Our son has been at Great Lakes for the past three years. He is now in middle school and we are thankful every day for this school. We have other children that attend our local public school and that works well for them but for our middle child public school was not a great fit. He lost his self esteem and the large class size was overwhelming for him and he began to shut down. Academically he began to struggle and socially he felt left out. GLA changed all of that. He is learning everyday, has friends and looks forward to going to school every day. The whole team is so supportive and genuinely care about each student! We couldn't ask for more, we finally have our son back.
We couldn't be happier. The experience we have had and continue to have with each teacher throughout the past three years has been nothing but positive! They reach our son in a way that teachers before hadn't.
I feel that the teachers my son worked with at Great Lakes Academy were very effective in the way that they understood him, his needs, his strengths and his weaknesses. They took the time to know him and his learning differences well. They also showed him respect which resulted in very strong relationships with his teachers.
My son attended Great Lakes Academy for many years and graduated from GLA and then went on to college. He benefited from the excellent teachers and administrators who took the time to know him and to provide him with an excellent program of study. He is a wonderful young man, and our family will be forever grateful for all that he gained from attending Great Lakes Academy.
We are so thankful for Great Lakes Academy. Our daughter came in high school after being in public school for elementary and middle school. She felt that the world was against her. The turn around in attitude was remarkable. The small class size enabled her to get to know her teachers and her classmates. The teachers care about each student as a person. The administrators were always there to support her. Most importantly, she had friends who accepted her as she was. We are so happy to be Gators!
I was not going to comment but after reading posting from 4/25 and 1/15 of 2016 I could not have written the review any differently. It was exact same experience. We thought we were taking our child to a place where it would help but it did a lot of damage to my child. It has taken hoursof counseling to undo damage this place did. I am sure others had different exprience but I would run as fast I could from this place. So many better schools in area.