Bachman Academy is a dually-accredited (SACS/SAIS) boarding/day school for children in grades 6-12 who have learning differences. Bachman Academy provides a language-rich program of study emphasizing active learning. In addition to hands-on academics, the academy offers career education in equine studies, mechanics, woodworking, and horticulture/agriculture. Bachman Academy specializes in the education of students with AD/HD, Dyslexia, and other language-based learning differences. The 200-acre campus is the ideal backdrop for an environmentally-focused school of average to above average students who struggle to learn in a traditional educational environment. Bachman’s curriculum includes opportunities to learn and practice executive functioning skills, the skills necessary to function successfully in today’s society. The Academy boasts a 5:1 student to faculty ratio and a 1:1 student to staff ratio. Educators at the Academy are trained in well-researched methods of instruction for students with learning differences. In addition, many of the faculty and staff have first-hand knowledge of the struggles and stress an inappropriate education can have on children and their families, when the expectations of a traditional classroom are not met. Bachman teachers adjust their style and methods to teach the way each student learn best.The career-education programs offered at Bachman are unique among the majority of boarding specialty schools. Career-education options include Equine Studies/Horsemanship, Mechanics, Woodworking and Horticulture/Agriculture. The programs are built on outcome-based learning, with the end goal of entry into a technical school or employment upon graduation. The required “School to Work” course covers such topics as personal finance, completing job applications, preparing for a job interview, interview skills, personal appearance, self-advocacy, and preparing for independent living.