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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Why More Learners Prefer Alternative Schools Over Traditional Schools

Many past students of alternative schooling have credited the approach as a significant turning point in their lives.
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Avoid Summer Learning Loss in Middle School and High School

Research has shown that long summer breaks are not the best for student learning outcomes.
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Help Your Child Excel in School

Helping your child succeed doesn't have to take all of your time and energy. By refocusing and looking for new opportunities you can watch him or her learn, grow, and excel.
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Rest Essential For Student Success

Teenage sleep deficit statistics might not seem all that shocking to you if you've seen your teen nod off at the table while studying.
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5 Ways to Help Your Child Develop a New Mindset

How we go about pursuing our goals is what makes them unattainable, and not necessarily the goals themselves.
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Benefits of Mentors for Teens

Mentors can share their worldviews, experiences, knowledge, support and advice, as well as provide a positive influence for teens.
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Multiple Benefits of Attending Summer School

Summer learning loss contributes to higher dropout rates and fewer students heading off to college after graduation.
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Three Ways to Cope with School & Holiday Stress

This time of year, we encourage families to look for signs of stress in their teens and to explore healthy solutions that could likely reduce it.
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7 Strategies for Fostering a Growth Mindset in Your Child

Whether a child has a fixed mindset or a growth mindset can have a significant impact on their emotional well-being throughout their academic career.
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Got Growth Mindset? Don’t start the new school year without it

Research has proven that students who are praised for effort outperform students who are told they are smart. How we talk to our children is incredibly important.
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Give your child wings to fly: How parents can help develop strong, independent children

To raise independent children our job as parents is to provide them with the opportunity and means to pursue their goals.
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Accommodations for College Entrance Exams: What Parents Need to Know

If your child has a disability that affects their learning, the stress of these impending exams can feel especially overwhelming.
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#Understanding ME: The Love-Hate Relationship Between Social MEdia and Teens Today

The fear of missing out (FOMO) and the desire to feel connected are two things teens today don’t feel their parents understand.
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Identifying Peak Learning Times To Help Students Succeed

Our flexible scheduling allows us to match your child’s highest priority work to their most productive hours.