Mound Street Academies
Focus + Patience + Persistence = Achievement
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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions about our school, this is the place to find answers. You'll also find valuable information in our student handbook (found on the Home page of this website). As always, you are welcome to call us any time with any additional questions you may have.

What are the school hours?

Mound Street Academies is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with doors opening to students at 7:50 a.m. Student hours vary depending on whether they are working and volunteering or not.

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What is MSA's attendance policy?

We believe that regular attendance is critical to academic and workplace success. We expect students to be in class on time every day. After five days of absence within a quarter for any reason, a teacher may refer the student to the principal, who will decide if the student may remain in school. The principal, in conference with parents or guardians, may decide to place the student on probation or remove the student from school and recommend an alternate placement.

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What is your policy for cell phones and other electronic devices on campus?

Students may have one cell phone locked away upon arriving on campus. Students may sign phones in and retrieve them once per day. Students may not use or have access to their phones during school time and must pick up phones by 3:15 p.m. each day. We do not allow any other electronic devices on MSA campus, so please do not bring them to school.

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Does Mound Street Academies offer food service?

We serve breakfast and lunch during designated times in the Mound Street Café. For more information about the food we serve, see our Food Services page.

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Does MSA provide bus services?

We provide regional transit bus passes for students whose regular resident school district doesn't provide transportation to school for its students in grades 9-12. Please see our Transportation page for more information about this service.

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Does Mound Street Academies serve students with special needs?

Absolutely. We provide a full range of educational services to meet the needs of our diverse student body. We believe that all students can succeed with the right tools and encouragement in place. If you have questions or concerns, see our Special Education page, and be sure to get in touch with us.

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Are visitors allowed on campus?

We welcome parents and guardians to visit our school and require only that they schedule an appointment with the staff in advance. Students may not bring friends, siblings, or children to MSA without permission from the principal.

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How do I begin the enrollment process?

Congratulations on making the important decision to enroll your child in our school. To get started, please contact 512.FAST to begin the registration process.

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