Far West Academy

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Basic Information

Address: 4660 N. Rancho Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89130
County: Clark
School District: Private
Phone Number: (702) 430-2722

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Additional Information

President: David Lamb
School Type: Private
Founded: 2017
Ages/Grades: K-12
School Setting:

Day school

School Size: 130 total students
Classroom Size: average 10 students per class
Student/Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1
Tuition:

$8500

Financial Aid:

100% of our students receive some type of financial aid

Curriculum:

K-5 Abeka
6-12 Edgenuity

Percentage of Graduating Class: 100%
Support Services:

IEP and 504 specialist

After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Wifi available

School Clubs:

ukulele, drama, dance, ceramics

Parking Spaces/Availability:

yes

Uniform Guidelines:

white and navy polos

Admissions Requirements:

application
transcript
proof of residency
vaccination records
$50 deposit

Mission Statement:

The mission of Far West Academy is to develop the whole child; mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Far West Academy is committed to helping our students, "do all things through Christ" (Philippians 4:13) who strengthens them. High academic achievement, professional, and personal success are all possible for our students as they develop with the light of Christ.

School History:

We have just begun our second year. We have grown from 80 total students to 130. We hope to add a preschool/daycare January 2019.

Notes/School Information:

VALUES
Mental
• "The glory of God is intelligence . . . " (D&C 93:36)
• Children of all ages are ready and willing to learn at their own pace and level.
• Every opportunity will be given each individual student to discover and develop the intelligences, talents, skills, character and passions that lie within.
• Instruction and learning will be blended at the appropriate age and grade level.
• The successful student is the engaged student, whether through critically analyzing a new topic, discovering new concepts through social interactions, or quietly studying assigned work on his or her own, as skills and knowledge are expanded.
• Students will learn to critically think by analyzing, evaluating, applying and synthesizing knowledge to solve problems.
• Students will learn to be creative by trying new ways to get things done.
• Students will collaborate by working with others towards a common goal.
• Students will communicate as they share ideas through verbal, non-verbal, and written methods.

Physical
• Our bodies are temples, gifts from God. (See For the Strength of Youth, p. 26)
• By following the principles as outlined in the Word of Wisdom we will "…receive health in [our] navel[s] and marrow to [our] bones; and shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge." (D&C 89:19)
• Students will develop their natural, creative, and innovative skills.
• Daily physical activity is an important part of a student's education.
• Students will learn about health, nutrition, and exercise.

Emotional
• Emotional health is important and may affect a student's spiritual and physical well-being. (See For the Strength of Youth, p. 27)
• Students will be given opportunities in a safe and caring environment to deal with the occasional disappointment that is part of mortality.
• Students will develop communicative skills with competency in oral, written, and technological productions.
• Students will learn to collaborate and work with others towards a common goal.
• Caring adults will work with the students and parents to find healthy solutions to problems.
• Success in education is determined by success in relationships. All relationships will be nurtured and fostered to the fullest extent possible.

Spiritual
• All things are spiritual unto the Lord. (See D&C 29:34)
• The Holy Ghost is the true teacher who teaches us all things. (see John 14:26; Moroni 10:5)
• As students lose themselves in the service of others they will draw closer to the Lord. (see Matthew 16:25)
• Prayer and scriptures will be used in instruction and learning.

PHILOSOPHY
• Extensive studies show that parents/guardians are the single most important determining factor for a child's educational success. We are here to support the family and build a stronger community.
• The most important factor institutionally for a student's success is the teacher. Therefore, we aim to:
o follow the Spirit as we teach students. (see D&C 42:14)
o have the best qualified, professional teacher in every classroom.
o direct as much financial and other resources as possible to the classroom and supportive, educational activities.
o support each individual teacher with appropriate professional development opportunities throughout the year.
o give each teacher annual goals and objectives along with reasonable and timely evaluative feedback.
• Learning will be spiral in nature as students continue to build on prior knowledge and skills.
• Success in education is like a three-legged stool in that the student, the parents/guardians, and the teacher are all working together in a harmonic effort.
• Learning is a journey and the teachers will always plan with the destination in mind while making regular assessments (formative) along the path that culminate in assessing whether or not the students mastered the learning objective(s) (summative).
• Instruction will engage the students' senses.
• Instruction will be given in multiple modalities (visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile) to address diverse learning styles.