Futures Blog

Our Blog

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! 

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Stress-Free Back to School Tips

It's time to start thinking about going back to school! If you're a middle or high school student, the thought of going back to school might be a little daunting. But don't worry, we're here to help!
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Summer Reading & Next-Grade Readiness!

Reading may not be a priority for children over the summer, but it should be. Why? Summer reading is essential for a child's ability to retain material from the previous year as well as to increase critical thinking skills for the next year.
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Resilience Helps Our Kids Thrive

Resilience is the ability to ‘bounce back’ after difficult times. It’s also the ability to adapt to difficult circumstances that you can’t change and keep on thriving. In fact, when you’re resilient, you often learn from difficult situations. How do we help teens build that?
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Encourage Academic Success This Summer

The summer slide has been discussed and analyzed for over a century, with studies pointing to the fact that students lose a month of school learning over summer vacation when assessed.
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Kindness And Love In The Time Of COVID

Studies have found that acts of kindness are linked to increased feelings of wellbeing. Witnessing, doing, and receiving acts of kindness all lead to increased heart and mind health, lessens depression and increases feelings of love, strength and energy.
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Personalized Learning Contributes To Academic Success

We create schedules that align to students’ optimal learning times and leave time for exploring their interests outside of the classroom.
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The Impact Of COVID On K-12 Education

The face of education has been radically changed during the past 18 months. In addition to teachers and school administrators feeling the impact of COVID 19, the challenges to students and their families have been extraordinary.
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Intentional Fidgeting: Somatic Tools For Learning And Focus

Acknowledging that the body/mind is doing so much at once can give us more respect for the learning process and how amazing our coordination is.
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October Is The Perfect Time For ADHD Awareness

The ADHD student can succeed in the right environment, but that environment must build structure, focus, and organization externally, for the ADHD mind cannot do it alone.
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Quality Schoolwork vs. Hours Of Homework

Is your student being buried under mountains of homework that are causing more fatigue than learning? We fully understand and can help your student reach their full potential.
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Learning Tailored To Fit Student Needs

Now more than ever, the idea of a fixed schedule is becoming extinct. Futures Academy has reinvented the concept of flexibility in learning with numerous options to give your student every opportunity to succeed.
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Prepare For Academic Success

This Fall, going back to school may be a challenge, but it doesn't mean that your child can't thrive this school year. With proper planning, encouraging your child and a consistent routine, your child can do well.
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Can Students Use Smartphones For Educational Purposes?

Students are already learning to use technology the minute they have their hands on a smartphone, and the education system must adapt to this fact.
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4 Ways Parents Can Promote A Growth Mindset

Helping your child understand that they have control over their brains' growth through their actions can set them on a path to adopting a positive mentality.
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Innovative Options For Every Learner

Imagine a place that has unique classrooms, instead of uniform ones. Classrooms that inspire students to go after their dreams, ask questions, and work hard. This is Futures Academy.
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Tackling COVID Learning Loss

Students today range between 5 to 12 months behind in math learning due to lost time and online learning that has not compared effective to live teacher instruction.
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Supplementing Your Child's Education Via Learning Cafe

Futures Academy's Learning Café assists young people by strengthening essential skills and providing one-on-one support to encourage competence and help manage homework-related stress.
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Our Teachers Make All The Difference

Futures Academy teachers are not encouraged to rush through a subject merely to check it off a list. Instead, they pace the curriculum so that students achieve full mastery of each concept before moving on.
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Tips For Increasing Your Child’s Financial Literacy

As a parent, you want your child to develop the necessary skills to manage their money and make smart financial decisions. We've got 7 simple tips to help you get started.
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Advantages Of Summer Learning Programs

Summer learning programs are vital for a couple reasons: they help students catch up in areas they fell behind in and they prepare students for the upcoming Fall semester.