Our Approach

WELCOME MESSAGE FROM LOU REUSS, HEAD OF SCHOOL

My passion for helping families to find the right educational environment for their child stems from both my personal experiences as a father and my professional administrative experience in an alternative school setting. My son would have greatly benefited from EYC Academy’s personalized approach. The opportunity to truly learn at one’s own pace in a relaxed, yet focused environment is a benefit to any student-whether they are struggling or looking to advance more quickly through their classes. As a professional in the field of alternative education, I am familiar with the confusion and frustration that can occur when trying to advocate for your child. EYC Academy advocates for your child daily; from our tailor-made curriculum to the mentor-like guidance of our staff. The services at EYC give families a one-stop solution for students needing a safe, anxiety-free environment. Academics and therapeutic services are offered both one-to-one and in small group settings. We know that not everyone learns in the same way or at the same pace. At EYC Academy we value those differences because we value seeing every child reach their fullest potential and achieve success—in and out of the “classroom”.

WHY EYC?

A NON-TRADITIONAL APPROACH

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. Our network includes physical and emotional therapists to help your family beyond the walls of the school.

EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTORS & THERAPISTS

Our teachers and therapists have a wealth of experience, many with enrichment and special education backgrounds. They are what makes EYC Academy successful for your child. They are active listeners, working to make sure your child understands lessons and has achieved mastery in their area of study before moving on to the next area. They develop relationships with your family, partnering with you for your child’s success. Staff meets regularly with families to keep parents apprised of their child’s progress and adjustments being made to their learning plan.

MISSION

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.

VISION

Empowering students to define their own success.

Empowering Youth and Communities, Inc. dba EYC Academy, does not and shall not discriminate in its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and releasing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

Empowering Youth and Communities dba EYC Academy is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We will comply with state and federal laws such as M.G.L. c. 151B, Title IX, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment and Rights Act, Executive Order 11246 and other similar laws that prohibit discrimination, all as amended.