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SKYWARD ACADEMY was created to address the academic, social, and
independent living skills of students with learning challenges such as
autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, social or
communication issues, and other challenges. We realize that more
traditional schools are not always the best option for students with
Our goal is to create a learning environment that challenges each
student to develop and improve academic, social, and independent living
skills in preparation for adult life. Our main belief
is in the unique abilities and differences of each student.
How are we different? Skyward Academy has a small, family-like
atmosphere. Every staff member knows every student. We teach
INDIVIDUALS, not CLASSES. We teach at the student's level for
mastery, which may be different for each student. We adjust to
meet the needs of the STUDENT, not the needs of the school. We develop an individualized program schedule for each
student based on their unique needs. No two students follows the exact
same program! Our instruction and curricula are customized to meet the
individual needs of students while also incorporating state academic
standards. Program components include academic instruction,
behavior management strategies, life skills instruction, community
outings, speech, and occupational therapy services. Enrichment classes
such as art and music are also available. Skyward students have
several options for obtaining a high school diploma. A vocational
component is also available, and opportunities exist with other
vocational programs such as The Oaks, Project Search, and more.
SKYWARD ACADEMY began as a tutoring program and then became a school
created to address an unmet need. The goal was to create a personalized
educational program for students who needed intensive academic instruction
combined with life skills instruction, in a supportive environment that
would allow them to reach their fullest potential. Skyward is recognized
as a non-chartered, non-public school by the state of Ohio.