Dear Noble Academy Family,
As our summer programs come to a close, it reminds me that the start of our 26th school year at Noble Academy is only a few weeks away. How time flies during these long, warm days of summer vacation!
Thanks to the hard work and planning done by our administrative staff, we are pleased to announce several improvements to our facilities, programs and communication plans. We have:
Purchased a new library maintenance system so that students can more easily access print and digital materials.
Updated our computer labs and painted the media center.
Designated a special area in the media center for upper division students to access materials
Installed new carpet and updated bathrooms in lower division building
Created a comfortable, new seating area for parents and students in the lower division lobby
Painted some of our playground equipment & purchased new equipment for games
Added new after- school enrichment programs
Broadened our music program with Music Academy of North Carolina (MANC)
Changed our weekly parent e-mail to Mondays instead of Thursdays so information is communicated with you at the beginning of each week
Scheduled the monthly TRIAD LDA community meetings on our campus
All of these additions and upgrades are part of our ongoing efforts to provide not only the best educational programs for your child but also a warm and inviting facility that encourages them to do their best every day.
We look forward to seeing our new students for an orientation on Monday, August 19th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm and our returning families at Meet Your Teacher Night on Monday, August 19th from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Please find enclosed important information that will help you and your child to be prepared for the first day of school on Wednesday, August 21st at 8:20 am.
Cheers for the new year!
Head of School
Children with Disabilities Scholarship Grants
In 2011 the General Assembly passed Session Law 2011-395, Tax Credits for Children with Disabilities. This law created an individual refundable income tax credit that parents of children with disabilities can claim for education expenses including nonpublic school tuition and special education services. This tax credit has been successful throughout the state and expanded the educational options for students with disabilities. Despite the tax credit’s overall success, certain provisions in the law limited its effect.
On Monday Representatives Jonathan Jordan, Marcus Brandon, Bert Jones, and Paul Stam filed HB 269, Children with Disabilities Scholarship Grants. HB 269 changes the tax credit into a scholarship grant, which allows more families to benefit from the program. The grants will be up to $3,000 per semester—the same amount as the original tax credits—and may be used for tuition reimbursement and special education and related services.
HB 269 states the criteria children must meet for the parents to qualify for these grants. A child must have an Individualized Education Plan and must be receiving special education or related services on a daily basis. A child must also meet at least one of the following requirements:
1. Was enrolled in a NC public school during the previous semester
2. Received special education or related services through the NC public schools as a preschool child with a disability during the previous semester
3. Received a scholarship grant for the previous semester
4. Is eligible for initial enrollment in kindergarten or the first grade in a NC public school
After initial receipt of a scholarship grant, a child will be reevaluated every three years to verify that that he or she continues to be a child with a disability.
HB 269 was referred to the House Committee on Education. Please contact your Senator and Representative to urge their support.
Noble Academy is happy to announce that our new mobile site has been launched and designed specifically for all of the things you might want to get while on the go.
The homepage includes several options, including a navigation menu, a search bar and a few shortcut buttons at the bottom of the screen. There are some pages formatted for current families as well as new visitors to our school.
We are still tweaking the links and options, but one feature that we are working on is the tablet functionality of the site. We know that more of our students are accessing our services using tablets, small or large, so want to make sure our site works well. Currently we are perfecting a system that displays the mobile site when in portrait mode, and then switches to the full site in landscape mode, allowing for dual functionality.
Some of the resources most useful for current parents and students include the News and Information page, as well as the My Noble Academy page, which duplicates the logins and information from the My Noble Academy page on the website. You can also click the Contact button to get a link to call or email the school directly. If you have additional information or services that you think the mobile site should have, please feel free to email Matt Zigler with suggestions!
News and Events
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