Question: What ages/grade level of students do you accept?
Answer: Our students range in age and the grade levels we accept are fourth through 12th grade.
Question: What support services do you offer?
Answer: We have certified and licensed therapists for speech and language, occupational therapy and counseling (both individual and group). We also have adaptive PE available for all students at no extra charge.
Question: Do the support services cost extra?
Answer: Yes, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and counseling services are extra. Adaptive PE is available at no extra charge for all Banner Children's Academy students.
Question: What kind of experience do your teachers have?
Answer: Our teachers have an average tenure of more than 20 years. Three of our teachers have been teaching for more than three decades. All our teachers are certified to teach the learning disabled, those emotionally handicapped, students with autism spectrum disorders and in at least one academic area such as English, math, science or social studies.
Question: What is your school calendar like?
We follow a modified version of the public school calendar. Our hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.
Question: What kind of transportation is available?
Students referred from their public school district are bussed by that district. Private students are transported by the parents, guardian or via car pool. In some cases, we may be able to transport students, depending on pick-up location.
Question: What is the tuition?
Tuition varies depending upon a student’s needs. In some instances, the Arizona Empowerment Scholarship or the Arizona Scholarship Fund can cover most, if not all, of the tuition at Banner Children's Academy. For students placed by a school district, tuition is paid for by that district. For more information, please contact Shari Carlsted at (480) 448-7615 or the above scholarship websites.
Question: Does my medical insurance cover the cost of the school?
Health/medical insurance does not cover the cost of private school education.
Question: Do I need an appointment to check out the school?
Yes, please call our Principal, Shari Carlsted at (480) 448-7615.
Question: Where are you located?
We are currently located at 7575 E. Earll Dr. in Scottsdale, Ariz. Please note: As of the new school year 2014-15, Banner Children's Academy will be located at 1410 W. 10th Place, Tempe AZ 85281.
Question: Whom can I contact for more information?
Our Principal, Shari Carlsted, would be happy to assist you with any further details you would like about our school. Please feel free to reach her at (480) 448-7615.