What’s the Odyssey Difference?
In a word, understanding. We understand our students, and they thrive here because they feel deeply understood.
Understanding Builds Confidence
Our teachers’ first goal with a new student is to support and reassure them so their confidence increases. Many new students have become disillusioned and despairing because they’ve been unfairly treated in another educational environment. We understand their learning differences, and know how they can succeed. We champion their strengths, so they can build solid confidence. With confidence comes the ability—and desire—to achieve more.
Understanding Builds Academic Success
The second goal for our teachers is to understand each new student as a unique individual with a unique learning style. Need alternate approaches to learn the same material? Totally fine. Need a slower or faster pace? No problem. Our classes are small and personal so we can offer each young person the structure and tools that work best for them. Our expertise is learning disabilities and we fine-tune instructional methods to make sure everyone is on the same page.
When students are ready for the next level of academic challenge, we also offer Advance Placement classes as well as dual-credit courses at Austin Community College.
Understanding Builds Leadership
Our teachers’ third goal is to support a new student’s understanding of their unique, authentic path. We see each of our students as the leaders of their lives. The safe social and emotional experience here allows them to shed struggles they’ve had with themselves and academics. Our respected service- learning program anchors our students’ belief in their own positive contributions to society. They develop a self-concept as an intelligent person who has been hibernating inside; one who accepts and appreciates differences—and who is in charge of their learning, their connections, and their futures.
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