Barron Academy provides fee-based after-school programs in a limited number of Richland County School District One and Lexington County School District One. The philosophy of Barron Academy is based on the idea that students learn best and are most productive when they are interested and engaged in what they are doing, and when learning feels meaningful. BA approaches each project as something new, tailoring programs, curriculum, and tutoring sessions to meet the unique needs of the student participants with a 1:12 staff/child ratio.
Before a student may enroll in Barron Academy, the parent/guardian must submit the registration forms; pay a one-time (non-refundable) $30 registration fee. Lexington One families are exempted from paying registration fees.
Contact us to learn about our LOW weekly fees, FAMILY discounts, and REDUCE weekly fees (income-based)!
*Weekly tuition fees vary by the school district.
Barron Academy will operate on all half-days; however, will not operate on student holidays/professional development days.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY – Please note that Barron Academy will follow the District Policy for school closures, cancellations, and delays.
PRIVATE ONE-ON-ONE TUTORING
Private one-on-one tutoring is a fee-based, appointment-based tutoring program offered to students in grades Kindergarten to Twelfth. In addition to specific course content and initial assessments, the tutors identify the student’s areas of weakness and build foundational academic, study, and organizational skills for long-term learning success. Because we have a team of educators with expertise across disciplines, we can provide all the tutoring support a student needs. Tutoring is available in all subject areas, with an emphasis on reading and mathematics.
Tutoring provides the focused step-by-step support for those needing to overcome learning challenges including:
Students with learning difficulties
Students struggling with course content and homework
Students needing to improve foundational reading, writing, math, or study skills
Students at risk of dropping out of school
All tutoring appointments are held at the Barron Academy office located at 6941 North Trenholm Rd. Suite B-2 Columbia, SC 29206.
Camp XCEL - Summer Camp
BA is a fee-based summer camp entitled Camp Xcel. Camp Xcel operates Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 6:00 pm at various locations in Richland County. The philosophy of Camp Xcel by Barron Academy is based on the idea that students learn best and are most productive when they are interested and engaged in what they are doing, and when learning feels meaningful. Camp Xcel approaches each project as something new, tailoring programs, curriculum, projected-based learning, field studies, and tutoring sessions to meet the unique needs of the student participants.
Camp Xcel is structured to provide program participants with additional assistance in the following areas:
Academic Achievement: To ensure that students understand and are able to complete homework independently and accurately. Every effort will be made to provide students with adequate time and support to complete homework. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in small group tutoring which will assist with bridging the academic gaps while preparing for the state assessment. Camp Xcel uses a researched-based curriculum, that has active and engaging activities to support students in their math and reading development. The curriculum is aligned with SC State standards.
Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI): To help students to develop leadership, life, and social skills for the handling of conflict and building character. Camp Xcel also provides engaging activities on a daily basis, which are designed to detour and modify inappropriate behavior, and encourage students to make good choices. ELI is an effective, evidence-based intervention that not only provides the social and life skills needed to cultivate young leaders for success but also develops skills in six essential areas: goal setting, problem-solving, anger management, effective communication and conflict resolution, time and financial management, and healthy behavior.
Recreation/Physical Fitness: Physical fitness will be promoted through several enrichment and recreation activities, and the serving of a healthy, USDA-approved will be provided.
Field Studies: Students will also participate in field studies, which are directly linked to the weekly theme.
Lunch and Snack: As a COVID precaution, Camp Xcel does not provide meals.
Our desire is to see each student advance and achieve at his or her maximum potential by providing an environment, which is safe, caring, and conducive to learning. That epitomizes programs provided by Barron Academy. With collaborative efforts with community partners, BA will be successful and productive in preparing leaders of tomorrow.