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Natural Science Academy

Natural Science Academy is a coeducational public charter school for students in grades Kindergarten through 5.

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Education Quality
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Cost Of Living
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Climate
Institution Type: Public Setting: Suburban

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Overview

Overview

Curriculum

Nature Immersion curriculum infuses natural science across all curricular areas, including the arts. NSA students receive daily science instruction at all grade levels and extend their learning off-campus with monthly "EdVentures" to natural areas, museums and cultural venues. Although highly academic and rigorous, NSA education professionals use homework in moderation preferring instead to have students do the bulk of their work at school. Instruction often involves assignment of projects and deep, authentic science investigations rather than being worksheet driven. Teachers rely on many kinds of assessment to inform instruction other than just state test scores to allow students to demonstrate their level of mastery. Small class sizes and highly trained professional educators provide support and challenge to NSA students.

Mission Statement

Academic achievement through study and exploration of the natural world.

Finance

Finance

Public charter schools are supported through lower levels of direct, public funding, as well as though private subsidies. As with district public schools, they do not charge tuition to students who attend them.

Academics

Academics

Adequate Yearly Progress

AYP for Reading was Not Met for the year 2012.

AYP for Math was Met for the year 2012.

AYP for Attendance was Met for the year 2012.

AYP was Not Met Overall for the year 2012.

AYP is a measurement defined by the United States federal No Child Left Behind Act that allows the U.S. Department of Education to determine how every public school and school district in the country is performing academically according to results on standardized tests.

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 59
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Kindergarten 11
1 9
2 8
3 8
4 13
5 10

Natural Science Academy's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Natural Science Academy's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 13 : 1
Gender 63% Male / 37% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

19% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Natural Science Academy.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 88%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2%
Multi-racial 2%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 3%
Senior Lead Teacher   Kendra Hunding
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