For students who struggle in the traditional classroom, Halstrom Academy’s personalized one-to-one approach to teaching and flexible scheduling options helps students in grades 6-12 succeed in school. Students with ADHD, Dyslexia, or social anxiety, or students with special scheduling needs such as athletes and artists, welcome Halstrom as an alternative to the traditional school model. Since 1985, Halstrom Academy has helped more than 16,000 students achieve educational success with the 1:1 instruction model it pioneered. Dr. Karen Bishop, who founded Halstrom Academy (formerly Futures High School), envisioned a private middle school and high school that was committed to fostering academic growth and success for all attending students by providing individualized instruction on a one teacher to one student basis. Because optimum learning occurs when the learner actively participates in the process, instruction at Halstrom focuses on the student's skills, interests, needs, and learning pace.
At Halstrom, students and instructors work together to set learning expectations and personalized goals, developing mutual respect for one another. In many cases, Halstrom instructors develop mentoring relationships with their students. Students quickly learn to take pride and responsibility in the learning process. The self-discipline required to work independently transfers successfully to college and a wide range of careers. Halstrom offers open enrollment for full-time students, as well as part-time students who want to remediate or accelerate their traditional school curriculum. Halstrom offers more than 150 college prep and 18 AP courses, as well as a variety of social activities and clubs. At Halstrom, you will find a school that fits your needs. Halstrom is WASC accredited, UC/CSU certified and NCAA approved.