School hours for 2016-2017 are M, T, Th, F 8:00-3:15 and W 8:00-1:00.
Mission and Core Beliefs
The mission of Brighten Academy is to provide a productive learning environment with a highly qualified staff committed to using an innovative, research based instructional model that produces measured growth in every student every year.
Brighten Academy History
Brighten Academy has worked hard to create a challenging, safe, and rewarding environment for our students. Led by dedicated staff and teachers and supported by a long tradition of parental involvement, we’ve been able to achieve our goals of providing superior educational and developmental opportunities for our students, and having a positive impact on the surrounding community.
What is a charter school?
A charter school is a public school that operates according to the terms of a charter, or contract, that has been approved by the local Board of Education and the state Board of Education. Charters may waive local and state rules, laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. In return for this flexibility, charter schools are held accountable for performance based academic outcomes.
Who can attend Brighten Academy?
Any student who resides within the attendance zone (Douglas County) may enroll. If the number of applicants exceeds the allotted spaces, a lottery will take place in accordance with the provisions of the Charter Schools Act of 1998, as amended, and the charter. Charter schools may not have admission criteria.
How are charter schools funded?
Charter schools are public schools that are included in the funding allotment given to the public school system. In addition, the charter school may receive local and federal funds. Charter schools are non-profit organizations and may accept grants and tax-deductible donations. Charter school facilities are generally not funded.