Details

Structure

Aspire High functions like a small private high school.  Aspire may become a private school in the future, as it is a very simply process.

Currently, Aspire High is a tutoring business.  You pay this business to provide all or part of a high school education for your student.  You will need to register as a homeschool with the state of North Carolina, if under 16 years old.  Aspire High provides support for this easy process.  We also provide transcripts and other official documents that you might want from your child’s “school.”  

Here is information from the state about homeschool.

Application and Acceptance Process

You (parent or student) contact us and we set up a time to talk.  Then we send you an application to complete.  The student then fills out an application and has an interview.   All of us (parents, students, staff) decide whether it is a good mutual fit, working out the structure or details of an individualized program.  You pay a deposit, signing a contract to pay tuition for the academic year.  This is a full year program, from late August to late May.

Grading

Aspire High has rigorous academics, tests, essays, etc. and promotes academic excellence and admission to the college of a student's choice. All students will get numerical grades in their classes that will be transferred onto a traditional 4.0 GPA scale.  These grades will go on official transcripts. 

 

Transcripts

Aspire High will provide official transcripts that include individual course grades, overall GPA, and significant school-related activities such as Service Projects.  Students will apply to college as homeschool students, with transcripts submitted from AAH.  Here is information about applying for college as a homeschool student.   

This article also describes the process. 

 

College Admissions

Aspire High seeks to prepare students to go to the college of their choice, if college is the chosen path.  It is important to know the requirements for getting into college.  Here are the requirements for the UNC system.  Our job at Aspire High is to ensure that you get the courses and requirements that you need to get where you want to go.

 

2020-21 Academic Calendar

  • August 17 - Math classes start

  • August 17-27 Orientation for two weeks, full social distancing and masks, Listening Conferences

  • August 31 - All Academic Classes begin

  • November 23- 27 Thanksgiving break

  • December 19 - Fall Semester classes end

  • Spring Schedule Pending

 

Commitments

Students are required to acknowledge openly that they are choosing to be at Aspire High. Everyone associated with our program agrees to uphold the following principles:

  • Treat each member of the community with respect and consideration in all aspects of personhood, regardless of appearance, body, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, politics, gender, sexual orientation, mental health, and neurological differences

  • Honor the need for open and honest communication about challenging issues

  • Speak directly and compassionately to any member of the community with whom one has conflict

  • Seek, and be willing to participate in, mediation for issues that cannot be resolved through direct dialogue

  • Recognize that the Director of Aspire High tutoring services will make final decisions about student and parent issues, as well as curriculum.

Students agree to do the following:

  • Attend and participate in all required activities of the program, to the best of capability

  • Mentor with a faculty member on a weekly basis regarding goals, intentions, obstacles

  • Respect decisions of teachers and adults in the moment, unless conscience requires otherwise.

  • Recognize that high-quality education requires you to think and imagine well outside of your comfort zone

A Personalized Educational Experience

828-406-5005

Andrew@aspirehighasheville.com

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