1. What is Milburn Academy?
Milburn Academy is a private high school that provides educational services to students who have had difficulty achieving success in a traditional academic setting. Milburn offers students the opportunity to earn credits toward a high school diploma while developing skills that will help them in school, at work and in life. Students benefit from individualized instruction delivered by certified teachers, small class sizes, school-to-work courses, flexible scheduling, and a safe, supportive environment conducive to the learning process. Milburn Academy (formerly Richard Milburn High School) was established in 1975 and currently serves students in Illinois, and Virginia. It is accredited by AdvancED.
2. How is Milburn Academy different from other private high schools?
Milburn Academy goes the extra mile to make sure that each student’s needs are met. The school provides students with a hands-on, student-centered learning environment in which they develop their personal and academic skills. Milburn modifies its educational program to provide student-specific opportunities to improve self-confidence, self-worth, self-discipline, and self-acceptance. Students do not get lost in the crowd. Each student is valued as an individual with unique academic and personal needs. Milburn Academy believes that all students can achieve excellence in a positive yet challenging educational environment that stimulates their interests, channels their energies, and develops their abilities. The school prides itself on student-centered, hands-on approach to learning and provides students with a second chance to prepare for a bright future.
3. Who is eligible to attend?
Milburn Academy assists students who have experienced difficulty in a traditional school setting for a number of reasons including suspension, course failure, poor attendance, and grade retention. Students who need a distraction-free environment, need to recover a lost credit or prefer a private school setting are also eligible to attend.
4. How much does it cost to attend Milburn Academy? Who pays the tuition?
Tuition fees vary depending on the campus. Generally a student’s tuition is privately paid by the student or, in special cases, by the home school. Questions about individual student tuition should be directed to the Director of Admissions at (703) 494-0147 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Does Milburn Academy offer services to students with special needs or disabilities?
Milburn accommodates students who are considered to have special needs or disabilities as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The school provides counseling services to ensure that students with special needs or disabilities receive the appropriate education to which they are entitled.
6. Do other high schools accept credits earned at Milburn Academy?
Yes. Students may transfer the credits they earn at Milburn Academy to a traditional public high school, a private school, or a public charter school. Many students who enroll at Milburn with the intention of recovering credits and transferring them back to their home school decide to stay with us and graduate.
7. Is it possible for a student who has fallen behind to graduate on time?
Milburn Academy’s unique program allows students to work at a pace that is comfortable and appropriate for them to achieve their graduation goal, whether it is to graduate from their home school or to earn a diploma directly from Milburn. Many students who once struggled in school excel at Milburn Academy and graduate on time.
8. How safe is Milburn Academy?
The safety of its students and staff is one of the school’s top priorities. All staff members ensure that students are in their classes and that no visitor is unaccompanied. Where appropriate, Milburn Academy has on-site security guards and works with the local police department to maintain the safety of all students.
9. What are the teachers like at Milburn Academy?
Milburn Academy carefully selects dedicated, qualified professionals to instruct its students. All teachers are certified in their subject area. Milburn teachers recognize the students’ need for different methods of instruction and design their lesson plans accordingly. Small class sizes allow teachers to work one-on-one with students, giving them the opportunity to identify students’ strengths, weaknesses, learning styles, and needs. Milburn teachers are compassionate, innovative instructors who are committed to helping students achieve success.
10. How involved are parents at Milburn Academy?
Milburn Academy welcomes and encourages parental involvement. Parents’ support and involvement in their child’s education is one of the biggest indicators of student success. Parents are invited to visit the school, to communicate with staff regarding their child’s academic performance, and to volunteer their time in the front office, classrooms, or for special events. Milburn Academy constantly seeks to increase parental involvement.