FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is eligible to apply for admission to BTE?
Eligible students must be current Georgia residents and in the PreK through the ninth grade during the application window.
What is the application deadline?
Completed applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM EDT on Monday, January 31, 2022.
Does BTE consider students with different types of learning needs?
Yes. BTE selects students with varying academic abilities, from those who are gifted to students who have not yet reached their academic potential. If a child has identified disabilities under a current IEP, he/she may or may not be considered for admission, based on the school’s available resources to meet that child’s specific needs.
What type of student is BTE looking for?
The admissions committee selects students who they feel would benefit the most from the style of educational program we offer. We strive to have learners from various academic levels and backgrounds.
How many students will be accepted?
We want to manage expectations for all applicants; we typically have only 32 openings each year. However, we are grateful for your interest and we would be delighted to interview your child to see if he/she is a good fit for our school.
Will there be a waiting list?
Yes, we do have a waiting list.
Is there consideration given to the sibling(s) of current BTE students when they apply?
We are truly a family-focused environment. So yes, we can give special consideration to siblings. However, they go through the exact same admissions process as everyone else, and we measure each applicant based upon his/her own individual merits.
How much is tuition?
Tuition includes uniforms, lunches, and most supplies. It does not include after school fees. There is also a requirement for 40 community service hours at the school that parents must commit to completing each year.
What is the school calendar? What are the hours of operation?
The school year begins the third week of August. Major holidays closely follow the calendar for Dougherty County and/or Lee County Schools. The school day runs from 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM daily; for an additional fee an after school program is available until 6:00PM each day.
Do you have a bus program?
Parents must provide transportation to and from the school each day for their child. However, we do have an additional drop-off location here. Students can be dropped off at this location and we will transport them to our school.
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