NGL Academy is a four-year independent school located at 1500 Farmers Lane in Santa Rosa, CA. The Academy will open in August of 2017 with a 9th grade class and will add new grades each subsequent year. While the Academy will mostly consist of 9th graders, we will consider applications from other students on a case-by-case basis.
In the same way that our school will start with a 9th grade class and grow to be a complete high school over the ensuing years, the NGL Academy campus will be a work in progress, ready for students in Fall 2017, but continuing to evolve to meet student needs. Part of the excitement of a newly created campus is that it allows our students to shape its growth and design, ensuring that we have a campus that fits the needs of our students.
The academic year consists of four quarters and two three-week intersession terms. The three-week terms take place in January and July and the July term is optional
9/5 - 10/27
10/30 - 12/22
12/23 - 1/7
1/8 - 1/26
1/29 - 3/30
4/2 - 4/6
4/9 - 6/8
Dates for Summer Term 2018 to be announced.
Doors open at 8:00AM. Class begins at 9:00AM. Between 8:00AM and 9:00AM students can get to work on projects or grab breakfast and get ready for the day. Doors close at 4:30PM but the last 90 minutes of the day are devoted to electives and project work and allow students to receive additional support. Students playing sports or engaged in internships can arrange alternative schedules provided they are in good standing. Because the NGL Academy is not lecture based, it is much easier to accommodate students needing special adjustments to their schedules than in a traditional school.
NGL Academy follows an A-BC-BC block schedule, in which Mondays are A-days, Tuesdays and Thursdays are B-days, and Wednesday and Friday are C-days. On A-days all classes periods meet for shorter periods while on B and C days, only half the classes meet, but they meet for longer periods. Core academics take place during periods 1 to 4 and electives take place during periods 5 and 6. Periods do not rotate. This approach allows kids/families more flexibility for outside pursuits.
NGL Academy allows students who are in good standing to take time away from the academy to engage in alternative learning activities including internships and travel. This flexibility not only allows for travel absence but it also allows students who live further away from NGL Academy to arrange to attend school on a three-day a week model working from home on the other days. Students wishing to do this must receive permission from their mentors and the NGL Academy Director, and must demonstrate that they are continuing to make progress in their learning.
NGL Academy Santa Rosa will open its doors on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, with an inaugural class of 9th graders. We will be accepting applications from now through August or until all places in the inaugural class are full. Additional grades will be added in future years. Tuition for 2017-18 is $14,500.
NGL Academy provides scholarships to students based on a comprehensive assessment of financial need, merit, and potential.
Scholarships and financial aid provided are of two types:
The Ricketts Family Scholarships are substantial scholarships offered to students with significant financial need and the drive and determination to pursue academic and career success.