Welcome to Mulvane Academy
By Barbie Hamlin
Welcome to Mulvane Academy Charter School! Our school is a district sponsored charter school, established in 2004. We serve students in grades 9-12, who have struggled to find success in the traditional high school setting. Our focus is on building relationships with students and parents. We believe that a caring, individualized instructional environment will impact student achievement in a positive way.
Mulvane Academy is similar to Mulvane High School in several ways. First of all, we use the same curriculum, offering many of the same courses found at the high school. We also have the same grading scale. Our students have a regular schedule of classes, 6 hours a day. Students graduating from Mulvane Academy receive a Mulvane High School Diploma.
Mulvane Academy differs from the traditional high school in several ways. First of all, it's smaller -- we are limited to 20 students. As a result, all students receive one-on-one instruction. Our small numbers also enable each student to have an Individualized Learning Plan, or ILP. This plan is created by the student. It involves goal setting, action plans for each goal, and personal conferencing with teachers. Our classes are a mixture of direct instruction and computerized curriculum, thus addressing a variety of learning styles.
Any student wishing to attend Mulvane Academy is required to complete an entrance interview. Parents are required to attend the interview, as well as agree to attend all parent/teacher/student conferences, if admitted. The student must be a Mulvane District resident. Both the student and the parent must sign a contract outlining attendance, achievement, and behavior expectations.
We are very proud of the exceptional progress our students have made in the short time Mulvane Academy has been open. The support of the Mulvane community, district administration, and our parents has helped us make a huge difference in the lives of many students.
Mulvane Academy Principal