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.


*Students are accepted to Focus Academy based on the results of their trial day initial assessment. We occasionally accept students in 3rd and 4th grade if they are a good fit for our program.


 


Focus Academy is a tax exempt 501c3 organization.

Donations are deductible under Section 170 of the Tax Code










TESTIMONIALS


Jun 2020
I just want to say what a stellar job you guys did with camp this week. I can’t imagine how challenging it must be to keep kids engaged for that long without that “in person” element but both (of my) kids loved the activities and interaction.
It especially meant a lot to (my daughter) who has not had much peer interaction at all since we moved from our old house. Her class only did a few zooms anyway and I did have her in a few Outschool classes but they ended as we moved. She had so much fun and was so into it this week.
I think (my son) was reluctant to share his school space the first day with his sister  but once I gave them their own computers for the social part and told them to act like they were classmates and not brother and sister it went much better.
(My son) wandered some but that is to be expected with him and he was easily redirected and for the most part willingly did the steps asked.
Thank you guys for a wonderful week of safe summer fun and being able to interact with other kids. I really appreciate it and we look forward to next week. 
~KP

November 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.

~TG


January 2016

As a parent, I can’t think of anything more important than finding the right learning environment for your child, especially when your child is dealing with learning and behavioral differences. For our son, Focus Academy has been a safe haven of support and a very positive and encouraging learning environment in Houston. The approach and attitude of the teachers, therapists, and leadership toward my son has made a significant difference in his ability to learn and develop. Experience has taught me that the right school environment may change as the child changes, so I support various school decisions that work for each child and family. After some bad experiences at other schools, we are pleased that Focus Academy is available and that its computer-based curriculum, though challenging, works well for our son. As a result of the progress he is making, we have raised our expectations of his academic capabilities. 

~KW

Now Enrolling for in person 2021-22
School Year

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Now enrolling 2021
Summer Camp Sessions

Week 1 - June 14 - 18

Week 2 - June 21 - 25

Week 3 - June 28 - July 2

Week 4 - July 12 - 16

Week 5 - July 19-23

Week 6 - July 26-30

Week 7 - August 2 - 6

Focus Academy's  summer camps consist of the best of both worlds. The students complete academics before lunch  and have summer camp activities in the afternoon (social understanding group, art activities, science projects, field trips, swimming, games, and much, much more. 

Ready for your kid to catch up on learning or at least not forget what was learned this school year?
Ready for your kid to have real interactions, with real kids this summer? 
Need a break or somewhere for your kid to go from 8:30 - 3:30 (Can stay until 5:30 for an extra fee) each day?
Tired of your kid saying he is bored after just a couple of days home full time?
If so, you have come to the right place! Click here for more info.




Focus Academy Anti-Bully Video

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

Two  campuses...ONE   school community!

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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