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Great Lakes Academy

Lisa Means

Great Lakes Academy

From the Owner (Sponsored)

All parents want the best education for their children, but for the parents of children with various learning differences, Asperger’s Syndrome, or ADHD, a quality education is often more difficult to obtain. Great Lakes Academy is a nonprofit private, college-preparatory school in Plano, which was specifically designed to meet the individual needs of learning-different students with average to above-average intelligence.

GLA’s mission is to create an environment that is innovative, positive, and structured in such a way that all students will enjoy going to school and be afforded every opportunity for success, both socially and academically. The academic curriculum is TEKS-based, enriched, with accommodations to fit individual learning styles. GLA utilizes traditional and multi-sensory teaching methods in all subject areas, including art, PE, and social skills lessons. With a maximum of 10 students per class, the students are able to receive individualized attention and the opportunity to achieve their potential.

Great Lakes Academy also provides its students the opportunity to develop:

  • An appreciation for their own uniqueness
  • Self-confidence and self-worth via successful learning experiences, social skills lessons, and positive reinforcement
  • Coping skills to assist them in becoming effective students
  • A sense of accountability and responsibility for their own academic experience
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