Founders Academy FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When did Founders open?
A. We opened in September 2014 with 100 students in Grades 6-8.

Q. What grade levels currently attend Founders? 
A. In September 2022, The Founders Academy began offering Grade 5. Currently we have Grades 5-12.

Q. When was your first graduating class?
A. June 2019

Q. How many full time faculty members teach at Founders? 
A. We have 35 classroom teachers. In addition, we have multiple Special Education teachers, paraprofessionals, guidance counselors, and administrators.

Q. How many total students attend Founders? 
A. The enrollment to for the 2023-24 school year is 440 students. 

Q. What is a typical class size?
A. Around 18-20 students for middle school classes and 10-15 students for high school classes.

Q. What percentage of students are female? Male?
A. 54% female and 46% male

Q. Where do your students live? 
A. This year, our students come from 25 different NH towns:
Amherst Bedford Bow Candia
Chester Concord Deerfield Derry Goffstown
Henniker Hollis Hooksett Hudson Litchfield
Londonderry Manchester Merrimack Mont Vernon Nashua
New Boston Pelham Pembroke Raymond Sandown

Q. Is transportation available for students?
A. Bussing is available for residents of Manchester only.

Q. When does the school day begin and end?
A. The school day runs from 7:45am - 3:15pm. Students can be dropped off starting at 7:20am.

Q. Do you have an afterschool program?
A. We do have an afterschool homework program that is available for a fee. In addition, there are numerous clubs that meet afterschool throughout the year.

Q. What kinds of schools did our students attend before they came to Founders?
A. We have students that come from their "traditional" district, from private schools, from other charter schools, from out of state, and students who have been homeschooled. There is a good mix of students from those 5 sources.

Q. Do you have any sports teams?
A. No, the Founders Academy does not sponsor any sports teams. However, students at NH charter schools are eligible to play sports at their "sending" school district. (So, if a Founders student lives in the geographic territory of Manchester West High School, then they can play for the teams at Manchester West.)

Q. How many high school credits are required to graduate? 
A. 26
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