We believe that appropriate grade placement is very important. The St. Nicholas Orthodox Academy staff puts much time and thought into assigning students to grades with the goal of creating an optimal learning environment for each student. Our objective is for every student to be successful in a supportive and challenging educational setting.
A team consisting of the Academy's Dean of Academic and Spiritual Studies, the current grade teacher, and the incoming grade teacher carefully consider the following factors in making grade assignments:
Parents may use this form to offer input regarding grade placement that includes the child's learning style and a brief list of peers who would enhance the child's learning experience. This information will be considered, along with the above criteria. Final decisions on student grade placement will be made by the Dean of Academic and Spiritual Studies.