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Statement on Academics

  1. NDA is a school which is devoted to helping students change their behavior, however, NDA is also very committed to helping students gain needed academic skills.  
  2. NDA utilizes a number of innovative programs that can help students make academic strides. These programs include counseling, tutoring, computer lab, and specific curriculum within the classroom.
  3. In regards to NDA curriculum in relation to curriculum in the regular school environment, the following applies.
    1. Elementary - NDA follows the exact same curriculum, uses the same textbooks, and adheres to the same state standards.
    2. Middle - NDA follows the exact same core curriculum, uses teh same textbooks, and adheres to the same state standards; however, NDA is not able to provide the same elective or related arts curriculum due to limitations in available number of staff and resources.
    3. High - NDA follows the exact same core curriculum, uses the same textbooks, and adheres to the same state standards; however, in certain incidences, NDA is not able to provide the same electives due to limitations in resources. In the majority of cases, students who are enrolled in those classes not typically taught at NDA, will be placed in the Edgenuity (Formally e2020) online program and/or arrangements will be made with the home school teacher to provide class work and be available to answer instructional questions. This is monitored by the NDA School Counselor. High school students continue to earn credits toward graduation, just as in the regular high schools.
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