Making High School the Best Years with a Student who Learns Differently
High School is the time when evenings begin to include trips to the mall with friends, sporting events, High School musicals, and Friday night bonfires. For many students who learn differently, high school demands also break down self-confidence and therefore can inhibit success.
Eton Academy, a private school in Birmingham serving students in grades 1-12, has an exceptional school program for students who learn differently in grades 9-12. With a small 10:1 student to teacher ratio, full athletic, performing arts, and club activities offered as well as opportunities to explore life after high school through the College & Life Prep department, Eton’s Upper School students are encouraged to find their strengths and affinities and look to see how those will be used after high school.
“We are always preparing our students to think critically, self-advocate for their educational needs, and find how they can positively make their mark on the world. We help students and families look at what options and post-graduation educational environments might be a good fit with the students interests,” states Mary Beth Casey, Director of the College & Life Prep program.
Many students choose to dual enroll with Oakland Schools Technological Campuses, with a location just down the street from Eton, to learn specific skill sets that align with their interests.
“This year, I have been learning all about graphic design. I’ve had an opportunity to use my skills in our Yearbook design, as well as helping with our annual Gala & Auction. It has been an amazing experience to bring my Eton experience that helps me with advocating for my learning needs, and harnessing my interests to show my where I can take my skills after graduation. Next year, I’m attending Northwestern Michigan College!” stated Zoe Zinchook, Eton Academy senior.
Eton Academy alumni have a 95% acceptance rate into higher education institutions, compared to 15% of the general population with identified learning differences.
For more information on Eton Academy, or to schedule a tour, visit Etonacademy.org/visitus
, or call 248-642-1150 and speak to an admissions representative.