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Frequently Asked Questions: AEA Westlake Ohio
WHAT IS A COMMUNITY SCHOOL?
- The basic “community school concept” is encompassed in the idea of “autonomy for accountability.” Community schools are public schools that are granted a specific amount of autonomy (determined by state law and the local charter) to make decisions concerning the structure, curriculum, and educational emphasis of the school. In return for this autonomy, community schools are held accountable by their granting agency, in our case the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, for the academic achievement of their students.
IS THERE A COST FOR THE SCHOOL?
- No. A strong parent organization and fundraising is vital to the success of any school, but there is no required fee for school attendance.
ARE THERE ADVANCED PLACEMENT AND HONORS CLASSES?
- YES. Einstein Academy features an interdisciplinary program, aligned with the Ohio content standards, enabling graduates to enter postsecondary education with a breadth of knowledge across disciplines. Honors and AP Classes feature prominently in course offerings.
WHAT LANGUAGES ARE OFFERED AT THE EINSTEIN ACADEMY?
- We are planning on offering Spanish, Mandarin, Hebrew, Arabic, and Latin.
WHAT GRADES ARE BEING SERVED?
- Albert Einstein Academy- Westlake, Ohio, serves grades 4-12.
HOW MANY STUDENTS WILL BE ENROLLED IN EACH GRADE/Class?
- There will be 20-25 students per class.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MORE STUDENTS APPLY THAN CAN BE ENROLLED?
- Students will be enrolled on a first come, first serve basis.
DO YOU HAVE TO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT WHERE THE COMMUNITY SCHOOL IS LOCATED?
- No. Any student living in Ohio can attend.
WHERE IS THE SCHOOL LOCATED?
- Albert Einstein Academy campus is located at 3600 Crocker Rd., Westlake, Ohio..
WHAT ARE THE SCHOOL HOURS?
- The school hours are 8:00 AM to 3:20 PM.
ARE THERE AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS?
- Yes. Several exciting extra-curricular activities will be offered, including sports, music, arts and academic support. After school programs will reflect the interests of our students.
HOW DO WE ENROLL OUR STUDENT?
- You can fill out an online application
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
- Please feel free to attend one of our information sessions at the school. The dates are posted on the schools website. The school phone number is 440-471-4982, and the school web page is www.ealas.org (select Westlake Ohio Campus)