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Frequently asked questions
At Riverside Academy Early Childhood Center we’re driven by providing the family as a whole with information. If you still have unanswered questions please view our Frequently Asked Questions section below. If your questions still haven’t been answered we’d love to hear from you. Feel free to contact us directly.
What is Riverside Academy Early Childhood Center?
Riverside Academy Early Childhood Center opened in Fall of 2007 in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. The Center serves pre-school children on Monday through Thursday and is part of the Michigan Great Start Readiness Program. It complies with all applicable laws and regulations. The Center’s objective is to provide a high-quality preschool experience for four-year old children. In our program we believe children learn best when they are engaged in purposeful activities that allow them to interact with their environment in authentic ways, constructing knowledge through planning, exploration, experimentation, and reflection. We will create a rich learning environment that reflects the interests of the children and facilitates intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and language development. Our goal is to partner with families in promoting the growth and development of young children. We are committed to building positive relationships between school and home. Transportation for students with siblings attending Riverside East and Bridge Academies is provided in the morning and afternoon.
How do I apply to Riverside Academy Early Childhood Center?
Please print form attached and bring it to Riverside Academy Early Childhood Center at 7050 Pinehurst Dearborn, MI 48126.
Applications must be returned with a copy of students, social security card, Michigan shot records and birth certificate
What if I am an English Language Learner?
All courses are offered online and in English. In the case a student is not 100% fluent in English or requires added assistance, we have staff members who are fluent in Arabic as well as Bengali who can assist at our center/ over the phone/ or through online chat support.
What age do I have to have to complete the program?
Students have until the age of 21 to have all course work complete in order to graduate with their high school diploma.
Are there any fees?
GEE Preparatory is a tuition institution free for Michigan residence, grades nine – twelve. It is recommended that your application is turned in no later than mid-August for fall courses and no later than early January for winter courses.
Can I start courses at any time?
Courses follow the semester system like in a regular school. Semester 1 runs from September to the end of January and semester 2 runs from February to the end of June. It is recommended that you make application for fall courses no later than mid-August and winter courses no later than early January.
Are online courses right for me?
For a majority of students, this form of course delivery works well. Students must have high motivation, computer familiarity, and the ability to work independently and meet deadlines. Our facility offers students the ability to interact with their peers, seek help, or just change environment. Although there is daily contact with others in the class, there may not be any face-to-face meetings. For students with different learning styles, taking online courses may not be an appropriate choice.
Do I have to attend classes?
Students do not have to come to our location but, yes, our online program requires some attendance in our web classrooms. Teachers will post a question in collaboration corner weekly and students will be required to respond to the post, which will count as their attendance for the week.
Is attendance checked?
Attendance is checked weekly. Your login dates, times and the areas of the course that you visit are logged. Your teacher will clarify what is required of you in terms of course participation. Students who fail to complete attendance checks will be called and reminded. A meeting at the center will be required if student continues to have a number of failed attendance checks.
Do I need additional course material such as textbooks or special programs?
No. All course material should be provided to students once he/she logs into his/her courses, which included all support material and programs. GEE Preparatory has made arrangements with software and major publishers to ensure all our students have legal access to the resources necessary to complete their course work.
What equipment is required?
Our institution provides each student with a laptop and internet service free of charge for the duration of the program. Equipment is the property of GEE Preparatory and must be returned upon completion of the program.
Do credits from other schools and programs count toward my diploma? (Equivalency)
Student transcripts are evaluated on a course by course basis. Student credits can be transferred to our institution as long as they meet our graduation requirements. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated before submission to GEE Preparatory.