Aveson Charter Schools will hold an admissions tour this Saturday, February 2, 2013 for anyone interested in entering Aveson School of Leaders (grades K-5) and Aveson Global Leadership Academy (grades 6-12). Tours are from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. at each campus. Aveson School of Leaders is located at 1919 E. Pinecrest Drive, Altadena and Aveson Global Leadership Academy is located at 1206 Lincoln Avenue in Pasadena. Applications are due February 17, 2013 and the lottery will be held on March 2, 2013.
Kate Bean, executive director of Aveson Charter Schools, says there are exciting developments at both schools that she thinks will attract students to Aveson’s campuses.
A new transitional kindergarten program will serve approximately 30 early kindergarten students whose fifth birthday falls between October 1 and December 1, 2013 and therefore do not qualify for kindergarten entry due to a recent state of California law that requires students to be five years old by October 1 this year. Previous to the new law, students were allowed to enter kindergarten as long as they turned five by December 1. Students in the transitional kindergarten program are guaranteed a spot in Aveson’s regular kinder program the following year. The new transitional kindergarten program will be developmentally based and focus on kindergarten readiness.
The second attraction to Aveson is the move of their middle and high school, Aveson Global Leadership Academy, to a new location beginning September 2013. The campus will be located in a new building located at the corner of Lincoln and Altadena Drive in Altadena. Bean says the new campus will allow Aveson to increase enrollment and provide students with a more ideal space to work collaboratively in Aveson’s mastery learning environment. Eighty additional admission spots will be available for middle and high school students.