M Y S T O R Y
that's me, Mrs.Jaffany
I've always known I wanted to work with children in some capacity. As a child, I had the smartest set of stuffed animals on the block. As far back as I can remember, I was creating work pages and policies for babysitting services that I began at a very early age. I attended a private school throughout my elementary years and ventured into public school upon entering the 7th grade. Both of these perspectives gave me a glance at what was expected in both worlds and the difference in those expectations were obvious.
I went on to study Child Psychology at Emory University in Atlanta , GA. This course of study was planned to prepare for a career in Pediatric Therapy. After one semester of internship with an on campus therapist, I quickly learned that my habit of crying with the patients would probably not make for a good therapist. That, along with the doctor having to console ME after each client, probed me to think in my Junior year of college that I needed to consider a different career path. My course studies remained the same, yet I started to focus more on child development and brain behavior.
Immediately after college graduation I joined a team at an educational facility as their assistant director. Though this facility was a great starting point, allowing me to learn the ropes of the business, it challenged my views of what education should be.
November 2002, I ventured on my own with a group of preschool students- who are still in my life today-
ONCE A FINCH KID, ALWAYS A FINCH KID- Thus the story of FINCH ACADEMY began.
My vision was to create a space of learning that considered the WHOLE CHILD. I understood that children's education, behavior, belief in themselves and what they could accomplish was up to their environment and experiences.
I vow to focus wholeheartedly on helping you guide your student to the greatness they already possess.
Get to know us
Who are we?
Upon enrollment, we assess each student's social and academic abilities. We then tailor a plan according to the student's strengths and weaknesses. No one child's plan is like another. Each child has different learning styles. We offer a plan that teaches the individual.
What we do?
With over 20 years of experience, we are able to pull from several trusted resources to develop a well rounded plan. We credit this ability to tried and tested teaching techniques and our small group sizes.
How we do it?
We are Finch Academy, A School of Advanced Academics. Since 2002, we have offered an advanced individualized curriculum that allows all of our students to thrive. We offer small group sizes, qualified instructors and innovative teaching methods. We understand that the decision of education is a big decision for parents, which is why we vow to provide your child with the care and education you desire. We look forward to helping you provide the best for your child. Come see the Difference!
Are we a "Real School"?
Finch Academy is a state registered, Private Homeschool Program that submits all necessary documentation to the Georgia Board of Education.
Is there a cost to enroll?
We are a private pay tuition based program.
Do we accept students with an IEP?
We accept students with all academic backgrounds. We do consider the information in the IEP; however, we perform our own assessment before preparing each student's curriculum path.
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