Below are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) about Polly Fox Academy...
What is a charter school?
A charter school is an independent public school that is designed and operated by educators, community leaders, and others. Charter schools are sponsored by designed state or local organizations that monitor their quality, but allow them to operate freely. Like public schools, charter schools are state-funded according to enrollment. However, unlike public schools, Ohio charter schools do not receive revenues from property taxes.
Please visit http://www.uscharterschools.org/pub/uscs_docs/o/faq.html#2 for more information about charter schools.
Who attends Polly Fox Academy (PFA)?
PFA is a school for pregnant and parenting girls in 7th through 12th grades who are interested in earning their high school diploma in a nurturing and supportive environment.
Is there a cost to attend PFA?
No, there is no cost to attend PFA.
What kind of diploma do I get upon graduation from PFA?
A diploma from PFA holds the same weight as a diploma from any Toledo Public School.
How long is the school day at PFA?
The school day at PFA starts at 8:30 am and ends at 2:50 pm.
How many credits do I need to graduate from PFA?
Twenty-one (21) credits are needed for graduation from Polly Fox Academy. A school counselor works with students to keep them on track for graduation.
Is PFA a Toledo Public School?
Although PFA is sponsored by TPS, it is not considered a Toledo Public School. However, PFA does follow the TPS academic calendar and weather advisory delays/cancellations. Polly Fox Academy receives no funding from Toledo Public Schools.
What kind of classes are offered at PFA?
PFA offers a traditional high school curriculum as required by the Ohio Department of Education, including English, Math, Health, Science, Physical Education, Social Studies, and Electives. Additionally, PFA offers classes that meet the needs of pregnant and parenting teenagers, including Parenting classes, CPR/First Aid (including certification), Dare to Be Queen, and Relationships, among others. These courses are offered as elective credits. Finally, students have the opportunity during their senior year to take classes from Owens Community College for college credit. The cost of these classes is covered by PFA.
(Please visit http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEDetail.aspx?page=3&TopicRelationID=1702&ContentID=15291&Content=100419 for more information).
Do I bring my baby to school with me at PFA?
No, because no one would get any work done! Students have the option of enrolling their children in daycare. To enroll your child in the daycare, students can fill out paperwork at Polly Fox Academy. The paperwork is processed by Jobs and Family Services, which determines the co-pay responsible by the student. The school outreach worker will work with students to find a daycare that meets their needs.
Does PFA have a graduation ceremony?
Yes! PFA has a wonderful graduation ceremony in early June of every year. We typically have 25-30 graduates per year. Feel free to browse our photo gallery for pictures from past graduation ceremonies.
What kind of activities does PFA offer?
PFA students participate in several field trips per year, including a Sandpiper Cruise, Fall picnic, Fall retreat, educational field trips, college visits, and zoo trip, among others. PFA also offers a Holiday party, Valentine's Day celebration, Spirit Week, Latino Summit, Talent show, Senior Week, Dance Team, Teen PEP group, and Student Council. In several of the activities or events, students are invited to bring their children.
Can I attend PFA while I'm pregnant and then go back to my former school?
Students are welcome to return to their former schools at any time. However, we find that most students who come to PFA choose to stay through graduation because they are successful in out Polly Fox environment.
What are the benefits of attending PFA?
There are number benefits for students who attend PFA, including, but not limited to:
- Flexible scheduling
- Subsidized childcare
- Parenting classes
- On-site nurse with 25 years labor and delivery experience
- On-site breastfeeding classes from WIC
- After school parenting program for student and father of child/significant other
- On-site social worker who delivers homework during maternity leave, refers students to community resources, and assists students in exploring contraceptive choices
- OGT preparation classes
- Academic tutors
- Connections with other pregnant or parenting teens
- School activities that include your child
- CPR/First Aid certification courses
- Two counselors on staff
- Opportunity to earn credits from Owens Community College for FREE while enrolled at PFA
- Assistance with college preparation, including FAFSA, college applications, college visits, etc.
- Supportive and caring staff
How do I enroll in PFA?
To enroll in PFA, please call 419-720-4500 and visit How to Enroll for more information.