Prospective Families:

Please take some time to explore the information and graphics below to find out if Awakening Spirit School will be the perfect match for your child AND your family. 
"It's no secret that my son was really struggling with school prior to this year. At the age of 5 he had a number of labels slapped on him. I was told that I needed to medicate, and he would come home every day and tell me how stupid and naughty he thought he was. He hated school, all during the preschool years. Every day was an absolute struggle.

After the first month of Kindergarten at Awakening Spirit school, he came home from school and “read” me a book he wrote, and the book is all about how much he loves school now. Then he talked my ear off non stop for an hour. I couldn’t even respond because I was so close to tears.

After his first full school year, we can see how he has blossomed into a awesome learner, he is EXCITED about going to school every day and going on learning adventures weekly. We have seen his self esteem soar and I have not heard the stupid word come out of his mouth again. My husband and I have since decided to pull our older son from traditional school, and enroll him at AWS as well.

We are in full support of the Awakening Spirit School mission. What a wonderful world this will be when God’s lessons of love, compassion and grace are absorbed and re-taught by the next generation."

-Jen Bayer, parent

Are we a good match?  Our 'ideal' prospective family:

If you can say "Yes" to the following statement, and the Parent's Roadmap resonates with you, you are our ideal AWS family:

We believe that God (Creator/Universe) is a spiritual force of love that flows through us all. We are Christian, OR open to the teachings of the Christian Bible as a book of Wisdom.
"I decided to pull Tay out of traditional school after 3rd grade. Why? Well, there were many reasons actually and there has not been a day that I've regretted it.One such reason was that Tay’s self-confidence was much lower than it should have been. She is a perfectionist, and was very discouraged and frustrated to tears (often) in the traditional school setting when she couldn’t “do something” as well or as quickly as the teacher expected the students to do. She was a struggling reader with NO interest in books.

As every child, Tay has a unique way of learning and developing. Once she started attending Awakening Spirit School, she got to experience a teacher who is able to foster that. Tay LOVES school, like LOVES it! She is actually gets sad on Fridays cuz she won't be in school and happy on Sundays when she gets to go back to school!!! Tay is always reading. She now brings a small pile of books home from library days, and can be found lounging on the couch with her puppy and a book. Her reading assessments have jumped to being to right at grade level.

As far as socialization and real-world experiences, Tay has gone on roadschool trips to to Atlanta, Arizona, South Dakota, Colorado and New Mexico...on these adventures she has been to museums, exhibits, water parks, river rafting, camps, sand dunes, parks, aquariums and so much more that she would never get to experience without this school! Her self-confidence has sky-rocketed and she has grown tremendously as she’s been able to discover life on her own terms.Moral of the story-some kiddos just don't groove in traditional schools. All kiddos will thrive when their talents are discovered. All kiddos learn in their own way. If your kiddo is struggling in school or doesn't like it, maybe it's not your kiddo and maybe its the environment....after all we would never ask a whale to climb a tree."

-Amanda Riley, parent

Transitioning

What to expect during the first year of school.  Follow the graphic below from the lower left square to the top right square to see the 'typical' (as far as any of our students are 'typical) student's transition period.


Enrollment Process

1.Schedule a Visit :The first step is to set up an After-School visit (schedule above or fill out our contact form).

2. Enrollment Application : Parent fills out and submits application for enrollment, along with $50 non-refundable application fee.

3. Student Shadow Day (if school is in session) : Student applicant is invited to spend a day immersed in our school. During this time, we observe how your child blends with the environment, rhythm, structure and their potential classmates.

4. Parent Interview :Parents are invited to a short interview to ask any further questions they might have and talk about their answers to the questions presented on the application form.

5. Notification of Acceptance: Admissions decisions are made thoughtfully, based primarily on the family’s and school’s shared vision, as well as the child’s eagerness to try, learn, and behave kindly and respectfully to their community.

6. Enrollment Meeting with Parent/Child: At this final meeting, we go over the contract that the STUDENT, the PARENT and the TEACHER will sign together, laying out the expectations and rules of our relationship. Student Supply lists will be distributed at this time.

Contact Us:

Please reach out by filling out this 'contact us' form if you think your child might be a good fit for our school- (or email amymarotz@awakeningspiritschool.com)