By Guest Blogger Linda Hale, head of school for Noble Academy
It’s that time of year again when we get out the polish and start making things shiny. I know your thinking to yourself, spring cleaning, right? Not even close – it’s Enrollment Season! Noble Academy is diligently preparing the team to open its doors to the community on February 16th and March 2nd (9-11 am) for its annual Community Open House. The Community Open House provides an opportunity for professionals and prospective families to come and learn what we do best at Noble Academy – and that is to build great futures for students who are diagnosed with ADHD and learning differences. The Community Open House will consist of a tour, an information session on the admission process and financial aid, along with a question and answer period with a parent/student panel.
In addition to building great futures for our students, Noble Academy offers a variety of services to the community at large. Here are a few of the programs that are available:
After School Individualized Tutoring Program for Students in K-12
~ We offer certified and qualified tutorial instruction in the Wilson Reading System® for students struggling with reading and spelling.
~ We offer academic support and practice for students who need extra help or remediation for students who are academically behind.
~ We offer study strategies and preparation for assessments, as well as homework completion. Along with helping students establish executive functioning goals for those students who need support with time management, organization, working memory and planning.
Free Monthly Reading Screenings
~ We offer children ages 4-11 a free reading screening. The reading screenings are held every second Tuesday of each month. The screenings take about 30 minutes and an administrator will meet with parents afterwards to share the results to offer recommendations and resources.
Summer School Programs
~ Individualized Tutoring as described above.
~ Math Summer Support will be offered as small group or one-on-one.
~ Wilson® Group Reading Instruction for rising 3rd – 5th graders who are experiencing difficulty with reading and/or spelling. The summer program is scheduled for June 26th through July 27th from 8:30 – 11:00 am Mondays through Thursdays.
~ North Carolina Summer Program for Kids (NCSPK) Noble Academy partners with UNCG ADHD Clinic and Parents of Children with ADHD to host a very special summer program on our campus. NCSPK is a highly structured, fun, and supportive day program for 7 to 13 year old children with ADHD. The goal is improve self-control, friendships, academic skills, organizational skills, sports skills, and self-esteem. Educational and behavioral programming is also a part of the program. Weekly parent meetings are offered to learn specialized skills to improve parent-child relations and behavior at home.
For Educators: Wilson Reading System® Training
~ Noble Academy has become a training site for the Wilson Reading System® and offers educators in the Triad and beyond a variety of workshops to obtain the different levels of certification. Noble Academy is the only Wilson® partner within the surrounding multi-state area (NC, SC, TN, VA.)
Developing partnerships within the community has also been a focus of Noble Academy’s strategic plan. Many years ago, we partnered with the Triad Learning Disabilities Association (Triad LDA) to host meetings during the school year. Triad LDA, which is a volunteer parent and professional organization, is dedicated to providing support to individuals with learning disabilities and their families through education, advocacy and training. Meetings typically address a particular topic related to learning differences/ADHD.
Other partnerships within the community extend to businesses like Spring Arbor of Greensboro (assisted living facility) where our students play games, read stories, sing songs, and create arts and crafts with residents on a monthly basis. Recently, we have partnered with the Seed to Salad program and Tessa’s in which our science/social studies classes grow greens for the restaurant to be featured in a menu item. For several years now, we have cleaned our adopted trail on the Atlantic Yadkin Greenway from Strawberry Road to Owl’s Roost Road. Some annual events that we host are the Wine, Art and Design show (Feb. 10th) and the February food drives. The Wine, Art and Design Show will feature 17 local artists, wine, food and jazz. Funds raised will go to support the school as well as the talent of Greensboro’s local artists. The February food drives support local non-profit organizations such as Out of the Garden, Blessed Table Food Pantry, and A Simple Gesture. This past year, we partnered with the Greensboro Crop Walk to raise funds and walk to support our Community Outreach theme of ending hunger.
To learn more about Noble Academy or to register for one of the Community Open House sessions, please visit our website at www.nobleknights.org or contact Christy Avent, Director of Advancement and Admissions, at 336-282-7044 ext. 4642.
*Sponsored by Noble Academy