Who We Serve
Our students’ academic and behavioral accomplishments are directly related to the development and implementation of personalized programs and services based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). ABA provides insight on how learning takes place, which then allows us to develop techniques for increasing appropriate behaviors while reducing inappropriate behaviors that may interfere with learning.
Bright Futures Academy provides services to the following populations of students at all three campuses:
Autism Spectrum Disorders and Asperger’s Syndrome
Bright Futures Academy provides robust, research-based strategies dedicated to each of its small, highly structured classroom settings. In addition, we use measurable goals through Rethink First to assess each student’s progress in academic, personal and social development.
Developmental Disabilities or Delays
Our data indicates that each student with developmental disabilities or delays benefits greatly when a classroom environment promotes positive reinforcement, functional skill development and vocational assessments, driving our dedication to maintaining a well-trained staff who can incorporate these skill sets into each student’s personalized goals and daily schedule.
Emotional Disorders and Disturbances
Bright Futures Academy uses the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports Model (PBIS) to prepare staff to interact with students with varying levels of social skills - skills which have been determined to be the core of many challenging behaviors for students. We also utilize individual behavior intervention plans, level systems and problem-solving skills training for students with emotional disorders and disturbances.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Bright Futures Academy’s program philosophy for serving students that are deaf or hard of hearing is to focus on cultural and social diversity and each student's unique needs. Our professional teaching team is well versed in American Sign Language (ASL) and can successfully assess, analyze, and reduce the challenges of learning for deaf or hard of hearing students and their families by focusing on providing effective teaching practices and instructional strategies.
Research indicates that students with behavioral challenges require positive behavior intervention and support programs. Bright Futures Academy provides this program in conjunction with a highly structured curriculum-based strategy to redirect destructive behavior and develop academic skills.
Other Special Needs
Bright Futures Academy customizes treatments for students facing other academic, behavioral, psychiatric, or physical challenges. Teams on each campus develop an individualized education plan (IEP) with instructions that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of each student. The IEP planning process at our campuses includes the student (whenever possible), parents and/or care providers, the classroom teacher, school administrator, Local Education Agency representatives, designated instructional staff and case workers (as required).