accountable and to whole-heartedly accept our position of leadership.
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• Graciousness in considering differing points of view.
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• Respect for the dignity and rights of others.
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• Lighthearted approach to education that sees learning as an adventure.
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• Determination to always do our best and finish what we start.
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• Cooperation between faculty, parent, student and administration in order to provide the greatest possible experience.


We believe that upholding these values is the means
to accomplishing our educational goals.


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"Children should learn from their inner-promptings and natural curiosity."

philosophyAt Brighton Academy, we believe that there is a divine plan for every child. Therefore, education should be a process of self-discovery not a system of external pressures designed to shape rebels and conformist within the status quo. Children should learn from their inner-promptings and natural curiosity not from social indoctrination and the tactics of conditioning. We believe that children build their characters and discover their potential genius by applying concepts to experiences that extend beyond the classroom into the great outdoors, the world of commerce, and the life of the community.

"We want children to experience what is truly good for their individual souls."

Our programs at Brighton Academy strive continuously to make the connection between education and real life experience. We want children to experience what is truly good for their individual souls. We encourage them to be active participants in their education rather than passive recipients. For instance, students might be inspired to bring an historical event alive by preparing a realistic enactment for an audience of their peers or their parents. A Physical Science project might evolve into a competitive event between local schools to develop a marketable patent. An English class might decide to write, illustrate, and publish their own children’s book and so on.

"Approach school with joyful expectations, open-minded inquiry, and a spirit of adventure."

Of course, this kind of education relies heavily on the inspiration and creativity of exceptional teachers as well as the support and enthusiasm of caring parents. At Brighton Academy, we are all—faculty, administration, and parents included—encouraged to approach school with joyful expectations, open-minded inquiry, and a spirit of adventure.


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spacerReligious Statement
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buildingBrighton Academy is a non-denominational Judeo-Christian school. We do not teach any specific religion and we firmly believe that it is the family’s responsibility to establish and maintain it’s own religious belief system. Judeo-Christian values, as found in the Ten Commandments, the New Testament and the ideals of our nation’s founding fathers, are the cornerstone of Brighton Academy’s principles. All directions the Academy takes come from these guiding principles. Brighton Academy may use biblical material for it’s 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.



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nin discriminationBrighton Academy is a co-educational institution, which admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin and entitles them to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities made available to students at our school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in regard to its administration of the educational policies, admission policies and other school programs.





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The purpose of Brighton Academy is to provide an environment where every student will have the opportunity to:

children• Develop an effective balance of character, compassion,
competence and completion
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• Develop leadership qualities
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• Develop and properly support an opinion
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• Speak and write clearly, creatively, concisely and effectively
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• Think logically and analytically
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• Understand how to correlate information and ideas
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• Value punctuality, precision and accuracy
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• Problem solve
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• Do their very best




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spacerShared Values
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• Responsibility to be accountable and to whole-heartedly accept our positions of leadership.
• Graciousness in considering differing points of view.
• Respect for the dignity and rights of others.
• Lightheartedness in our approach to education that sees learning as an adventure.
• Determination to always do our best and finish what we start.
• Cooperation between faculty, parent, student and administration in order to provide the greatest possible experience.

We believe that upholding these values is the means
to accomplishing our educational goals.
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Brighton Academy dedicates its facilities, programs,
faculty and staff to the education of children.



The PARENTS of Brighton Academy are requested to make the following
commitments toward a successful educational environment:
• To promote by example an “interest in character development”
• To promote by example an “interest in education”
• To support the intent and statements made in each of our policies/procedures
• To provide all supplemental materials needed in the classroom
• To deliver your children to school and school functions on time and appropriately dressed
• To discuss all educational concerns with the appropriate staff/faculty members in a timely manner
• To fulfill their required volunteer duty
• To have fun!


The STUDENTS of Brighton Academy are requested to make
the following commitments toward a successful education:
• To follow the intent and statements of all Academy policies/procedures
• To complete all proper and reasonable requests to the best of your ability
• To insure a classroom that is free from your own disruptive attitudes and actions
• To encourage an open exchange of ideas and opinions
• To participate in all course work / discussions
• To ask questions when you don’t understand material covered or assignments given
• To discuss all educational concerns with the appropriate staff / faculty members in a timely manner
• To have fun!

The TEACHERS of Brighton Academy make the following
commitments to the families and students:
• To embody character
• To offer a quality education
• To communicate and work with parents toward their child’s education
• To monitor a student’s balance of character, compassion, competence and completion
• To maintain a disciplined and consistent learning environment
• To consistently uphold the policies and procedures of Brighton Academy
• To be patient, firm and impartial
• To model a behavior and personal appearance that is in accordance with Brighton Academy standards
• To have fun!


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Brighton Academy • 1121 NE 7th Street • Grants Pass, Oregon 97526
Office: Phone 541-474-6865 • Fax 541-474-6866







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