Tue, Dec 18th, 2007
Questions
1)  What is the cost of tuition?
2)  What is a charter school?
3)  Why are charter schools so popular?
4)  What is a Glasser Quality School?
5)  What is Integrated Visual Learning (IVL)?
6)  Do I need an interdistrict transfer?
7)  If I register my child at Great Valley Academy, does it affect my enrollment at their current school?
 
Answers
1)  Q What is the cost of tuition?
A
Since charter schools are public schools tuition is paid with tax dollars.
2)  Q What is a charter school?
A
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?
A
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)  Q What is a Glasser Quality School?
A
A Glasser Quality School is a school that meets criteria set forth by Dr. Glasser. The criteria include, relationships based upon trust and respect, students doing work that is significantly beyond competence each year, and staff, students and parents viewing the school as a joyful place. There are fifteen Glasser Quality Schools in the nation.
5)  Q What is Integrated Visual Learning (IVL)?
A
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. Integrated Visual Learning (IVL) is an optometric-based process developed by Dr. Steven J. Ingersoll, O.D. The IVL 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)  Q Do I need an interdistrict transfer?
A
No, as a charter school, parents have the flexibility to choose for themselves without having to consult your district of residence.
7)  Q If I register my child at Great Valley Academy, does it affect my enrollment at their current school?
A
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.