Focus Academy

the place for quirky kids

Our vision, mission and core values.

OUR VISION - 

We believe quirky individuals (including those with Anxiety, ADHD, and Aspergers) deserve lifelong independence with positive social interactions.


OUR  MISSION - 

Focus Academy empowers quirky youth and young adults to become successful, contributing, independent members of society. This is done through academic, life and social education, vocational training and family support.  Quirky includes individuals with diagnoses of high-functioning autism, anxiety, depression or gifted and talented.


OUR CORE VALUES-

- Honesty with compassion – truthfulness while having empathy for people, and accepting them for who they are

- Collaborative system – multiple parties engaged in a shared focus to achieve the maximum potential

- Divergent thinking - thinking that moves away in different directions so as to involve a variety of aspects and which sometimes lead to novel ideas and solutions; associated with creativity

- Customized programming – individualized plans and strategies determined by the school based on the needs of the student

- Transparency - free from pretense or deceit


A Very Different Kind of Place

At Focus Academy we provide three main services - Academy, Social Success Skills/Summer Camps, Transition & Adult services. Our academy is a full time school dedicated to transforming  individuals with executive functioning challenges (ADHD, Aspergers, Anxiety, Gifted and Talented), in grades 5 through college, into productive and happy adults. Since our first graduate in 2011, all of our graduates are currently attending Universities, Junior Colleges, Trade schools or already employed in their chosen field. We do not believe in letting students "graduate to the couch" and commit to working for a successful transition for all of our students.  Second, through Social Success Skills and Summer Camp services, the organization reaches students in public and homeschool settings with after school and summer groups. Finally, Focus Academy helps quirky kids struggling to transition to college, career and independent living situations through individual and group training.


 


Focus Academy is a tax exempt 501c3 organization.

All donations are deductible under Section 170 of the Tax Code

The Place for Quirky Kids (and young adults)









TESTIMONIALS

November 3, 2018

I have no words for the beauty that takes place every day at Focus Academy. My son hasn't even been there for a year and already his life has changed. Because I have a masters in education, I have a keen eye for quality education which prepares students for the real world while helping them reach their full potential. This school definitely hits all the marks. John's teacher is what I consider a "master teacher." The staff works together to create a safe family environment which encourages students to step out of their comfort zones. If you are a parent of a child on the spectrum, make an appointment with Focus today. This school will be the biggest gift you give to your child.

Tracy G.


Focus Academy Anti-Bully Video

Fun in the fort at our Woodlands location!
A little fair competition is good for everyone!








One school...two campuses

Our Sugar Land campus has a beautiful atrium.
Our Woodlands campus with nearby latkes.

Focus Academy Sugar Land Campus                           Focus Academy The Woodlands Campus



Academy Grades 5-12

Traditional education programs often create gaps in learning. These academic gaps can  be filled through a customized curriculum. No student should be "passed through" without mastery of a subject just because the rest of the class is ready to move forward. We believe students should also be challenged...

Social Classes & Camps

Even after learning basic social skills, many adolescents have difficulty generalizing these skills in order to develop and maintain relationships. Our goal is to work towards true social understanding rather than just teaching basic skills... 


Transition & Adult Services

After completing high school, many individuals still lack the confidence and capability to live independently. Our goal is for individuals to learn and demonstrate advanced life skills  in their everyday lives. We also offer college transition programs as well as assistance with job acquisition & maintenance...

 
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