Student Profile

New Way Academy provides a transformative education for students with learning challenges. When determining if a student is an appropriate fit for our school, our Admissions Team conducts an in-depth file review to assess if students fulfill our admissions criteria. Our priority is identifying students who will benefit from our programming. The team thoroughly surveys each applicant’s school history, records, diagnostic evaluations, and teacher input prior to an admissions recommendation.

New Way optimally serves students with primary learning challenges such as:

Specific Learning Disabilities

  • Math (Dyscalculia)
  • Reading (Dyslexia)
  • Written Expression (Dysgraphia)

Speech or Language Impairments

  • Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Specific Language Impairment
  • Expressive & Receptive Language Disorders

Students with the above challenges may also have a diagnosis of ADHD and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder. These students may be accepted if we determine we can support their behavioral needs as well. Additionally, students with executive functioning disorders may also be considered for admission if their learning profile also includes any of the previously stated learning differences. 

Our programming is not designed to support students whose primary needs are behavioral, social or emotional. However, we understand the high rate of comorbidity amongst learning challenges, anxiety, and depression. Our admissions team carefully reviews each student profile to ensure their needs can be met by our Support Services staff before an admissions decision is made.

Our support services are not structured for students who require the assistance of a one-on-one aide or who have severe cognitive deficits. Fortunately, Arizona has a wealth of resources and programs that can support students with these diverse needs. While we cannot accommodate students with these challenges, we are honored to provide guidance towards the appropriate local education setting that can best support your student’s success.

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