Why is there no tuition to attend Banning Lewis Ranch Academy?
There is no tuition to attend. Banning Lewis Ranch Academy (BLRA) because it is a public charter school with enrollment open to any public school student. When capacity is reached at this school, priority will first be given to students residing in the Banning Lewis Ranch Village; second, to siblings of current students; third, to students residing in the Falcon District; and fourth, to non-district students.
NOTE: Once a student has enrolled in BLRA, he or she will have space reserved as long as the student remains enrolled in BLRA.
Where is the school located?
The school located at 7094 Cottonwood Tree Drive (Marksheffel and Dublin):
• Adjoins an approximately 9-acre park and recreation center site
• Provides a one-story facility with 27 classrooms and more than 65,000 square feet of space
• Provides a Library resource center
• Features a full-size gymnasium
What are the dates for the 2015-2016 school year?
August 3, 2015 – May 26, 2016
Will the charter school follow the same schedule as Falcon Public schools?
BLRA’s calendar differs from D-49. BLRA students will attend for 190 days per year and will be in school for approximately one hour per day longer than the Falcon 49 School District. (During the K-8 years this longer school day and school year means that each student receives the equivalent of two additional years of education).
Are uniforms required?
Yes, students are required to conform to the school’s uniform dress code.