Our Current Families We have the honor of changing the lives of scholars and their families every day by providing a holistic learning experience in which everybody lends a hand. Contents Visit the Parent Portal What Our Families Are Saying Family Resources Parent & Family FAQs VISIT THE PARENT PORTAL What our families are saying Families choose Momentum Academy because they know their children will receive a well-rounded education that will prepare them for success in life, no matter what they choose to do. Read More Testimonials “…This is our second year and I love it.” “I love momentum because they have academic discipline, and when I come and visit you all make me feel like family and I can talk to you about anything, plus the teachers are so involved with your child. This is our second year and I love it.” Momentum Parent “Excellent school, great curriculum and caring and devoted staff.” “Excellent school, great curriculum and caring and devoted staff. Two teachers per class room, makes it a win win for the children. Very safe and secure environment.” Stephanie Hinton “…Momentum Academy was the best place for our son.” “My family and I relocated from Kentucky to St. Louis, MO and this was our son’s 1st year in school. We literally toured EVERY charter school in St. Louis city and knew hands down Momentum Academy was the best place for our son.” Larincia Hambrick “I love Momentum because they are there for students and parents. “ “I love Momentum because they are there for students and parents. “ Momentum Parent “…a strong academic curriculum and good teaching staff!” “I chose Momentum because it has a strong academic curriculum and good teaching staff!” Momentum Parent “…convenient neighborhood location and caring staff.” “I choose to send my child to Momentum because of its convenient neighborhood location and caring staff.” Momentum Parent Family Resources Learning doesn’t end outside the classroom. Here are resources for families to make sure their scholar’s education and development go beyond the walls of our school. View Resources Parent & Family FAQs Browse our most frequently asked questions from parents and families about our school, admissions and other common topics. FAQs What is the school day schedule? Our academic school day is from 8:00am-3:15pm, Monday-Thursday, and from 8:00am-2:00pm on Fridays. Breakfast is available each day from 7:30am-8:15am. Is before and after school care available? What are the hours and the cost? Yes! Momentum Academy does provide before and after-school care options for our scholars. Our before-school care program is run and supervised by our school staff members. Scholars may be dropped off for before-care beginning at 6:30 am. After-school care is available, on-site, at each Momentum Academy campus and is open from the end of the school day until 6:00 pm. There is a fee for both before and after-school care. We work with families to ensure that their scholars are able to access any services they need regardless of the cost. Does Momentum Academy provide transportation to and from school? Momentum Academy does not currently provide transportation for our scholars. Transportation assistance may be available, on an as-needed basis, for our families who are experiencing homelessness, or personal crisis. Families may contact us to see if they qualify for transportation assistance. Are the scholars required to wear a uniform? What is the uniform? All scholars are required to wear a school uniform consisting of navy blue pants, shorts, or skirt and a Momentum Academy polo shirt. Our elementary-age scholars wear a purple polo shirt, while our upper academy scholars wear a white polo shirt. Scholars should wear solid color shoes and may wear sweaters or sweatshirts in solid, school colors. We require our scholars to wear a uniform to help keep their focus on their academic tasks. Our uniforms unite us as a school community and promote school unity. Why does Momentum Academy have a shortened school day on Fridays? We have a shortened schedule on Fridays to accommodate weekly teacher and staff professional development. Our staff members receive additional training and development each week and are also given the opportunity to collaborate with their colleagues during that time. I can’t find solid black shoes. Can my scholar wear shoes that are not solid black? We prefer for scholars to wear solid black shoes with black socks because it is the most uniform look and helps avoid distractions during the school day. However, if you are unable to acquire a solid black pair, please contact the Dean of Scholars at your scholar’s school. The Dean of Scholars will make the final determination on acceptable shoes.