Student Profile

Your child’s smile is worth it

New Way Academy provides a transformative education for students with learning challenges. When evaluating 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 the ones listed below:

    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 
    • Executive Functioning– Processing Disorder
      – Working Memory 
    • 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 Autism Spectrum Disorder and are accepted when we can support all other needs. 

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.

My son went from dreading school with feelings of inadequacy to looking forward to all aspects of school, participating in football, basketball, and soccer, as well as a variety of social events, community service projects, and dances.
-New Way Mom