The Difference is Personal Attention

Imagine a high school where, in any classroom, the second row is the last row.

That's Eton Academy's Upper School.

You won't find students trying to hide in the back of the class, just barely hanging on, waiting for the bell to ring.

At Eton, the personalized attention given to each student helps them engage in school. With a class size of 10 or fewer, teachers get to know each of their students.

Teachers review each student's profile, assessing strengths and weaknesses. Whether it's pinpointing deficit areas that need remediation, using assistive technology that helps address a student's challenge, or developing unique activities that encourage a student's individual strengths, Eton Academy Upper School teachers focus on each student.

We find that when teachers pay attention to students, students pay attention to teachers ... and to themselves.

Engaging in school, identifying what they're passionate about, and advocating for themselves are the hallmarks of an Eton Academy Upper School student.

 

A Complete Program

Eton Academy's Upper School provides students with a complete program to attain a Michigan Department of Education recognized high school diploma.

Courses are designed to meet all Michigan Department of Education course requirements. Level-specific literacy instruction is presented in individual language, composition and literature courses. Science, mathematics and social studies are taught daily.

Science and social studies curricular offerings are presented to students in a three-year rotation, thus ensuring students have an opportunity to fulfill graduation requirements.

Elective course offerings, which vary based on student interest, are offered during eighth hour. Students in ninth grade participate in physical education classes daily.

Eton Academy Upper School Course Guide

 

Life Goals, Unique as Each Student

As each student is unique, so are their goals.

Eton's graduation rate is 100 percent. In addition, the majority of Eton graduates -- more than 80 percent -- continue on to college or post secondary education.

In contrast, consider these national statistics regarding LD students (provided by the National Center for Learning Disabilities).

  • 23 percent continue to 2-year colleges (source: NLTS2, 2005)
  • 11 percent continue to 4-year colleges (source: NLTS2, 2005)
  • 38.7 percent drop out of high school (source: 25th Annual Report to Congress, U.S. Department of Education)

At Eton, destinations for graduates include universities, private colleges, community colleges and other post-secondary specialized schools. Some students graduate and choose to immediately enter the workforce, while others elect to serve their country through military experience.

Regardless of the direction selected, Eton Academy Upper School students receive the personal attention they need to help guide them as they make decisions and set the course for their futures.