FAQs

 

Who can attend Vine Academy?

Vine Academy is geared towards intellectually curious students who will thrive in an environment with low student to teacher ratios, customized learning, and time to pursue projects and passions. We are open to students of many ability levels:  gifted students, twice exceptional students, students with learning disabilities, students who are bored or frustrated in a traditional setting, and students who want more after-school time for sports and activities that they are passionate about. We do not accept students with autism or serious behavioral issues.

How can I learn if Vine Academy is right for my child?

The best way to learn if Vine Academy would be a good fit for your child is to attend an information session.  The information sessions on our homepage are  group sessions.  You can also request an individual meting.   During an information session, you’ll take a tour of the school, learn more about our approach to education, and get all your questions answered.After an information session, we’ll offer you the opportunity to talk to other Vine parents, to read our curriculum guide, or even visit our classes.

What is the enrollment process?

As part of the enrollment process, we may ask to see your child’s school records or any testing that has been done. Additionally, your child needs to attend a shadow day, where he or she will see first-hand what it’s like to be a student at our school and where we can conduct an interview and some simple assessments.

Can my child join after the school year has started?

Yes! Because our school is so customized, your child can join us at any time during the school year.

How long is the school day and school year?

Our school day runs from 8:00-4:00. It’s a little longer than the average school day, but our students don’t take home any homework, aside from reading.  Our school year begins around August 20th and continues through early June.  We also offer an optional four-week summer term.

Do you really have no homework?

Yep!  The only work our students take home is nightly reading. To read more about out no-homework policy, click here.