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Futures Blog

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At Futures Academy, we are constantly researching and sharing relevant topics that affect our students and families. We also have guest bloggers sharing their research and best practices. Read our blogs to learn more! 

Jul
26


Can Students Use Smartphones For Educational Purposes?

Students are already learning to use technology the minute they have their hands on a smartphone, and the education system must adapt to this fact.

Jul
7


4 Ways Parents Can Promote A Growth Mindset

Helping your child understand that they have control over their brains' growth through their actions can set them on a path to adopting a positive mentality.

Jun
23


Innovative Options For Every Learner

Imagine a place that has unique classrooms, instead of uniform ones. Classrooms that inspire students to go after their dreams, ask questions, and work hard. This is Futures Academy.

Jun
10


Tackling COVID Learning Loss

Students today range between 5 to 12 months behind in math learning due to lost time and online learning that has not compared effective to live teacher instruction.

May
17

Learning Cafe

Supplementing Your Child's Education via Learning Cafe

Futures Academy's Learning Café assists young people by strengthening essential skills and providing one-on-one support to encourage competence and help manage homework-related stress.

May
4

Transformational Teachers

Our Teachers Make All The Difference

Futures Academy teachers are not encouraged to rush through a subject merely to check it off a list. Instead, they pace the curriculum so that students achieve full mastery of each concept before moving on.

Apr
29

Financial Literacy

Tips For Increasing Your Child’s Financial Literacy

As a parent, you want your child to develop the necessary skills to manage their money and make smart financial decisions. We've got 7 simple tips to help you get started.

Apr
14


Advantages Of Summer Learning Programs

Summer learning programs are vital for a couple reasons: they help students catch up in areas they fell behind in and they prepare students for the upcoming Fall semester.

Apr
5


Overcoming College Admissions Challenges

All aspects of life have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and college admissions is no exception. While the rate of application is increasing, acceptance rates have been decreasing.

Mar
18


Switching Schools is Easier Than You Think

Research shows that pacing instruction to each student’s individual needs improves learning outcomes dramatically. In the one student to one teacher model, there are no distractions, no noise, and no interruptions.

Mar
8


The Importance of Cultural Awareness in Teens

A child who is knowledgeable about different cultures can effectively and respectfully associate with individuals from different backgrounds, experiences, and cultural norms.

Feb
18


Summer School: Get a Boost in Problem Subjects

Concepts in certain areas like math and science can sometimes be difficult to grasp for some students, which may cause them to fall behind. Learn how summer school can help students get ahead.

Feb
9


A Fresh Start & Positive Academic Changes

Sometimes a fresh start in a new school is all a child needs to show marked improvement in their academic and personal lives. Switching schools is easier than you think.

Jan
28


Children & Benefits of Following a Daily Routine

Having a daily routine teaches many valuable life lessons such as time management, prioritizing tasks vs fun activities, and making time to connect with loved ones.

Jan
14


Targeted Learning Helps Students Reach Their Full Potential

In a 1:1 learning environment, every interaction, conversation and email exchange provides an opportunity for daily engagement and, as a result, natural evaluation.

Jan
5


Get Set for Spring Semester

With spring semester officially launching on January 11th at Futures Academy, the time has come to make sure you're all set for the next phase of your school year. Follow these four easy steps.

Dec
28


3 Small Ways to Promote Optimism

In addition to being good for our overall mental and physical health, developing optimism is a more achievable goal than some of us might think. Though these steps may sound simple, they can make a huge difference.

Dec
15


Tips to Help Cope with School Stress During the Holidays

Especially during a year as unique as 2020, it's important that we help our students learn to cope with school stress and manage their emotions well during this season.

Dec
9


Benefits Of STEAM In The Classroom

A STEAM classroom encourages students to think deeply about the material being presented to them. Rather than asking students low-level questions, students are asked to do a deep dive into the content.

Nov
25


Prevent Learning Loss During The Pandemic

We can help students make up their learning gaps and continue to be successful in school. We offer 100% live one-to-one online instruction for middle and high schoolers.