What does "NPS" stand for?
NPS stands for non-public school. A non-public school, such as Bright Futures Academy, is a publicly funded, yet privately operated, school in California. Such schools enter into contracts with local school districts to provide educational services to students with exceptional needs that cannot be met in a public school environment.
How is Bright Futures Academy held accountable?
Bright Futures Academy specializes in special education for students with significant or unique behavior issues; our curriculum and method of instruction for all four campuses are aligned with the California Department of Education while individualized to the needs, strengths and capacity of each student, as detailed in the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), and mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
What kind of students enroll in Bright Futures Academy?
autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
deaf and hard of hearing (Riverside Campus only)
specific learning disability
other health impairments
What type of training and experience do the teachers at Bright Futures Academy possess?
All of our teachers have special education credentials authorized by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and possess experience and training required to teach students with special academic and behavior needs. In addition, our board certified behavior analysts (BCBAs), speech therapists, occupational therapists, and counselors have daily interactions with our students both individually and in the classroom setting.
My child has special needs; how can I enroll him/her into Bright Futures Academy?
Our students are referred to our campuses by contracted school districts and/or designated SELPAs (Special Education Local Plan Area). Since your child MUST qualify for special education services, it is important for you to speak directly to the district for placement. Private and direct placements are not accepted.
I was referred to your school by my child’s district administrator, how can I tour your campus?
Please reference our Contact Us page to schedule a tour to either of our campuses
How can I form a partnership with Bright Futures Academy as a district or SELPA administrator?
Please contact Ms. Betti Colucci at 951-785-0504 if you wish to form a partnership with Bright Futures Academy, a state-certified, non-public school with four campuses in Southern California.
Does Bright Futures Academy meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements?
Definitely! Our programs meet ADA requirements and can accommodate students who use assisted devices and mobility aids.
How is a student’s classroom placement determined at Bright Futures Academy?
Our administrative and clinical team reviews the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) of each student and places the student in a classroom that best matches his or her abilities and needs. Since our programs are research-based and data-driven, we also assess each student’s ongoing progress and adjust classroom placement accordingly.
How many students are placed in each classroom?
Our class size is limited to 12 students each classroom.
What type of academic education do students receive at your school?
Visual and Performing Arts
Physical Education and Health
Are there job training opportunities for the students at your school?
Of course! We offer job training opportunities at both locations. We have a full-service cafeteria at our Riverside Campus and as a part of providing vocational training to our students, we have developed a Transition Education Culinary Program, where our students work part-time in our school cafeteria and earn a pay check.
Do you provide transportation to students?
Absolutely! Bright Futures Academy purchased 25 passenger CHP approved school busses, and 8-12 passenger vans, and provides round-trip transportation during school hours to our students, as specified in each student’s IEP.