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Brittain Academy

Private School | Grades PK,K-12
175 W Holly Hill Rd
Thomasville, NC 27360
(336) 475-2728

About This School

Brittain Academy is located in Thomasville, NC. It is a private school that serves 235 students in grades PK,K-12. Brittain Academy is coed (school has male and female students) and is nonsectarian in orientation.

In 2010, Brittain Academy had 18 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The North Carolina average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

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Students (2010)

235

Students Per Teacher (2010)

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Brittain Academy Reviews

By a Former Student on

Let's see: $12000 in tution for a chance to go to college that costs $4000. I wish my parents would have spent the Brittain/Thomasville Prep tuition on college. I played 4 years of varsity HS basketball but some trainers at the Sportsplex convinced my parents and I that I could play college ball if I attended this school for a year. There are some incredible basketball players there. They don't pay tuition or do anything academically. When I asked for help raising my SAT scores, they gave me some sample test questions printed from the Internet! After a year, the same JUCO and DIII/DII schools from my senior year of high school were interested.  My SAT scored only improved 10 points overall  and they didn't even know the test dates or the deadlines! After all their training and additional costs for 1 on 1 training (guess what? EVERYONE is recommended to get 1 on 1 training),  I saw little or no playing time. Keep your $12000 and don't let these crooks steal your money or your dreams! (Edited for content by Education.com staff)

By a Parent on

My son is a 6'5"junior. Brittain Academy/Thomasville Prep recruited him from a public high school even though he just played basketball recreationally. My ex-wife enrolled him because of their promises of SAT help, college placement, etc. Unfortunately, there were only 5-6 teachers with teaching degrees on the faculty. Sometimes, they were not paid so they wouldn't come to class. One assistant coach marked my son's Geography test wrong because he said the Albany NOT New York City was the capital of NY state! There were times my son just went to A&T and got tutoring there because he only had 1 or 2 classes A WEEK. And like others have said, they are NOT accredited. They are running a basketball mill to get some kids noticed. However, they are not in any position to help a kid earn high school/college credits because they don't count. Ex-players and ex-students and parents have said the same thing, they wasted time and money like we did. How can SAT Prep courses meet once every two weeks but the basketball practices sometimes 6 days/wk?!? It is no wonder that even the Marines and Army won't accept a diploma from this place. College coaches know it is a joke. Athletics over academic is always a losing formula.

By a Former Student on

I am seriously considering filing a lawsuit against this school. I paid 400 dollars and still can not get into college. They told me I would be able to get into any college. Well that has not happened yet. I want to file a class action lawsuit. This is ridiculous. This school is nothing but a scam. They don't tell you the truth and they are constantly taking people's money. I do plan on suing them. Parents Beware!

By a Former Student on

I got my diploma from Brittain Academy in 2008. I recently tried to get into ECPI and they told me Brittain Academy isn't accredited. I tried GTCC and they told me the same thing. Now I have to go get my GED even though I technically have my high school diploma. Don't pay the money to get it from Brittain Academy, it really is just a useless piece of paper.

By , a Parent on

My brother and I went here and the people were kinda nice, and I got into school with my diploma and my brother got a new job.

By a Former Student on

I had a really hard time as a kid in public school, and of course ended up dropping out of high school. After about a year of attempting different online schools, a couple friends told me about brittian academy. I was so excited to find something where I could just show how intelligent I am by taking a test, so I paid the 400 dollars and took the test and passed with a really great score. You have no idea how good I felt about myself after hearing for two years that I would never amount to anything. I was so proud of myself.

Of course that was short lived and when I took the time to go to GTCC and enroll, they told me they didnt take my "graduation" year. I called other schools and they all said the same thing. Come to find out they aren't accredited. That hurt more than anything, and now I'm back to square one.

I called Brittain Academy, and all Mr. Brittain did was give me the run around with promises of taking care of the problem and getting me in college. Then eventually he wouldn't return my calls.

DO NOT pay these people a dime. And save your child the disappointment that comes with their "high school diplomas".

By , a Former Student on

I'm having the same problem. I can't even get into a college. One I went to said they couldn't accept mine from there. Time and money I wasted!

By , a Former Student on

I can't get a letter stating that Brittain Academy is an accrediated school in North Carolina. I also can't get a return call or email.

By a Former Student on

I'm going through the same thing. I can't get into any college. I'm so disappointed. Something should be done about this. They even sent me a list of colleges I could get into. I wasted $500 on this adult diploma.

By , a Former Student on

I went to brittain academy in 09 and i decided to go to collage and they told me that they can't accept my diploma and that i would had to go get my GED of High School Diploma before inning collage.

By a Parent on

My youngest son received his "high school diploma" from this and and discovered no branch of military will accept it as it is a non funded, tier 3 "school" At best, it might be good enough for  job. He asked me if Full Sail University would accept it. I don't see why not as they are a POS school too.

By a Former Student on

Brittain Academy is the best school i have ever been to. The teachers are great and the students are kind. I got into college and the military. My 2 years were fun. I miss it.  

By a Former Student on

this supposed school," if you can even consider it one" has no place calling itself an academy. the school work consists of worksheets that wouldn't challenge a second grader. the diplomas are completely worthless and i personally would not send my dog to this school. this place has a real problem when it comes to the definition of the word "education" i attended this school and once saw a much older kid beat down a younger one. there word discipline needs to be in question at this school. because while i was there i was hit by an older student who i was the constant victim of his ridicule. to which nothing was ever done. he hit almost casing me to receive a concussion once. nothing was done except the owner having her son ask me not to tell my parents about what had happened. while this other guy was able to return after only saying he was sorry. anywhere else this matter would have been dealt with but it was just brushed away so the owner didn't lose paying customers. since drugs were a real problem at this school as well. i have spoken to people who have tried to go to college but don't know anything when they take there SATS. to put it simply this school owes me and my family ALOT of money and an apology for he grief i went through.

By a Former Student on

in my personal opinion brittain academy stole my glory years. praying on my parents who loved all the glorious lies that were told to them about the education i would receive. i wanted to play high school sports, which they cannot provide. i look back on the time i spent at brittain academy and think what a waste of my time. the truth is there is no education to be had at this school, this school will rob your children of there best years. i want to walk up to this school and demand my money and my high school years back

By , a Former Student on

Wouldn't even give this "school" not even one star, but had to to get my review of it out there. I went to this "school" and payed out over three hundred dollars. I wanted to go into the air force and they wouldn't even accept is high school diploma. The really bad thing is I told BA my plans and they told me the air force would accept this diploma and that it is an accredited school. They fooled me. The only good my high school diploma is for a job. So be careful of which school you go for. Get some proof that it is accredited. Call the board of education first before you pay out a dime!

By a Former Student on

Joke and scam of school!!!!!!!!                                                                                        I went to this school hoping one day I will be graduating and get my high school diploma and  I did graduated in 08 but when I tried to apply to some college in the area I was denied because the school is not credited, so they asked me to take GED instead, what a waste of money and time. This school is totally scam and they prey on innocent people. To who ever when to go to this school, go elsewhere to get accredited Diploma. What a greedy school

Reviewed on

Brittain Academy has start a basketbll program with some of the top players in the country. Last year two students went on to top colleges. It will continue to get better with the people that around the program.

Reviewed on

Brittain Academy is the biggest joke of a school ever. Everyone passes every class no matter what it is. A diploma from this school won't get you anywhere except for remedial classes. i went there my 9th and 10th grade years and wanted to play sports. Of course this school's sorry excuse for any kind of real athletics was going to a park and playing catch. I mean I paid for an education that I could have gotten for free at any public school. They make you take a test but nobody ever fails the test. I see people I went there with at the time and still talk to a few who tell me that they don't acknowledge that they went to let alone graduated from this place.

By a Former Student on

Do not let your child attend this school. They have caused me so much frustration. I went to public school my freshman year of high school, then decided to get 'homeschooled' because of something that happened at my public school. So, I turned to Brittain Academy in 2006. My parents paid $150 per week for me to attend BA and get an 'education'. Well, my schoolwork consisted of worksheets and journals to fill out and I always joked around with it and just wrote random stuff down, which I know was dumb but I always got away with it and got A's and B's. I graduated in November 2007 with supposedly my high school diploma. Then I decided I wanted to go to college so I went to go get my transcripts and they put classes on there I never even took in my life! My freshman year was the only legit grade it had. Now, today, I go up to a college and they tell me that my high school diploma isn't accredited and now I had to go get my GED. Please don't waste your time even searching more into this school. It's not worth it and you will regret it! Thank you for reading this.

By a Current Student on

i made the mistake of dropping out of highschool as a 16 year old girl. when i was 17 and five months pregnant i turned to brittain acadamy and paid 500 dollars for a highschool diploma. i decided to go to college(jones international university) and now they are calling me after finishing my first class in college saying they cant take my diploma. now im worrying about paying money that i will probably have to owe them because of my mistake. please dont get a diploma there.

By , a Parent on

You can not as of 2009 get in to most Colleges including GTCC with a Diploma from Brittain Academy. Dont waist your Time.

By a Parent on

The principal is a miracle worker and angel.  She takes on students who have failed in the main stream and helps them accomplish there goals individually.  Young children who are extremely intelligent thrive in this school along i with troubled youth.  I think in all honesty the community should back this school and help it grow

By , a Parent on

My son wants to join the Army and since he finished the High School Diploma program through this school, he is UNABLE to join. The United States Military does not acknowledge Brittain Academy as an accredited school. My son also wanted to take online classes with Phoenix University and they will not take him because he "graduated" from Brittain Academy.

I am wondering why he wasted all those months studying and why I wasted all that money.

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