Both my boys love going to school at Academy. One is in 4th and one in 1st. Both started in Kinder there. I like that they stay with the same teacher for 2 years in K-3. All teachers and staff have always been friendly and helpful. They have great music, spanish, art, and PE programs/teacers. I
... Read more know getting familiar with Spanish all through elementary is really going to help them later if they take it in High School. Oh, and you don't have to camp out to get your kid in anymore, so don't be scared by some of the earliest reviews! Now you apply online at a particular date/time and they fill the open spots in the order your app is entered online. There are steps you have to take before that though so visit the school or website for that info. The parent involvement is very high and each family must do at least 10 hrs of volunteering, but even if you work there are opportunities for getting it done. The other main thing is there is no bus service, so you have to provide transportation. The brain based teaching is great and I think it gives the teachers more freedom to really get the kids learning. Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/14/13
I LOVE this school! The teachers are wonderful and so hands on. If your child is behind in any subject they pull them out of class for one on one tutoring.
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Posted by a parent on 10/16/12
If you like a vice principal that never smiles and doesn't acknowledge you even when you say hello and and an office staff that glares at you when you come through the door, this school is for you! Not only does this school have it's own brand specific dress code that requires spending tax dollars outside
... Read more of it's city, the vice principal personally okays if your child's shoes are appropriate. They pride themselves on everything they do, but the place is pretty unorganized. If you want to be an active parent, you are welcome and that may help you get past the unpleasant district employees that make you question if you child is in the right place. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/18/11
is it necessary to live in the disrict for nola dunn? is there an entrance test? we are planning to move to burleson. my son has to go in grade 2 this yr. need help !
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Posted by a other on 05/18/11
The Academy at Nola Dunn,is a wonderful atmosphere for not only students, but also parents.Everyone is so friendly and positive.
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Posted by a parent on 10/05/09
My son has attended this school since his first grade year. I have been very pleased with the teachers and the school ! I would reccomend this school !
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Posted by a parent on 04/29/09
It's a shame all schools do not use brain-based learning techniques. After one year of home-schooling, my granddaughter went from high excellence to average at Stribling. Now at the Academy, she is back on top, mastering all subjects and getting superior reports. The vertical teams and emphasis on leadership
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Posted by a other on 11/24/08
Both of my children attended Nola Dunn. What an amazing start for their education! They have been able to transfer what they learned in elementary to their learning in middle school and high school. My only problem is that Academy only goes through 5th grade. I would give anything for this type of
... Read more brain-based learning to be implemented in the higher levels of education in Burleson. Over all, if you have the opportunity to get your child into the Academy at Nola Dunn, you will not regret it! Both of my children have never scored below commended on the TAKS test and I credit a lot of that to the Academy! Do yourself and your child a favor....check out this school... Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/23/08
The Academy at Nola Dunn is different in that all teachers use brain-based learning techniques (Eric Jensen) hand-in-hand with the Multiple Intelligences Theory (Howard Gardner). Students enjoy field trips and traditions. Many extracurricular clubs and opportunities are available. Students are organized
... Read more into vertical teams (one each of K-5 class together) as well as horizontally (all grade level together) for learning activities. Parent involvement is required through various volunteer activities. The school has a total 'outside the box' mentality and new ideas and teaching methods are welcomed. Most of the teachers are outstanding and put in far more hours preparing curriculum than the average elementary teacher to provide the necessary stimulation. Teachers team-teach and lower level teachers communicate with upper level teachers so subject matter is taught in a logical fashion in order to reach Texas requirements (TEKS) and to prepare students for the TAKS (state-mandated testing). Students wear uniforms. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/01/08
This school provides the closest thing to home school in a public environment. Parent involvement is encouraged therefore I can be up there as much as I want to and know what is going on at the place my son spends most of his time.
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* In 2010-2011, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in reading in grades 3 through 9; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in English language arts in grades 10 and 11; in mathematics in grades 3 through 11; in science in grades 5, 8, 10 and 11; and in social studies in grades 8, 10 and 11. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The grade 11 Exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
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Burleson schools — The Academy At Nola Dunn is located at 201 S Dobson St, Burleson TX 76028. 201 S Dobson St is in the 76028 ZIP code in Burleson, TX The school district for The Academy At Nola Dunn is the Burleson Isd. The Academy At Nola Dunn is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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