In the Lorain City Schools Success Academy we provide intensive support of students and engagement with families to help improve academics, positive behaviors, and life skills beyond the classroom. We serve students with a broad range of academic, behavioral, and social-emotional learning needs, providing the support, education, and tools they need to achieve success and enjoy rewarding futures.
- Discover the structure, support, and personal attention they need
- Become engaged with school, the goals of transition or graduation
- Witness transformation in the child’s behavior, academics, and social skills
- Experience consistent progress-related communication with teachers and staff
Students who struggle to engage in school are often dealing with trauma, insecurity, learning impairments, poverty, or other hardships. Success Academy supports our most vulnerable or disconnected students by providing additional academic, behavioral, and therapeutic support, enabling students to fully engage and achieve success in both academics and life.
We offer two pathways for student success:
Students receiving transitional support become engaged in their education once again by overcoming the behavioral, social-emotional, and academic challenges that have impeded or impacted their educational success. Once they’ve re-engaged in school and achieved their personal academic benchmarks, these students can then smoothly transition back to Lorain High School with the tools they need to succeed.
This effective and impactful educational approach provides even the most disconnected students an opportunity to re-engage in school. Our Accelerated program targets over-age and under-credited students – those at the highest risk of dropping out of school – and are afforded the ability to catch up on their academic work in order to achieve grade-level promotion and graduation.
WHY IT WORKS
When students are comfortable in the learning environment and are confident putting trust in their teachers, they feel empowered to take charge of their education and future. To ensure this comfort level and trust, we build meaningful relationships, so that educators can clearly understand the individual needs, strengths, and challenges of each student. Once that foundation is built, our students receive the care, counseling, and support they need to address the significant challenges they face outside of school.