FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



ANSWERS

1)
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What is the cost of tuition?
 
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Since charter schools are public schools tuition is paid with tax dollars.
  
 
2)
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What is a charter school?
 
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A Charter School is an independent public school designed and operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs and others. As a public school, a charter school is open to all who wish to attend it (without regard to race, religion or academic ability) and paid for with tax dollars.
  
 
3)
Q
Why are charter schools so popular?
 
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Charter schools provide opportunities for better student-centered education. They provide the chance for communities to create the greatest range of educational choices for their children.
  
 
4)
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What is a Quality School?
 
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A Quality School is known for a relationship-centered focus where kids needs are considered a priority. The school relies on creating a supportive, caring environment and in building healthy relationships that contribute to success.
  
 
5)
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What is Great Valley Smart (GVS)?
 
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At Great Valley Academy, we know that gifted learners are visual learners. Gifted learners can easily make pictures in their minds of what they are reading, instructions they are being given and consequences of their actions. GVA staff members work to help all of our students learn like gifted learners learn. The GVS process combines vision procedure with cognitive processing drills and mental and motor skills. This combination creates a unique program designed to strengthen visual learning of students. 80% of the information we receive is processed visually, so the better we learn visually, the higher our achievement.
  
 
6)
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Do I need an interdistrict transfer?
 
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No, as a charter school, parents have the flexibility to choose for themselves without having to consult your district of residence.
  
 
7)
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If I register my child at Great Valley Academy, does it affect my enrollment at their current school?
 
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No - Registering your child at Great Valley Academy reserves their place in the class list, but the actual enrollment in Great Valley Academy will occur later.