FAQs

 

Q: DOES THE AVALON ACADEMY HAVE NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL (NPS) CERTIFICATION?

Yes, The Avalon Academy is certified as a Non-Public School by the California Department of Education for grades K-12.

 

Q: WHAT KINDS OF CHILDREN ATTEND AVALON?

The majority of the children at The Avalon Academy have cerebral palsy. Some of the children are dependent on wheelchairs, others can walk if assisted. Most children who currently attend the core program do so as a full-time educational option. 

While Avalon readily caters for needs such as tube-feeding and routine seizure management, we are currently unable to accept students who require complex nursing care at school.

 

Q: WHAT IS THE RANGE OF COGNITIVE ABILITY OF STUDENTS?

Avalon serves children with a wide range of cognitive abilities through its different programs. The day program provides a functional-skills curriculum adapted to suit the needs of each child.

 

Q: WHY DO WE NEED SCHOOLS LIKE THIS?

Cerebral palsy is a motor disorder which frequently co-exists with an array of associated challenges stemming from communication delays, eating challenges, intellectual impairment, and social and emotional difficulties. Traditional education models generally lack the specialization and flexibility required to meet all the needs of children with cerebral palsy. Other options are special day classes for the cognitively impaired or regular classes, and neither typically provides the needed and specialized motor-skill development.

 

Q: WHAT MAKES AVALON UNIQUE?

Avalon is a model because of the comprehensive and specialized educational and developmental services it offers to children with cerebral palsy and similar disorders. These children frequently have a complex array of challenges, and we aim to address all these needs at one location. Unique to Avalon is the integration of movement into all classroom activities, no matter how physically-disabled the students. Our approach is flexible and adaptable to best fit the needs of individual students.

 

Q: WHAT DOES IT COST TO SEND A CHILD TO AVALON?

The cost of sending a child to Avalon varies by program. Please e-mail us at info@theavalonacademy.org or call 650.777.9130 for details.

 

Q: DOES AVALON OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS?

The majority of students are funded by their school districts. There are currently no scholarships open for new students. Please contact info@theavalonacademy.org or call 650.777.9130 for an update on future availability.