Academics & Admissions FAQs
The Academy at SOAR has rolling admissions throughout the entire school year. Provided there is space, we are able to accept seniors up to October 15th of the first semester and Middle School and underclass students through the first week of February. Please contact our Admissions office to discuss your options.
No. We are not currently set up to accept international students at this time.
Students will be required to bring personal items (clothes, toiletries, sleeping bag, etc.) in addition to specific academic materials. Our Student and Parent Handbook includes a complete gear list. Wilderness equipment, such as climbing helmets and harnesses, life jackets, tents, etc will be provided.
No.We are not a therapeutic or treatment program, however, our structure is designed to support our student population in similar ways. Many of our students retain their personal therapists and, through our admin team, continue scheduled sessions when available. As an alternative school, we have a School Counselor who works with our students in group and individual formats as needed.
Our goal is to help students develop independence, and while that can mean limited communication, it provides the students the opportunity to engage fully in their current experiences. Please see the Academy Handbook for our communication policies and procedures.
The Academy at SOAR staff utilize local doctor’s offices and urgent cares for students with unexpected medical issues and will notify families if their student needs medical attention.