There is currently no mandate that schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic must continue to serve free school meals for children. With 35 million children in the United States depending on food assistance daily, this could be a crisis [...]
In July of 2020, the California charter school legislation known as AB 1505 will go into effect. Advocates for the California charter school system were passionate in their disapproval for many of the proposed reforms in the original legislation, [...]
It would be a little more than an understatement of how much fun the teachers and students had on Halloween. From costumes to candy and excitement, WE HAD A BLAST and trick or treat?
In preparation for this coming academic year, Ballington Academy in El Centro had a little ice cream social for this coming year’s students… along with their parents, of course. Sometimes little things like ice cream help with bringing the community.
Students at Ballington Academy in El Centro just held their annual student art gala, to raise money for their school. Check out some of the art they auctioned off!
Did you know Niagara Bottling has been instrumental in developing a learning-oriented playground for Ballington Academy in San Bernardino? It’s just one example of how collaboration and partnership can transform lives!
We recently took a mini-road trip and visited both our Ballington Academy sites, in San Bernardino and El Centro. And we made sure to capture some photos whilst we were there!
“An average day at Ballington is all about collaboration and exploration. If the students can learn to work together to construct, build, and present an idea, think of the possibilities for their future! Volunteers of America Southwest’s work [...]
“The thing I like most about Ballington is that I get a really good education. I am doing so much better now that I am at Ballington than I was at my old school.”
“Pablo is at Ballington Academy because we love the environment of the school, kids, teachers, and principal. The staff all cares for the children. Our son has been at Ballington since Pre-K and we feel very satisfied with [...]