EYC Academy is an approved private agency with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, authorized to service students K-adult. We use state approved curriculum through partnerships with the Springfield School District’s Launch Program and a nationally approved on-line learning curriculum with APEX Learning.
As a newly opened school, EYC Academy is in the “candidacy” status seeking full accreditation through AdvancED. As this process is anticipated to be a 2 year process, our goal is full accreditation by June 2020. The school is an approved private agency with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, authorized to service students K-adult.
- Full-time College Track Educational Program: Six course program (12 semesters)
- Full-time Essentials Program: Five course program (10 semesters)
- Concurrent Enrollment Program: Three course program (6 semesters)
Educational Therapies & Counseling
EYC Academy’s well-rounded approach blends academics with therapeutics. Examples include our PAWS for Reading program, which allows students to read aloud to a therapy dog to improve their reading and communication skills in a fun and positive environment. Our professional instructors and administrators specialize in treatments designed to handle things like family stress, school/learning, peer relationships, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. Both individual and small group sessions allow students to gain the psychological and emotional strength to meet life’s challenges
Cognitive and Academic Assessments
Students who are gifted or who suﬀer from learning disabilities or ADHD often struggle in school. When this happens, it’s important to ﬁnd out why. Aided by a qualiﬁed educational examiner, we provide prompt, formal assessments designed to pinpoint the reasons behind a struggle and formulate a coaching strategy that helps these students successfully deal with demands of school. We also partner closely with families and schools to ensure that all students are receiving the necessary accommodations.
Our personalized educational consulting and advocacy services are helpful for parents who aren’t sure of exactly what their children’s needs are or how to address them in school. We will meet with parents to help them prepare for school meetings by empowering them with the right questions to ask their child’s educational team. We even accompany them to meetings on a frequent basis to ensure their children’s special needs are met and that all parties are working together to achieve desired goals.
Our one-to-one approach extends to private tutoring services outside of your child’s regular educational schedule. Our tutors work to build rapport and instill conﬁdence in students, focusing on their individual needs in all content areas. In addition to tutoring, many of our students may beneﬁt from academic coaching when it comes to study skills, test-taking skills, organization and more. Within our approach, we realize that some lessons are more impactful when delivered through engaged discussions with peer to peer interaction. Therefore, professional judgment will be made to determine when small group instruction will be appropriate.
Standardized Testing Preparations
We oﬀer professional prep services for all types of standardized tests, including the ASVAB, Hi- Set (GED), SAT, ACT, SSAT/ERB, GRE, and GMAT. Our individualized approach helps to build the skills, conﬁdence and momentum students need to achieve success, no matter what their post- graduation plans. We start by assessing the students’ strengths and weaknesses and designing a speciﬁc plan to teach skills, strategies and content, while monitoring progress and communicating with parents throughout the duration of the program.
Social Skills and Small Group Classes
Using both formal and informal assessments, we work to design individualized programs for students who have diﬃculty with language, communication, and social interaction, to maximize their potential. Our research-based methods and small-group settings help students learn the skills needed to communicate eﬀectively. Areas assessed include: reading and transmitting nonverbal cues, emotional regulation, problem solving, perspective taking and initiating and processing social interactions.
EYC Academy partners with homeschooling families, as well as those who are transitioning out of a homeschool situation to ensure maximum success. All EYC Academy instruction is done in a one- to-one setting, allowing maximum ﬂexibility to coordinate with the parent on scheduling, curriculum choice, and the number of subjects studied at any given time.