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To awaken the genius of high school students with language-based learning differences through a rigorous, multi-sensory education that develops cognitive function while preparing students for a future in college or career.
Sophia Academy, an urban arts-based school offering multi-sensory education for learning differently, began as a pilot program in a larger school for students with dyslexia. Our goal in our pilot year was to see if using multi-sensory techniques and curriculum in college prep courses could bring academic success to students who had years of failure in their past. We re-taught the basics of math using manipulatives and found that after this, students soared through Algebra and Geometry. Our use of the Barton Reading and Spelling system and Evidence Based Literacy Instruction helped students make measurable and significant progress in reading, spelling, vocabulary development and comprehension. Sophia Academy became an independent school in January 2019 and continues to develop our program of awakening genius is each and every student. The Kinetic Classroom and Occupational Therapy have helped our students with cognitive and executive function, while our arts program allows them to use the right side of their brain as often as the left.