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wacky-willy.jpgOur diverse group of students have academic barriers and need both customized instruction and a customized environment. These barriers include learning disabilities, language disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression and executive functioning challenges.

Our goals with students are to:

  1. improve their ability to learn academic skills and subjects;
  2. help them solve problems;
  3. help them make friends and function well in a school environment; and
  4. help them feel productive, competent and happy.

Fulfilling this mission has shaped everything about us – our small student population, our physical environment, our low teacher-student ratio, individualized instruction, and our communication with parents and staff.

To determine if Ignite Achievement Academy is a great fit for your child, please give us a call or submit an inquiry through our website. We would love to discuss your goals for your child, learn more about their challenges, and help you determine if IAA is a good fit for your child.

Get to know IAA:

We’re small and predictable.

These essential factors maximize instructional time, allow students and teachers to know each other well, and help students feel safe and comfortable.

Our school day begins at 9AM and ends at 3PM and instruction is intensive.

Students spend most of their time fully engaged in small-group and one-on-one instruction. Their class participation and exchanges with teachers and classmates are high, and there is little opportunity to stray off task. If their attention does wander, the teacher uses a variety of strategies and accommodations, as often as required, to help students remain engaged and working toward their goals.

This compressed schedule and intensity is a plus for most of our students, particularly those who have difficulty controlling their attention. Students often report that they learn much more in our shorter days than they did in their former schools with longer days.

Many families make considerable sacrifices to enroll their children in our school and we appreciate their trust in us. In return, we strive to give full value for every tuition dollar you spend.

We have student-selected extra-curricular activities.

These activities have included Student Council, Yearbook Club, Book Club, Cooking Club, Crafting Club, Photography Club, and even various sports.

Our student population is diverse.

Our students have a common ground in that they need a fully customized approach to learn well; however, their specific learning needs are often quite different from their peers.

Because of how we teach, our classrooms look typical. Our students are mostly on task, completing work and getting along with their classmates. We teach English, math, reading, writing, social studies, health, science, Spanish, physical education, art and music. Our students have recess, a series of one- or two-minute “brain breaks” throughout the day, a few field trips, school dances and a school yearbook.

Most students who enroll at IAA have had a long struggle and are relieved when they join us and make friends with other students. Parents often report to us that their child feels successful each day and has a growing sense of well-being. This leads to a full-family benefit.