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Laguna Hills Mayor Pro Tem Presented Plaque of Recognition During Grand Re-Opening Event

May 7, 2019
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IRVINE, Calif., May 7, 2019 – Futures Academy, a non-traditional secondary school that customizes education to fit each student’s unique talents, challenges and interests, celebrated its name change from Halstrom Academy with a ribbon cutting event on Tuesday, April 30 at its Laguna/Mission Viejo campus.

Many families attended to learn more about the school’s new innovative curriculum and programs that enhance the one-teacher to one-student model it founded more than 30 years ago, and to hear renowned author and inspirational speaker Devin C. Hughes speak on “Reaching for Greatness: How to Empower Your Kids.” Aligning with one of Futures Academy’s four pillars that focuses on Happiness, Devin spoke about the powerful effects happiness can have on people’s day-to-day lives, and how parents can help their teens develop more happiness and gratitude at home and at school.

“It was exciting to introduce our new name and curriculum to many families in Orange County,” said Audrey Wall, Campus Director. “After hearing Devin C. Hughes speak on the benefits of practicing happiness daily, many families thanked us for making happiness a core element of our innovative curriculum and shared how their teens have shown a marked improvement in attitude towards school since coming to Futures Academy.”

“Our new name and new look better represent who we are and how our teachers, students, families and community are shaping the future together,” said Kelly Bozarth, Futures Academy Chief Executive Officer. “Our tagline ‘School Reimagined’ speaks to how we are redefining what education looks like and feels like for students. We look different, we teach differently, and we deliver next generation education in a ‘one size fits none’ model. We believe education should be personal and tailored to each student’s needs and strengths, and that every student should be known, seen and belong.”

For students who don’t thrive in a traditional classroom environment, Futures Academy offers a proven educational alternative through personalized one-to-one instruction tailored to their personal needs, educational goals and learning preferences. With a 94% college acceptance rate, Futures Academy not only helps students succeed in middle and high school but also prepares them for success in their post-secondary life. Solid academic fundamentals are paired with learning how to learn, building successful study skills, and developing a growth mindset. Numerous campus activities provide leadership opportunities and allow students to engage outside the classroom. The new 21st Century Skills Elective program offers over seventy courses in emerging fields and encourages students to explore interests as they discover their strengths and purpose in life.  

Futures Academy Orange County campuses are conveniently located in Anaheim Hills, Huntington Beach, Laguna/Mission Viejo and Newport Beach. Twelve other campuses throughout California provide personalized learning opportunities for students throughout the state. For more information, contact Futures Academy here.


About Futures Academy

Since 1985, Futures Academy’s one-to-one teaching model has helped more than 19,000 students in grades 6-12 achieve educational success. Futures Academy offers an alternative to the traditional classroom and helps students develop the knowledge, skills, mindsets, character, and habits needed to achieve personal goals. Futures Academy is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and offers more than 170 courses including 27 Honors and 18 Advanced Placement (AP). Students may enroll anytime as courses are offered year-round at 16 campuses throughout California. For more information visit www.Futures.edu. Follow Futures Academy on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram to see the school in action.