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At Futures Academy, we are constantly researching and sharing relevant topics that affect our students and families. We also have guest bloggers sharing their research and best practices. Read our blogs to learn more! 

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Intentional Fidgeting: Somatic Tools For Learning And Focus

Acknowledging that the body/mind is doing so much at once can give us more respect for the learning process and how amazing our coordination is.
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October is the Perfect Time for ADHD Awareness

The ADHD student can succeed in the right environment, but that environment must build structure, focus, and organization externally, for the ADHD mind cannot do it alone.
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Quality Schoolwork vs. Hours of Homework

Is your student being buried under mountains of homework that are causing more fatigue than learning? We fully understand and can help your student reach their full potential.
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Learning Tailored To Fit Student Needs

Now more than ever, the idea of a fixed schedule is becoming extinct. Futures Academy has reinvented the concept of flexibility in learning with numerous options to give your student every opportunity to succeed.
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Prepare For Academic Success

This Fall, going back to school may be a challenge, but it doesn't mean that your child can't thrive this school year. With proper planning, encouraging your child and a consistent routine, your child can do well.
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Can Students Use Smartphones For Educational Purposes?

Students are already learning to use technology the minute they have their hands on a smartphone, and the education system must adapt to this fact.
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4 Ways Parents Can Promote A Growth Mindset

Helping your child understand that they have control over their brains' growth through their actions can set them on a path to adopting a positive mentality.
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Innovative Options For Every Learner

Imagine a place that has unique classrooms, instead of uniform ones. Classrooms that inspire students to go after their dreams, ask questions, and work hard. This is Futures Academy.
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Tackling COVID Learning Loss

Students today range between 5 to 12 months behind in math learning due to lost time and online learning that has not compared effective to live teacher instruction.
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Supplementing Your Child's Education via Learning Cafe

Futures Academy's Learning Café assists young people by strengthening essential skills and providing one-on-one support to encourage competence and help manage homework-related stress.
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Our Teachers Make All The Difference

Futures Academy teachers are not encouraged to rush through a subject merely to check it off a list. Instead, they pace the curriculum so that students achieve full mastery of each concept before moving on.
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Tips For Increasing Your Child’s Financial Literacy

As a parent, you want your child to develop the necessary skills to manage their money and make smart financial decisions. We've got 7 simple tips to help you get started.
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Advantages Of Summer Learning Programs

Summer learning programs are vital for a couple reasons: they help students catch up in areas they fell behind in and they prepare students for the upcoming Fall semester.
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Overcoming College Admissions Challenges

All aspects of life have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and college admissions is no exception. While the rate of application is increasing, acceptance rates have been decreasing.
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Switching Schools is Easier Than You Think

Research shows that pacing instruction to each student’s individual needs improves learning outcomes dramatically. In the one student to one teacher model, there are no distractions, no noise, and no interruptions.
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The Importance of Cultural Awareness in Teens

A child who is knowledgeable about different cultures can effectively and respectfully associate with individuals from different backgrounds, experiences, and cultural norms.
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Summer School: Get a Boost in Problem Subjects

Concepts in certain areas like math and science can sometimes be difficult to grasp for some students, which may cause them to fall behind. Learn how summer school can help students get ahead.
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A Fresh Start & Positive Academic Changes

Sometimes a fresh start in a new school is all a child needs to show marked improvement in their academic and personal lives. Switching schools is easier than you think.
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Children & Benefits of Following a Daily Routine

Having a daily routine teaches many valuable life lessons such as time management, prioritizing tasks vs fun activities, and making time to connect with loved ones.
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Targeted Learning Helps Students Reach Their Full Potential

In a 1:1 learning environment, every interaction, conversation and email exchange provides an opportunity for daily engagement and, as a result, natural evaluation.