KEYS Academy - Augusta

AugustaKEYS Academy Augusta is a Private Day School licensed by the Virginia Department of Education to serve Special Education students in grades K through 12. We are located at 268 Draft Ave, Stuart's Draft, VA 24477. Our Phone number is 540-712-2443. If you need to reach us by fax, our fax number is 540-490-4528. If you would like to contact us, please click here.


Director's Corner


Brandy L. Wright

Contact Director

We have quickly reached the end of the first half of the 2020-2021 school year! KEYS Academy-Augusta students and staff have shown persistence and grit navigating the various hurdles the pandemic has created for our schools! Each classroom continues to integrate our “Who Matters” key. Students and staff have shown that we all matter by following the CDC protocols within the school; wearing masks, staying 6 ft apart, and washing their hands frequently. As we head into Winter break, let’s continue to follow those guidelines so that we can return back to school safely in person on January 11th 2021.

Throughout the second quarter, the elementary classroom has focused on identifying and recognizing “small problems vs. big problems.” The students have been able to share with staff and their peers the relative size of their problem, and whether their problem is an academic concern or daily life problem. The elementary students also completed “Ralph S. Mouse” this quarter. The students were able to identify small and big problems that Ralph faced throughout the book.

During the second quarter, the middle school classroom has shown tremendous growth on our “What’s in the Way” key. Students have been able to identify things that are blocking them from being successful. Once they can identify what’s in the way, they have then created “can dos.” The students are using their “can dos” daily to help overcome academic challenges as well as personal challenges.

The high school students and staff have been working hard on our “Focus Forward” key, developing goals that they work towards daily. This quarter they have also focused on goals after high school. Goal setting and follow through will continue to be a focus area throughout the third and fourth quarters.

Our students have finished the first semester strong, and we look forward to continued success for all as we head into 2021! Thank you for all that you do to support our students!

Warmest Regards,

Brandy L. Wright, Director

School News

School will begin virtually January 5th through January 8th. We will resume A/B days within the school on January 11th. Also, as we are heading into the Winter season with the possibility of inclement weather, so please be sure to check WHSV for any possible delays and closures. Your student’s staff or Ms. Brandy will contact you as well. Please remember that Wednesdays are KEYS Academy virtual learning days for all!

KEYS Academy-Augusta opened its doors on August 7, 2018 with 11 students and 6 staff members. We will continue to add students and staff throughout the fall and spring semesters. Our staff and students have been warmly welcomed by the town of Stuarts Draft and the County of Augusta, and we look forward to settling into our renovated space!

Important Dates

  • January 4thProfessional development (no school for students)
  • January 5th-January 8thSchool resumes (virtually)
  • January 11thStudents return to the physical building, resume A/B in person learning days.
  • January 12thReport card distribution
  • January 18thMartin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no school for students)
  • March 10thEnd of the third quarter