High Point Academy will begin on Monday, August 31st, 2020. The last day of school will be on Thursday, May 27th, 2021.
Our school day will run Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM. Our charter states that we are an extended day school.
High Point Academy is a free, public school. No tuition is charged; however, we require an $80 STEAM fee ($40 fine arts material fee and a $40 STEM for additional classroom enrichment).
There are not any designated boundaries to attend HPA, however students must reside within a 50-mile radius.
Class sizes will be capped as follows:
- Kindergarten: 20 students per class
- First Grade: 22 students per class
- Second through Twelfth Grade: 24 students per class
No, we are not a part of Fort Worth ISD. We are our own district and not part of any other. As such, we follow our own calendar although we may loosely follow Fort Worth ISD regarding bad weather closures.
It is our district policy to not give out wait list information. Also, our wait lists do not carry over from year to year. The application process for the 19-20 school year will begin again in January 2019 with our lottery being held the first weekend of March.
If I have multiple children in the lottery, and only one of my children is drawn, will my other children still be placed?
At the time of the lottery, siblings of students who are drawn in the lottery are placed on their respective grade level lists if space is available on that particular list. If space IS NOT available, the siblings are placed on the waiting list for that grade, prioritized in the order in which they are drawn.
If my child fails their current grade at their current school, what happens to their placement at HPA?
The student’s placement in a grade other than that for which the student applied will be dependent on availability in the other grade. High Point will follow the laws set forth by the TEA. The student will be waitlisted, with prioritization based on their date-stamped application.
High Point Academy will host registration events during the summer.
For each student, please provide us with the following documents
- Proof of residence (utility bill – water, gas, electric, or lease)
- Birth Certificate
- Social Security Card
- Parent/Guardian Driver’s License
- Transcript and/or Report Card: Must show promotion to next grade level
- State tests (STAAR, EOC)
- Shot records
- Disciplinary Records
- School records*
If you need to update your contact information with the school at any point during the year, you may do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
*If we have not pulled your student’s school records for you after receiving a Records Request Form, then you must obtain and provide us with all school records.
Enrollment documents include your child’s social security card, birth certificate, and educational testing documents, and any other supporting documents that indicate the student has completed a specific grade level. Students that were homeschooled will be required to take a placement exam for grade placement.
High Point currently offers American Sign Language and Spanish.
All students at HPA starting in 2nd grade attend piano lab where they are taught to read music. This is a self-paced class. Students in Kinder and First attend a beginning music class to build a foundation for learning.
As HPA grows, we anticipate offering band.
Yes, HPA follows all laws and protocol set in place by TEA and the State of Texas. HPA also has tutors on campus that help students who require additional support.
While High Point Academy will not offer a separate gifted and talented program, students will have the opportunity to engage in projects that will allow gifted and talented students to go more in depth with particular concepts. Middle school students will be challenged through access to high school credits as early as 8th grade. The high school plan includes rigorous academic yearly growth expectations as well as enrichment activities in fine arts, projects and products, and leadership and service learning. These course offerings will ensure that the needs of gifted and talented students are being met.
HPA has a National Junior Honor Society Chapter and a National Honor Society chapter.
HPA does not currently offer a hot lunch program. All students are required to furnish their own lunch. Our goal is to have a hot lunch program in the next few years.
Yes, field trips are offered throughout the year.
Students at HPA will participate in a limited number of fundraisers. Proposed fundraisers, including PTO sponsored fundraisers, require approval from the CEO/Superintendent.
At HPA, our values include honor, integrity, and service. We set high expectations for all of our students. Our HPA student handbook outlines the expectations of our students as well as procedures for handling any discipline issues that may arise.
HPA has been blessed by word of mouth and Facebook! Our charter states that all teachers to whom we offer positions must be certified and/or highly qualified. All of our teachers meet these criteria. In addition, many of our teachers hold multiple certifications and advanced degrees.