When we started the year, homework was a struggle. It was not a fun time in our home. However, we spoke with the teacher and made some adjustments to the work he was given and now it is much better, not always great, but so much better! I appreciate that they listened to our concerns.
Our son is in his second year at GLA and is in second grade. He has thrived there in a way I know he wouldn't have in public school. They work with his 'differences'. He has ADHD, Asperger's and has Anxiety Disorder. However to meet him, you wouldn't know that he struggles unless you really got to know him. This school has really gotten to know him. He has a personal relationship with all aspects of the staff; teachers, front office staff and everyone in between. They help him understand how to deal with a world that doesn't see things the way that he sees things. We love it!
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.