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Skyward Academy Admissions And FAQ’s

Where Are You Located?


Skyward Academy Main Campus is located in Montgomery, Ohio. Our facility is nestled in a nature-park like residential neighborhood, and has a gym area, cafeteria, stage, outdoor area, large classrooms, kitchen, private tutoring areas, wireless internet, and is centrally located.




What Makes Skyward Academy Different?


Alot! Skyward is very unique. Individualized instruction and small groups. One on one academic instruction available to maximize student academic growth. A strong focus on academics. Academics taught with real – life applications of knowledge. Social Skills and Life Skills training for students. Community experiences. Enrichment opportunities for those who are eligible. Vocational opportunities with 13 partner businesses. The highest quality, most experienced, degreed and certified staff in town! Other programs may say that they are comparable to Skyward, but no other program in the area offers the combination of things that Skyward does, and no other program fully implements what it says it does like Skyward!




What Ages Attend Skyward?


Skyward Academy primarily serves students ages 10 through their high school graduation.




Who Is Your Staff?


Skyward employs the absolute best staff in the area. All of our staff members have years of experience working with students with special needs, and all teachers are degreed and certified in the areas they teach. We have a waiting list of qualified staff waiting to join us when we have openings!




What About Technology


Skyward strives to incorporate the use of technology into its programs daily. Our current student to computer ratio is 1:1. Our students use research-based and proven learning software programs in reading, math, writing, typing, speech to text, and more. They also conduct internet research of science, social studies, and more topics on a weekly basis. Skyward students are also learning to use iPods and iPads to help them manage their daily lives.




Will My Student Receive A High School Diploma?


YES! As a Non-Chartered, Non-Tax Supported, Non-Public School, fully accredited by the National Association of Private Schools, Skyward issues diplomas to students who meet the current Ohio Graduation Requirements. Students with an IEP who are performing below grade level in most subjects have several methods for meeting Graduation Requirements and receiving a high school diploma, depending on their Course of Study as listed on their IEP. It is important that the student’s IEP contains the correct language regarding this Course of Study. When your student enrolls at Skyward, we will be certain that the IEP contains the correct language and information needed, and we will assist in the process of getting the IEP revised if necessary. Skyward also works with districts of residence for those students wishing to receive a diploma from their home district. Local districts have different procedures for this. Contact us for further information.




Can My Student Take Enrichment Classes While Attending Skyward?


Yes, students at Skyward can participate in art, music, drama, games, and social activities. Select art for talented artists is also available.




Can My Student Attend Vocational Programs Such As The Oaks, Project Search, Etc. If They Enroll At Skyward Academy?


Skyward Students have the same opportunities as students at other schools when it comes to vocational programs. If your student lives in a district that is part of The Oaks system, or part of Project Search, they may attend those vocational programs. Educational planning combined with career planning is the key. Contact us to plan a program that is right for your student’s vocational needs.




How Do I Enroll?


Skyward Academy uses a selective admissions process based on individual student needs. We only enroll those students who we honestly think that we can make a difference for. If we think that your child is not a good fit for Skyward Academy, we will refer you to another program or service provider.

  • Step 1: A One Hour No – Obligation Consultation Meeting and Tour – Please bring your student’s IEP and ETR, Behavior Plans, and any other pertinent data.
  • Step 2: Complete Application for Admission Packet and return with copies of IEP, ETR, behavior plans, etc, along with application fee.
  • Step 3: Schedule observation of student in current placement by Skyward personnel.
  • Step 4: Admissions Meeting to decide on program suitability.




How Much Does It Cost?


No doubt about it, a specialized private school education can be costly. Our standard tuition is comparable to the tuition at our city's top private schools. Most of our families use the Ohio Autism Scholarship or the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship to pay for some or all of their tuition. A sliding scale is available for a limited number of students on the Jon Peterson Scholarship because that specific scholarship amount usually does not cover the entire cost. As part of the admissions process, we will determine Ohio scholarship eligibility, other sponsorship availability, and parent out-of-pocket costs. We strive to not let finances alone be a barrier to admission at Skyward.





Skyward New Hope Admissions And FAQ’s

Where Are You Located?


Skyward New Hope Center is located on the north – western side of Cincinnati in the North Bend / Monfort Heights area, off of I-74.




What Ages Attend New Hope?


New Hope Center can serve children ages 5 to 14.




Are You A School And Do You Follow State Curriculum Guidelines?


Skyward New Hope Center is a Non-Chartered Non Public School. Skyward New Hope Center develops an individual program of therapies, services, and academics based on the needs of the child and the wishes of the parent. We do follow state curriculum as a starting point and guide.




What Therapies Can My Child Receive At New Hope Center?


Children at New Hope Center can receive self care training, applied behavioral therapy, speech and communications theraoy, occupational therpay, academic tutoring and learning, art, music, and more.




How Do I Get Started?


  • Step 1: A One Hour No – Obligation Consultation Meeting and Tour – Please bring your student’s IEP and ETR, Behavior Plans, and any other pertinent data.
  • Step 2: Complete Application for Admission Packet and return with copies of IEP, ETR, behavior plans, etc, along with application fee.
  • Step 3: Schedule observation of student in current placement by New Hope personnel.
  • Step 4: Admissions Meeting to decide on program suitability.





BUSINESS OFFICE

Skyward Academy
Skyward Learning Services, Inc.
PH: 513-222-4611
P O Box 498334
Cincinnati, Ohio 45249

SKYWARD ACADEMY

PH: 513-222-4611 press 1
9994 Zig Zag Rd
Montgomery, Ohio 45242

SKYWARD NEW HOPE CENTER

PH: 513-222-4611

Select Option 2
3682 West Fork Rd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45247

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