HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT?
Our mission is to empower youth to achieve academic fulfillment and strength of character, through integrity, individualized learning plans and service learning, so as to become productive members of our community.
A NON-TRADITIONAL APPROACH
Traditional schools, working in a classroom setting, must teach from curriculum with its broadest brush, to meet many levels of need. At EYC Academy, we take the time to know your child and family, connect you with resources and partner with you to create a plan for success for your child.
SEASONED INSTRUCTORS & THERAPISTS
Our teachers and therapists are seasoned instructors, many with enrichment and special education backgrounds and they are what makes EYC Academy successful for your child. They develop relationships with your family, partnering with you to make sure your child understands lessons, and has achieved mastery in their area of study before moving on to the next area.
Empowering Youth and Communities Academy (EYC) opened its doors in 2018 by a team of seasoned educators in St. Louis, Missouri to bring outstanding one-to-one private education to 6th through 12th grade students. We provide a unique one-teacher, one-student approach for those seeking a more attentive, therapeutic, innovative educational environment.
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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.
At EYC Academy, we realize that every student’s journey is different, and learning isn’t one-size-fits all.
We meet our students where they are and take them where they want to be by using a holistic approach and personalizing a solution that best fits their needs. Our students come to us for many reasons — from students with learning challenges, illness, academic and emotional trauma, mental health issues, to students simply needing a flexible schedule and a self-paced school option — and no matter what the reason, there are many ways we can help students find their unique paths success.
We work in partnership with families and schools, navigating an array of learning environments together. But it goes beyond academics. Our wraparound services support the full student. We help align additional resources, such as counseling or therapy, should a student need it.
Every student — no matter their age, background, or circumstance — has a place at EYC Academy. and creating a safe space for them to learn is our main priority. Taking a different path to learning shouldn’t carry any stigma, for students or for parents, and we’re working to change that. Every student’s path to success is different but that doesn’t mean they should have to walk it alone.
EYC Academy provides a highly personalized learning environment which fosters critical thinking, cultivates individual potential, inspires confidence, and prepares students to be productive members of their communities.
Empowering students to define their own success.
Trust among all stakeholders is vital. Expectations influence accomplishments. A school- community partnership is essential. Change creates opportunity. High-performing leadership makes visions reality.