Admissions

Our admissions process is designed to provide prospective students and their families an opportunity to understand our mission and to learn more about the school's many educational programs and benefits.

There are 3 steps to the admissions process:

  1. Tour of the campus

  2. Student Interview / Screening

  3. Financial Commitment

The process begins with an email or phone call to the school director. Parents and prospective students will be emailed a questionnaire and will be invited to tour the school to determine if Baron Academy is a good fit for their child's needs and to help us determine how we can best serve the prospective student.

All families MUST tour the school initially and all prospective students will be required to meet with the school director before any enrollment determination can be made. Exceptional Academy Inc. does not discriminate in our admissions or academic programs offered at the school based on religion, ethnicity, race or national background.

A tour takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes and is the first step to familiarizing yourself with our program.

After the tour is complete, you will have the option of scheduling a follow up screening appointment.  During the screening, we will meet with your child individually, get to know them, read through relevant paperwork, and determine if they are a good fit for our program.

To find out more about Exceptional Academy DBA Baron Academy, to set up an appointment to tour the school, or to apply for admission, please contact kerice@exceptionalacademypsl.com

Tuition

Exceptional Academy DBA Baron Academy has many different payment options and payment plans available. These plans are designed to help make private education more affordable to families. Please contact the director of Baron Academy for specific information about tuition and payment plans as well as the State Scholarship programs that are available.

 

We are part of the FL State Scholarship program and accept the Family Empowerment (formerly Gardiner) Scholarship for Unique Abilities (FES-UA) and the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Education Options (FES-EO) as well as the Florida Tax Credit (FTC) Scholarship through Step Up for Students.

We are a direct billing provider.

Ethical Conduct


Standards of Ethical Conduct

Exceptional Academy for Differently-Abled Learners Inc. DBA Baron Academy
 

 

Exceptional Academy DBA Baron Academyis committed to our community. We value each individual and always vow to pursue the truth in every situation brought before us. Exceptional Academy Inc.'s main concern is educating the student in the way that they need to learn and to help aid in the development of the student so they can reach their fullest potential. Our employees will work to exercise the best professional judgment and integrity at all times and will strive for professional growth to help our students develop into productive and contributing members of society.

Employees and volunteers:


a.    Will make reasonable efforts to protect the student from conditions harmful to learning and to the student's mental and physical health and safety.
b.   Will not unreasonably restrain a student from independent action in pursuit of learning.
c.    Will not unreasonably deny a student access to diverse points of view.
d.   Will not intentionally suppress or distort subject matter relevant to a student's academic program.
e.    Will not intentionally expose a student to embarrassment or disparagement.
f.     Will not intentionally violate or deny a student's legal rights.
g.   Will not harass or discriminate against any student on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, handicapping condition, sexual orientation, or social and family background and Will make reasonable effort to assure that each student is protected from harassment or discrimination.
h.   Will not exploit a relationship with a student for personal gain or advantage.

Exceptional Academy Inc. employees and volunteers will display the highest degree of ethical conduct and remain aware of the importance of maintaining the respect and confidence of colleagues, of students, of parents, and of the community. This commitment requires that our employees:


a.    Will maintain honesty in all professional dealings.
b.   Will not deny to a colleague professional benefits or advantages or participation in any professional organization on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, handicapping condition if otherwise qualified, or social and family background.
c.    Will not interfere with a colleague's exercise of political or civil rights and responsibilities.
d.      Will not engage in harassment or discriminatory conduct that interferes with an individual's performance of professional or work responsibilities or with the orderly processes of education or which creates a hostile, intimidating, abusive, offensive, or oppressive environment. 
e. Will make reasonable effort to assure that each individual is protected from such harassment or discrimination.
f.   Will not make malicious or intentionally false statements about a colleague.

Training Requirement: All instructional personnel and administrators are required as a condition of employment to complete training on these standards of ethical conduct here.
 
Reporting Misconduct by Instructional Personnel and Administrators: All employees and administrators have an obligation to report misconduct by instructional personnel and school administrators which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student. Policies and procedures for reporting misconduct by instructional personnel or school administrators which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student are posted on the school employee bulletin board and below.

Reports of misconduct of employees should be made to: 

Kristine Erice, Director, (772) 777-4830, kerice@exceptionalacademypsl.com

 

Reports of misconduct committed by administrators should be made to:

 

Matthew J. Saxton, CFO/CIO, (772) 777-4830, msaxton@exceptionalacademypsl.com
 
Legally sufficient allegations of misconduct by Florida certified educators will be reported to the Office of Professional Practices Services.

Policies and procedures for reporting misconduct by instructional personnel or school administrators which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student are posted on the school employee bulletin board and on our school website at https://exceptionalacademypsl.com

 
Reporting Child Abuse, Abandonment or Neglect 

All employees and agents have an affirmative duty to report all actual or suspected cases of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect. Call 1-800-96-ABUSE or report online at: http://www.dcf.state.fl.usabusereport
 

Liability Protections when Reporting Abuse or Neglect: Any person, official, or institution participating in good faith in any act authorized or required by law, or reporting in good faith any instance of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect to the department or any law enforcement agency, Will be immune from any civil or criminal liability which might otherwise result by reason of such action. (F.S. 39.203)
 
An employer who discloses information about a former or current employee to a prospective employer of the former or current employee upon request of the prospective employer or of the former or current employee is immune from civil liability for such disclosure or its consequences unless it is shown by clear and convincing evidence that the information disclosed by the former or current employer was knowingly false or violated any civil right of the former or current employee protected under F.S. Chapter 760. (F.S. 768.095)

NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS

Exceptional Academy for Differently-Abled Learners Inc. admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.


NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO EMPLOYMENT

Exceptional Academy for Differently-Abled Learners Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

 

Exceptional Academy for Differently-Abled Learners Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

 

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