Parent Resources

Parent Resources

Parents often find themselves in need of support as they navigate possible services to help their child with their educational needs. The experienced EYC administrative team works with parents to determine which programs may be most helpful. We can also provide information regarding public school assessments, Individualized Educational Plans (IEP’s), 504 Plans and more.

Advocacy Consulting Services

The educational system can be confusing to navigate, especially if you’ve identified a new educational concern or if you want to expand current services. With over 50 years of combined experience, the EYC Academy administrative faculty is offering consulting services to parents who are trying to determine the next best step for their student. We discuss topics such as:

  • What is an educational evaluation and does my student need one?
  • How do I request an evaluation or re-evaluation?
  • Should the evaluation be performed by the public school system or a private practitioner?
  • What is an “IEP” and 504 Plan and what are the steps in the process?
  • What are accommodations and modifications?
  • How do I access academic support if my child attends a private school?

All students are unique learners and our Advocacy Consulting Services can help identify the important variables in each specific situation. To learn more about how EYC can help, schedule a time for a consultation or call us directly.

Paying for Private School Tuition and Therapy Services

We offer families many flexible options to pay for tuition including tuition loans and installment payment agreements. Parents can also pay tuition from a 529 Plan and in some situations from an HAS (Health Savings Account) with some companies. In some states, children in foster or adopted care can receive funding for educational and tutoring services.

Social Skills & Small Group Classes

In partnership with licensed professionals, EYC helps to design personalized programs for students who have difficulty with communication and social interactions. Research-based methods and small group settings help students learn to navigate the complex world of interpersonal interactions. Concerns that may be addressed include reading and transmitting non-verbal cues, emotional regulation, problem-solving, perspective- taking, and initiating and processing social interactions.

Extracurricular Activities

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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.

PURPOSE

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.

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.

CORE BELIEFS

Trust among all stakeholders is vital. Expectations influence accomplishments. A school- community partnership is essential. Change creates opportunity. High-performing leadership makes visions reality.