Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Learning Disability?
Individuals with learning disabilities have average or above average intelligence but struggle in one or more areas such as reading, writing, spelling, math, listening and oral expression. Because learning disabilities have a neurological basis, the difference in how the brain receives, processes or communicates information is considered life long. With appropriate interventions and instruction, children with learning disabilities can achieve success in school and in life.
What is Tuition at New Way?
Tuition for the 2022-2023 school year is $26,400. Tuition for the 2023-2024 school year has not yet been determined.
New students have a First Year Tuition Supplement of $2,100. This supplement includes a review of records, observations, and comprehensive assessments.
Does New Way Provide Scholarships for Financial Aid?
New Way values and seeks students from diverse economic backgrounds. We are committed to assisting families who cannot afford to send their child to New Way. The amount of financial assistance awarded to each family is based on financial need, parental support of the school and availability of funds. Financial information submitted for review by the Financial Aid Committee and financial aid awards are strictly confidential.
Financial assistance is limited to tuition. Families receiving assistance are responsible for expenses that occur during the school year (eg, After-School Clubs or Sports) as well as the Program Planning Fee for new students.
For Additional Scholarship Information Read About Our Scholarships and Financial Aid
What is the Admissions Process?
Our six-step admission process helps to ensure that New Way is the right fit for each child. Our admissions team will be with you every step of the way to empower you on your learning journey.
What Kind of Students Do You Have at New Way?
New Way optimally serves students with primary learning needs. Our admissions policy examines a range of criteria to ensure we can meet students' needs.
What are the Qualifications of Your Teachers?
All teachers at New Way Academy are specialists in their academic areas and are trained to teach students with learning differences. New Way requires and provides ongoing professional development and continuing education opportunities for faculty. This ensures that faculty continuously develop teaching skills and stay informed of the latest research, instructional techniques and curricular advancements among our student population.
What Do You Expect From the Parents of Children at New Way?
We hope that parents are active participants in their child’s education. We offer individual conferences to assist parents in understanding how their child learns, and what they can do outside of New Way to encourage the academic success of their child. We have an inclusive community and welcome parent collaboration and communication.
Does New Way Offer Transition Services?
High school students are provided transition services to fit their educational needs beginning in 9th grade. Working closely with our Transition Team, parents, students and faculty work together to ensure that proper planning and preparation is done for each student.
We have robust high school seminars, electives, and concurrent enrollment classes that prepare students for their unique post-secondary pathway.
What is the Discipline Policy at New Way?
New Way Academy maintains high expectations for student conduct and responsibility utilizing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). PBIS is an evidence-based three-tiered framework to improve and integrate all of the data, systems, and practices affecting student outcomes every day. It utilizes logical consequences, problem solving strategies and a token economy. This fosters strong character and appropriate behavior. Emphasis is placed on rewarding accomplishments and applauding successes.
Teachers provide positive attention for appropriate behavior and structure in the classroom to help students stay productive and focused. Discipline is facilitated by preventative structure, clear expectations and appropriate consequences. Specialized plans are developed when general routines and procedures are not effective for individual students.
Is There a Dress Code?
While students do not wear uniforms, there is a dress code that we ask students to follow.
What are Some Websites That Help Understand Learning Differences?
Learning Disability Association of America
International Dyslexia Association
International Dyslexia Association, Arizona Branch
National Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Guide to Overcoming Dyslexia (SuperSummary)