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At Futures Academy, we are constantly researching and sharing relevant topics that affect our students and families. We also have guest bloggers sharing their research and best practices. Read our blogs to learn more! 

Apr
5


Overcoming College Admissions Challenges

All aspects of life have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and college admissions is no exception. While the rate of application is increasing, acceptance rates have been decreasing.

Mar
18


Switching Schools is Easier Than You Think

Research shows that pacing instruction to each student’s individual needs improves learning outcomes dramatically. In the one student to one teacher model, there are no distractions, no noise, and no interruptions.

Mar
8


The Importance of Cultural Awareness in Teens

A child who is knowledgeable about different cultures can effectively and respectfully associate with individuals from different backgrounds, experiences, and cultural norms.

Feb
18


Summer School: Get a Boost in Problem Subjects

Concepts in certain areas like math and science can sometimes be difficult to grasp for some students, which may cause them to fall behind. Learn how summer school can help students get ahead.

Feb
9


A Fresh Start & Positive Academic Changes

Sometimes a fresh start in a new school is all a child needs to show marked improvement in their academic and personal lives. Switching schools is easier than you think.

Jan
28


Children & Benefits of Following a Daily Routine

Having a daily routine teaches many valuable life lessons such as time management, prioritizing tasks vs fun activities, and making time to connect with loved ones.

Jan
14


Targeted Learning Helps Students Reach Their Full Potential

In a 1:1 learning environment, every interaction, conversation and email exchange provides an opportunity for daily engagement and, as a result, natural evaluation.

Jan
5


Get Set for Spring Semester

With spring semester officially launching on January 11th at Futures Academy, the time has come to make sure you're all set for the next phase of your school year. Follow these four easy steps.

Dec
28


3 Small Ways to Promote Optimism

In addition to being good for our overall mental and physical health, developing optimism is a more achievable goal than some of us might think. Though these steps may sound simple, they can make a huge difference.

Dec
15


Tips to Help Cope with School Stress During the Holidays

Especially during a year as unique as 2020, it's important that we help our students learn to cope with school stress and manage their emotions well during this season.

Dec
9


Benefits Of STEAM In The Classroom

A STEAM classroom encourages students to think deeply about the material being presented to them. Rather than asking students low-level questions, students are asked to do a deep dive into the content.

Nov
25


Prevent Learning Loss During The Pandemic

We can help students make up their learning gaps and continue to be successful in school. We offer 100% live one-to-one online instruction for middle and high schoolers.

Nov
11


A Unique Year Requires a Unique Approach

The best learning happens when teachers adapt to the needs, strengths, weaknesses, and individual interests of their students.

Nov
5


Growth Mindset: The Power Of The Word "YET"

The key for growth mindset is the word "yet." The power of yet lets students know that they have not mastered the content yet, but they are on their way.

Oct
30


Helping Unique Learners Find Academic Success

We have the expertise and resources to provide one-to-one instruction to students who are having trouble learning in a large classroom setting.

Oct
22


Self-Talk: 6 Ways to Overcome Negative Thinking and Truly Succeed

Success comes from winning the “battle in your head” — not allowing negative thoughts to drown out the positive.

Oct
7


Raising Awareness During Bullying Prevention Month

October is the perfect time to take a step back and discuss the prominent topic of bullying and how Futures Academy works to combat bullying.

Sep
28


Preparing for College Amidst COVID-19

This is the time of year when college-bound students are busy preparing applications and planning for college visits and interviews. This year, however, the college admissions landscape paints a much different picture.

Sep
23


Finding The Right Homeschool Partner

As with any educational program, homeschooling has a few challenges that must be faced. At Futures Academy, we understand these challenges and can help you overcome them.

Sep
14


Four Advantages of Alternative School

With the rising challenges of the traditional learning system, alternative schools are significantly becoming important. Read on to learn more about what alternative school is and the associated benefits.