Our Mission

 Vision Statement:

It is our vision at Brigham Academy to develop each child to his or her fullest potential through both academic and personal achievement.  We stress individual responsibility and citizenship, to develop tomorrow’s leaders in an ever-changing global society through the promotion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.).

Mission Statement:

The mission of Brigham Academy is to ensure rigorous, relevant learning experiences that result in high achievement for all students.  Students will excel in all areas of academic learning by utilizing cooperative teaching strategies and a project-based learning approach while focusing on high expectations and critical thinking skills.

All About Us

Students at Brigham Academy are chosen through a lottery system. In January, prior to the upcoming school year, Polk County has an "Open Enrollment" period. This is when parents complete an application to place their child /children into a pool of applicants for selection. In the spring,

the applicants are drawn through a lottery system.  For those students who are not selected to attend that year, parents may reapply the following year.  If a parent does not have access to a computer to complete the application, our office has one available for parents to complete the application online.  Check the Polk County website for open enrollment periods.

https://magnet.polk-fl.net/app_1.asp


Bell Schedule
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7:30-8:00:  Students begin arriving.  Please note, no student/s are to arrive and/or be dropped off before 7:30 a.m.  There is no adult supervision before that time.

 *Students who are car riders in the morning should only be dropped off on Ave. C or 6th Street. 

We encourage all parents to drop of their student in the mornings; however if you are coming on campus, you must sign in through the front office and get a visitor pass. This is for safety purposes.

There is no drop off on 7th street, the one way street behind the school (this is for busses only) or in the parking lot behind the cafeteria.  We encourage all parents to drop their children off in the mornings; however, if you are coming on campus, you must sign in through the front office and get a visitors pass.   This is for safety purposes. 

 *When students arrive, they are to go to their designated area:

                   K-  Classrooms

                   1st Grade:  Curriculum Lab

                   2nd Grade:  2nd Grade Hallway

                   3rd -5th Grade:  Auditorium

 *Any student eating breakfast should go to the cafeteria before they report to their designated area. If your child is a car rider, please have them here by 7:50 so they have time to eat and get to class before the tardy bell.

 8:10:  Tardy Bell:  Any student who arrives on or after 8:10 must be accompanied by a parent to the front office and signed in to get a tardy slip before reporting to class. Tardiness will be documented on the student's records. Excessive tardiness and/or absenteeism may result in dismissal from Brigham Academy. Try to make all medical appointments after 2:30 p.m.

2:35:  Bus Dismissal

2:40:  Day Care Van Dismissal

2:45:  Car Rider Dismissal

 *For safety purposes, please remember that if you are coming on campus you must sign in through the front office.

Book Bags [top]

All students need a book bag.  Non-rolling book bags are preferred.  Please write your child’s name somewhere on/in so it can be identified.  Please check your child’s bookbag daily for important information.  Leave all non-essentials at home (toys, electronic devices, etc.).  We are not responsible for any lost or stolen items. 

Special Classes [top]

In addition to our core curriculum, your child will be attending the following special area classes weekly:

 Art:  Once per week

Music:  Once per week

P.E.  Three times per week

Science STEM Lab: Once per week

Technology STEM Lab: Once per week

Engineering STEM Lab: Once per week

Math STEM Lab: Once per week

 We are very excited to offer our new S.T.E.M. labs to all students at Brigham Academy.  Your child/children will participate in a science, technology, engineering, and math lab.  These labs will promote project based learning and critical thinking.  Look for exciting things to come!

Dress Code

Brigham Academy is an educational facility that promotes a structured learning environment. Research has shown that a uniform dress code makes children feel self-confident and reduces distractions so students can concentrate on learning.

 Student dress reflects the image of the entire school.   Students are expected to dress appropriately for school and be clean and neat at all times.   The parent will be notified if the child does not follow guidelines.

 Students are required to wear appropriate clothing according to the situation and the grade level involved.   Inappropriate clothing and appearance is disruptive to the school program. 

  1. Shirts and Blouses.   Shirts or blouses shall be tucked into the waistband of the pant or skirt.   Exceptions will be allowed in individual cases based upon the discretion of the Administration.
  2. Pants.   Pants with belt loops shall be worn with a belt that is properly fastened.  Pants shall be worn so that the waistband is worn at the waist.
  3. Skirts and Dresses.  The hem of girls’ skirts or dresses shall be no shorter than mid-thigh as determined by Administration.
  4. Appropriate Sizes.   Students shall wear clothing of appropriate size as determined by Administration.
  5.  UNACCEPTABLE ATTIRE. 
    • Students are not allowed to wear clothing, jewelry, buttons, haircuts, or other attire or markings, which are offensive, suggestive or indecent such as:
    • Clothing associated with gangs
    • Clothing encouraging the use of drugs, alcohol, wrestling or violence
    • Clothing exposing the torso or upper thighs such as see-through garments, mini-dresses, halters, backless dresses, tube tops or tank tops without over-blouses or shirts or blouses tied at the midriff
    • Clothing not properly fastened or with tears which are indecent
    • Clothing or outer garments traditionally designed as undergarments such as boxer shorts, bloomers, tights, or hosiery. 
    • Athletic shorts, SWEAT OR JOGGING PANTS, including the spandex “bicycle” shorts, short shorts, and see-through boxer-type shorts are not allowed
    • Leggings and other form fitting stirrup pants are not allowed. Girls may wear Navy Blue leggings under a skirt or jumper in cold weather.
    • Footwear:   Athletic shoes should be worn each day.  No cleats are allowed.

 BOTTOMS:   Navy

o   Shorts, pants, skorts, skirts, skirted jumpers

o   Must be plain, sold-color twill or corduroy

 TOPS:  White or Red with collar (Embroidered with Brigham logo preferred)

o   Must have long or short sleeves

o   Knit polo-type or woven dress shirts or blouse

 

PARENTS/VISITORS – You are helping us set the proper example for our students. Please dress appropriately when visiting the school.

 

BOYS – Solid color navy blue dress shorts or long navy blue pants are required. Pants with zippers around the legs are not allowed. A belt is to be worn if the shorts or pants have belt loops. No sweatpants or sweat pant type material may be worn as uniform shorts/pants. White or red polo type collared (no color trim) shirts are required and all shirts must be tucked in.

 

GIRLS Solid color navy blue dress shorts, skirts, skirts, jumpers or long navy blue pants are required. Shorts are to be worn under jumpers and skirts.  Sweatpants and sweat pant type material are not allowed. A belt is to be worn if the shorts or pants have belt loops. White or red polo type collared (no color trim) shirts are required and all shirts must be tucked in.

Embroidered polo shirts with the school logo are available to purchase in the school office. We encourage students to wear shirts with school logo every day. At least one uniform shirt with the school logo to wear for special events such as school pictures, field trips, etc. is required.

SHOES - Traditional type athletic shoes are required. Tennis shoes must have shoe strings or Velcro type fasteners. Shoes with a heel, dress shoes, slip on shoes, toe shoes, backless shoes, skating shoes (wheelies or heelies), high tops, boots and shoes that have lights on them are not permitted.

SOCKS – Socks must be short (no show or low cut) and solid white, navy or black.

COLD WEATHER – Coats and sweaters may be any type/color; however, sweatshirts must be solid red,  white or navy. Red, white or navy turtlenecks may be worn under uniform shirts. No hoods are to be worn during the school day.  Please make sure your child’s name is on all outerwear. No sweatpants or sweat pant type material may be worn as uniform shorts/pants.

NEATNESS - All students should have a neat and clean appearance and should come to school with clean bodies, combed and clean hair, and practice good oral hygiene.

HAIR - Boys hair length may not exceed the bottom edge of the collar. Sweatbands, curlers, bandanas, picks, or other headgear are not allowed. No colored hair, such as green, blue, etc. No distracting hair styles, such as Mohawks, words, lines, designs, etc. cut into the hair.

HATS/SUNGLASSES - Students may wear hats during PE classes only. Sunglasses are not permitted.

JEWELRY - Boys are not permitted to wear earrings and girls’ earrings (one per ear) must be small and compliment approved attire. Bracelets and large necklace pendants are not allowed. Small link chain necklaces may be worn under the uniform shirt. Jewelry may not distract from the educational focus.

MAKEUP – No makeup is to be worn by any student.

School Administration will determine if clothing is appropriate for school and complies with district rules.   For more information, please refer to the Code of Student Conduct for a copy of the student dress code.

 

Dress DOWN DAYS - students may wear any attire that complies with the PCSB dress code, found in the Student Code of Conduct.  (For example…. No short shorts, bare midriff, tank tops, etc.) Tennis shoes are still required on all dress down days.

                                                              

Illness [top]

Please contact the school before 9:00 a.m. if your child is not in attendance.  In order for your child to be excused, we must receive phone notification as well as a note upon their return to school. 

Medicines [top]

Medicines required for your child must be administered by designated persons in the office. You must fill out the appropriate medical form from the office. No medicines should ever be sent to school with a student.

Visitors [top]

Visitors are always welcome. Parents must be an approved volunteer before you may volunteer or chaperone.  

Agendas/Weekly Reports [top]

All grade levels use an agenda. This is an important tool for communication both to and from school. They are sent home daily and offer pertinent information pertaining to homework, discipline, and classroom news.  Weekly reports are typically sent home at the end of each week, with an overview of the week. Please review these documents, sign and return them the next school day.

Toys [top]
Do not bring toys to school. No toy guns or toy knives can be brought to school. Leave all toys at home!

Rainy Day Dismissal [top]

On rainy days, we will make every attempt to dismiss all students as usual; however, in the event of heavy rain and or lightning adjustments will be made accordingly

Bus students and Day Care Vans will be loaded an Ave. C under the covered walkway.

Car Riders:

  • Kindergarten students who are across 7th street will remain and load there.

  • Kindergarten and all other students on the main side of campus will load on Ave C under the covered walkway.

  • This process will take a while longer; however, it will make if sager for the chiildren.

Newsletters [top]
Newsletters will be sent home throughout the school year to keep you informed. Check your child's backpack daily.

Portfolio Conferences [top]
Portfolio conferences will need to be held at least twice (each year) with your child's teacher to review how your child is progressing.

P.T.O. [top]
The P.T.O. is our Parent-Teacher Organization and is very active in supporting our school. If you're interested, please go to the office for more information to join!

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