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Frequently Asked Questions

 Frequently Asked Questions

 

What kind of school is Meadowbrook?
Meadowbrook Academy is a non-traditional school for students who have difficulty in the traditional school environment. We serve students in grades 6 through 12 who need a more individualized educational setting and a smaller school environment. 

How does my child get referred to Meadowbrook School?
Students are referred to Meadowbrook Academy through a variety of channels - administration and guidance at their home school; parent and/or student; and placement by the superintendent. Consideration is typically given when a student is having difficulty managing academics and behavior in their home school. In instances of a long-term suspension, placement at Meadowbrook may be given as an option.

What happens next?
After having a parent conference and informing parents of the options available, the home school staff completes an application for enrollment in Meadowbrook Academy. This application is presented to a central screening committee for review and consideration of appropriate educational placement. Parents are able to attend this meeting if they so request. If the central committee feels the student will benefit from the structure of Meadowbrook Academy then the application is accepted and the parents are notified. At this time, an enrollment appointment is scheduled and the appropriate paperwork is completed so that the student may begin attending Meadowbrook. Students are not to be denied their education while waiting for intake and placement.

How long is the program at Meadowbrook Academy?
Students are typically enrolled for the remainder of the semester. The length of stay depends on the ability of the student to learn new behaviors and improve their academics. Each student's progress is reviewed near the end of a semester, at which time a decision is made between Meadowbrook and a student's home school about returning for the upcoming semester.

Is there transportation from my child's home to school?
Yes, students ride the regular school bus from the student's home to Meadowbrook and back.

What are the academics like at Meadowbrook Academy?
The academic program at Meadowbrook is comparable to any traditional middle school or high school in Stokes County.  The curriculum provided is the North Carolina Core Curriculum.  Modifications are made based on the need of the students but the goals and standards to reach are the same goals as standards as any other school in North Carolina.  MBA is 100% digital in order for students to take "on-line" courses based on each students specific needs.

Is there a dress code at Meadowbrook?
Yes, all students enrolled at Meadowbrook are expected to strictly abide by the Stokes County dress code policy. Disciplinary procedures are in place for those students who fail to follow the established guidelines. Please refer to the Stokes County website and/or student handbook for more specifics on the dress code.

What kind of activities are offered at Meadowbrook?
Unfortunately, due to the large geographic region that this school serves and the transportation needs of the students of Meadowbrook, there is limited opportunity for extracurricular activities. Meadowbrook has no athletic teams, clubs, dances, or proms for example.

When would my child is be able to exit Meadowbrook School?
Students are evaluated on an ongoing basis for performance in all areas of academics and behavior.  Teachers will recommend a student for return based on overall academic performance, ability to follow rules, ability to get along with others and level of maturity.  Return to home school is determined by the student's ability to cooperate and meet the requirements of Meadowbrook Academy.  If a student has  proven their desire to work hard, attend school, be respectful, and get along with others.  Consequently, they deserve to return to their home school.

Are the teachers certified?
Yes, all teachers are certified by the state of North Carolina and meet the standards set to be highly qualified.

How is the school day run?
We begin classes at 8:00 am and end at 2:35 pm. Our middle school program consists of seven periods and is organized to ensure maximum instructional time in core content areas. Our high school program is on a regular block schedule consisting of four courses.  

What schools are represented at Meadowbrook?
Each middle and high school in Stokes County is represented at Meadowbrook Academy.

What if I don't live within the Stokes County Public Schools boundary and my district doesn't have a program like Meadowbrook?
Unfortunately, you must live within the boundaries of Stokes County, North Carolina to be eligible to attend Meadowbrook Academy.

Will my child graduate with a regular high school diploma?
Students graduating from Meadowbrook will receive a traditional high school diploma or a differentiated diploma based on one of the standard diploma tracks established by the state of North Carolina.

How safe is Meadowbrook Academy?  What safety measures are in place for my child?
In some ways, Meadowbrook is probably safer than most schools in Stokes County because we have small numbers of students and limited building space.  We are able to get to know each child which allows us to build relationships and be involved in their school life.  Safety measures include electronic key-pass locks, surveillance cameras, limited searches, and access to local law enforcement.

How is Meadowbrook treated by Stokes County Public Schools?
The central administration, high schools, and middle schools have an excellent and supportive working relationship with Meadowbrook Academy.  Together, we believe in giving students all opportunities available to further their education and become successful members of our community.

What are my responsibilities as a parent of a Meadowbrook student?
Be involved, support your student, get to know the school, work together with the faculty, staff and student to make this a positive learning experience.  Each child has the potential to be successful and it takes the parents and the school together to help them find their true potential.  We need your help!  There is a standing invitation for parents to be a part of out School Improvement Team.

What can I expect from the faculty as a parent of an Meadowbrook student?
Honesty, integrity, hard work, support, and understanding.  The faculty and staff of Meadowbrook work together respectfully as a team to help each child reach their goals.  We don't think we have all the answers, but we do believe we have what it takes to meet the needs of your child. Staff are available by telephone and e-mail; and are always willing to conference with parents.

If you didn't find the answer your were looking for, please send your question to the Principal at (david.hicks@stokes.k12.nc.us)