Brighton Academy is very adept at tailoring the educational experience to each and every student's needs. They are exceptional at being able to foster education beyond that of high school to include classes at the local community college, Rogue Community College. They even incorporate a weekly leadership class that is done in conjunction with the local Rotary Club, they call it Interact. This leadership class receives an actual grade, helps the students develop leadership skills through service and is more effective than most other Interact clubs ten times their size.
Students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities including Drama, Leadership,Theatre, and attending classes from the local community college. A few of the students have even graduated from high school with their Associated Arts degree the same week.
My kids love going to school. Whenever we have a long break, after a week they are asking when school starts again. The teachers work with the students at the level they are rather than just catering to the midline. There is definitely a family atmosphere on campus with everyone knowing who everyone is. My kids can't get away with anything because all the teachers know they can come to me with any problems they are having with my boys. I love the feedback. Almost all the children are so polite and caring of each other. Sure, there is some teasing, but it is generally of the goofy camaraderie kind. I really admire Mrs Brown, their current second and third teacher. She has several special needs kids in her class and has created a safe place for them while not neglecting the others in the class. My son has excelled in her class. He blows me away when he reads aloud to me. And the fact that she can get him to sit quietly (mostly) in class is almost a miracle! I'm glad I have a safe relaxed place where I can send my kids to school.
Whenever a child hurts themself (ie tripping on the playground or such) many other children come around to cheer the hurt one up, get things for him or her, make get well cards, ask how the hurt or sick one is doing. It's nice to see and know that they care.