Accreditation / Approvals

Nationally accredited through COGNIA

EYC is Nationally accredited through COGNIA (formerly AdvancED).

Nationally accredited through COGNIA

EYC Academy is an approved non-public school (SCHOOL CODE 096-848) and private agency (AGENCY CODE 999-006) with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, authorized to service students K-adult.

Approved Private Agencies with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) are described in the Missouri State Plan for Special Education, Regulation XIV. DESE approval to function as an approved private agency allows IEP teams in local school districts to consider placing a student in our program when the student’s educational needs can no longer be met in a less restrictive educational placement at the local school district.

Empowering Youth and Communities Inc. is a 501c3 organization (dba EYC Academy of St Louis) and was founded in 2018 by a group of educators with 75+ years of combined experience in education as previous administrators in special education, local alternative schools, and supplemental educational business.

EYC Academy is a non-public school, approved by Missouri DESE and is globally accredited through Cognia Global Commission (formerly AdvancEd). Serving the St. Louis, MO metro area, EYC Academy offers a one-to- one blended, in center and digital learning environment to day school students 6th-12th grade. Because our nationally approved curriculum is digital and our teachers can teach virtually, this allows us to deliver services anytime, anywhere across the globe. Enrollment is on-going and can be full-time or part-time. Other services offered include therapeutic services that can be scheduled during the school day, as well as cognitive and academic assessments, school advocacy, one-to-one tutoring for all ages and subjects either in-center, virtually or combined, college planning and application assistance, test-prep and proctoring, and national diploma and career certificate programs.