Q: How big are the classes?
A: GlenHaven Academy is set up as one large classroom where students have their own separate offices to work. This allows the student’s privacy and helps with concentration. The students do sit by grade level. Students in K-1st grade have a separate classroom with their own teacher.
Q. Will GlenHaven Academy go to 12th grade?
A. Yes! In our first year we are trying to limit enrollment to K-8th, but we are willing to make exceptions for families. Whoever enrolls as an 8th grader will be able to re-enroll at the high school level the following year. As they age, we will open that grade level. It is not ideal for students to start the ACE program as a Junior or Senior if they have been familiar with a standard classroom environment.
Q: What is the teacher-student ratio?
A: Ideal ratio is 1:15.
Q: What are the normal school hours?
A: Normal school hours at GHA are 8:00-3:00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Wednesday is 8:00-1:30. Doors to the school open at /or before 8:00 each day.
Q: How do I register my child?
A: 1. Make an appointment to visit the school. 2. Read the student handbook. 3. Complete the student application. 4. Pay the enrollment fee.
Q: Do I have to be a member of GlenHaven Church to have my children in the school?
A: No, GlenHaven Academy is open to families of like Christian faith who regularly attend a Bible believing church.
Q: How old does my child need to be to attend Kindergarten?
A: In order to attend GHA as a Kindergarten student, the child must be 5 by August 1st. All students going into Kindergarten will be required to complete a reading readiness exam.
Q: Does GlenHaven Academy have a sports program?
A: Not at this time. Our first priority is to make sure the students get a quality education. However, we do believe that sports teach good character and team building. For this reason, our hope is to involve the students in different sports throughout the year. Our students ( K-12) are involved in many different intramural sports during their PE time. Our prayer would be to one day have enough students to form sports teams for levels 6-12.
Q: Will GlenHaven Academy teach evolution?
A: Once students reach the appropriate level of science, they will be introduced to the most widely recognized theories of creation/origins and human biology. They will be shown how these theories relate with the Biblical text and our theological essentials.
Evolution will be taught as a theory, as will; Intelligent design, young earth creationism and old earth creationism. The original ACE curriculum teaches from a strict Young Earth creationist perspective. We do not think it is wise to teach this view only. We desire for our students to be aware and knowledgable of all theories so they can be equipped to respond to them in the secular world. Therefore, we will supplement with other science curriculum to help provide a broader view. High School students will also be taught science from an apologetic perspective, alongside other questions of the faith.
Q: Will GlenHaven Academy teach sex education or gender fluidity?
A: No, we believe that sex education is best approached and taught in the home/family. We will teach basic health and hygiene in Science/P.E. Beyond this, we will always uphold a Biblical ethic in regard to sex, gender, and gender roles. We reject the secular ideology that sex is subjective or relative. We believe and teach that sex and gender are biological, and God ordained.
Q: Will GlenHaven Academy teach Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality, The 1619 Project, or other revisionist histories?
A: No, we reject these secular ideologies. We intend to teach history as it truly happened, based in rigorous, reliable scholarship. Such theories and ideologies will be better addressed in apologetics class.
Bible (ESV or NIV preferred)
School Supplies box—No larger than a shoe box
Crayola Coloring Pencils
Writing Pencils--“Primary” size—My First Ticonderoga #2 (At least 6)
Kindergarten students need large style pencils to grip properly.
Large Eraser Desk pad (22”x28” poster board) (Preferably laminated)
2nd – 12th
Bible (ESV or NIV preferred)
Pencils (#2 or mechanical)
Ball point pens (blue or black ink only)
Standard loose-leaf notebook paper
Large eraser (at least 2)
School Supply Box (for pencils and such)
Trash Container (no larger than #3 coffee can)
Magazine organizer for PACEs
Desk pad (22”x28” poster board) (Preferably laminated)
Old t-shirt for Art Class (1st-6th grade)
Crayons (2nd-6th grade)
Child Scissors (2nd-6th grade)
Compass (7th-12th grade)
Protractor (7th-12th grade)