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.).
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.
Bell Schedule [top]
7:45 – 8:05: Students begin arriving. Please note, no student/s are to arrive and/or be dropped off before 7:45 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.
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- Curriculum Lab (next to the Media Center)
1st Grade: Auditorium
2nd Grade: Courtyard
3rd -5th Grade: Auditorium
*Any student eating breakfast should go to the cafeteria before they report to their designated area.
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
Book Bags [top]
*For safety purposes, please remember that if you are coming on campus you must sign in through the front office.
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
Dress Code [top]
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!
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.
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. Leggings, 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 in the school office for $15.00. We encourage each child to have at least one uniform shirt with the school logo to wear for special events such as school pictures, field trips, etc.
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, boots, backless shoes, skating shoes (wheelies or heelies), and shoes that have lights on them are some examples of shoes not meeting the definition of traditional type athletic shoes.
COLD WEATHER – Coats and sweaters may be any type/color; however, sweatshirts must be solid red or white. Red or white 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.
PARENTS/VISITORS – You are helping us set the proper example for our students. Please dress appropriately when visiting the school.
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.
Approved by School Advisory Council 4/30/04
Revised and approved 8/3/2011
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, dismissal will remain the same for bus students, kindergarten, and those students being picked up on 6th street. If you pick up your child on 7th street, and they are not a kindergartener, you will follow after the busses down 7th street and around the corner to Ave. C to the covered walkway. This process will take a while longer; however, it will make it safer for the children.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.
The P.T.A. is our Parent-Teacher Association 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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