We are School Reimagined. On behalf of our entire school community, we invite you to see how we have reimagined education.
Our students join us because they learn better outside of a traditional public or private school model and with a personalized approach to learning. We pioneered the 1:1 teaching model over 30 years ago and are going strong with schools across California. We tailor instruction to each student’s individual skills, interests, and learning pace. This allows students to maximize their learning potential, build confidence, and develop life-long learning habits.
We’re proud of our 96% college acceptance rate and that our advanced placement scores exceed national averages and that our courses are accredited and approved by UC, Cal-State, and NCAA. But, the real story is that we believe in the immense potential of every student. We believe that schools should adapt learning to fit the student and not the other way around. The role of educators is to help students learn academics, certainly, and equally importantly to develop the habits and mindsets to be happy and fulfilled in life. We believe that every student should be known, seen, and belong.
We welcome students from a variety of backgrounds into a multi-faceted and diverse culture. Through one-to-one and small group instruction, we teach critical thinking, creativity, principles of happiness and connectedness among our students. Driven by our EMPOWER learning philosophy, we empower students with the skills, mindsets and habits to reach their goals.
The heart of our school is our dedicated teachers who inspire a love of learning in our students. With compassion and empathy, they connect personally and bring subject matter to life in ways that are meaningful to each individual student. Time and time again, our students share their “aha” moments, such as a new-found fondness for a course with which they previously struggled or a new interest they just discovered. We love hearing stories of success and transformation.
If you don’t know us already, I hope you’ll take a few minutes to learn more about our innovative curriculum and our teaching model. We invite you to visit a campus near you, take a virtual tour or experience first-hand what it's like to attend Futures Academy with a Virtual School Day: FREE Trial Experience. We invite you to join us in a better way to learn.
Kelly brings over 25 years of leadership experience across top performing service organizations. She served as an operations executive at The Walt Disney Company in both Florida and California developing high-performing teams focused on delivering exceptional guest service to children and families across multiple lines of business. She operated merchandise, food and beverage, and theme park business lines and also held roles in finance, marketing, and brand management. Kelly became a foodie after being on the team that created Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival.
Prior to joining Futures Academy, Kelly was the Chief Executive Officer at Strayer@Work, where she led the design and development of innovative education programs to help Fortune 1000 companies attract and retain top talent. Prior, she served as the Chief Administrative officer at Strayer University, which offers online, on-ground, and blended degree programs to over 30,000 students, mostly working adults.
Kelly carries a passion for learning and speaks of the life-changing power of education. After a decade in higher education, she is helping students realize their full potential and recognize and appreciate their strengths earlier in life. Kelly holds a BS from Missouri State, a MBA from Pepperdine University, and is a CPA.