Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year at George Washington Academy (GWA)! We are very confident that you and your child will be well rewarded for selecting George Washington Academy as your school of choice. It is our goal to provide your child with a high quality, rigorous education in a supportive environment.
Our school was founded and continues to focus on strong academics. We hope this is one of the reasons you chose GWA. As such, please plan on your child having homework most nights and spend time reviewing our curriculum on the GWA website to understand what to expect. Math is taught a minimum of one year ahead for all students, with the exception of those who are on an Individualized Education Plan through Special Ed. Since we are a Core Knowledge School, Music and Art are required courses and are aligned with our social studies, science, reading, and language arts programs. Be assured that our teachers have been trained extensively to deliver the curriculum that has been chosen for our school.
We have very high standards at GWA and encourage and expect all children to rise to the level of education that we offer. By consistently working together we can help your child feel the confidence and power that comes from success. We encourage you to be involved daily in your child’s education.
Since it takes a unity of effort to educate children, GWA parents are expected to volunteer at least 40 hours of their time throughout the school year. Each family will be assigned approximately 5 lunch duty days per year. The PTO also requires that all parents volunteer for one school event and one fundraiser or buy out during the school year. That which we value takes time, commitment and effort. We appreciate your dedication to your child’s education and that those who choose to come here choose to be highly involved.
You are encouraged to pay close attention to the Uniform Policy. While uniforms are only a part of what makes our school great, adherence to the policy is expected. Uniforms remove one distraction to student learning and help build a cohesive team spirit. Teachers will be monitoring student uniforms; however, life is much easier for everyone if you and your children monitor his/her uniform daily.
Please carefully read through all the New Student documents you will be receiving by email, and return any required items to the office within the next week. The suggested Teacher Supply Lists for each grade level are on the GWA website (under parents).
I fully expect the 2016-2017 school year to be a wonderful experience for you and your child. Remember, you make the difference in your child’s education and working together we can prepare for your child for success.