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academy

an educational establishment established and maintained by a person who has entered into an agreement with the Secretary of State so to do, in England and Wales. As well as any special requirements in the contract, the school must have a curriculum that meets the current legal requirements but with an emphasis on a particular subject area or areas as specified in the agreement. It must provide education for pupils of different abilities who are wholly or mainly drawn from the area in which the school is situated. Any payments due under the agreement by the Secretary of State are dependent on the fulfilment of conditions and requirements imposed for the purpose of securing that no charge is made in respect of admission to (or attendance at) the school or, subject to such exceptions as may be specified in the agreement, in respect of education provided at the school.
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Primary school academies are: Birstall Primary Academy, Boothroyd Primary Academy, Christ Church CE Academy, Fieldhead Primary Academy, Lindley Junior School and Overthorpe CofE Academy.
The Afternoon Academies ran each assigned afternoon during the program's duration except for those dates which were designated as holidays or snow days.
23] In the nineteenth century two new trends became noticeable: first, prelates had no longer overwhelmingly attended central Russian seminaries but were increasingly graduates of seminaries spread across the Empire and, second, seminarians enrolled not in the academy closest to their seminary but in more distant academies.
And there would be nice little (little to government, big to you and me) additional economies: We could do away with the three prep schools the academies now run for the remedial training of applicants who haven't met admission standards (a disproportionate number of them are prospective varsity athletes).
The academies are by no means the only science and technology organizations seeking to influence Bush.
Most of these academies typically dealt with general law enforcement information, although some agencies implemented special academies aimed at youth or senior citizens.
Our military service academies offer students top-notch educational opportunities that prepare them for careers in the U.
Not only do they raise funds to help us grant wishes to courageous children, La Petite Academies enable their students to learn about building a strong community through compassion and helping others.
Each year, thousands of young people apply for admission to our nation's service academies, but only the cream of the crop is offered admission,'' McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, said in a press release.
California Partnership Academies are unique, innovative educational programs for public high school students in the 10th through 12th grades that combine solid academics, with a career focus.
The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative grant is highly competitive, and we are honored that the NAKFI committee selected us for the award.
LANCASTER - Nearly 900 eighth-graders heard about career academies and occupational programs offered at Antelope Valley Union High School District campuses, thanks to four Palmdale High School seniors.

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