Lake County's 1st Non-Traditional School - Company Message

History & Story of Building Futures Academy


 
     April 2008, Building Blocks Child Development Center opened its doors for childcare.  Today, the total property encompasses nearly 6 acres offering care for toddlers at just one year of age to Pre-Kindergarten.  in 2011, we extended our services to offer a private academy for instruction from Kindergarten through 8th grade.  We also provide amazing Summer, and Before and After School programs for children as transportation is provided to and from two area public elementary schools.  Future plans include a four story permanent building and our first graduating class for the 2016-2017 school year! 
 
     Dreams are now a reality as we changed from a childcare facility to a successful school and appropriately renamed the organization Building Futures Academy and Preschool!  Having the opportunity to educate, motivate, and encourage students from all sectors of the educational system has been both enlightening and gratifying.  The transformations that have taken place in these children have been astounding!  No longer do the students feel the "pressure" that state mandated testing imposed, the humiliation that comes from a lack of understanding and a fear to ask questions, nor the frustrations of being advanced but having to wait on the entire class to "catch up", or feeling behind without explanation or instruction.      
 
      We are all so excited to share this alternative with you that allows education to be an adventure for your child again.  Our early learning teachers are the Best of the Best!  Likewise, our Academy Instructors have a great love and passion for children, and pour everything they have into God's precious children.   

     Core academic subjects include English/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies while all students also participate in Physical Education, Writing, and Reading. Our curriculum is designed to offer students choices in Elective Courses which include Culinary Arts, Music Studio, Digital Photography, Web Design, Bible, and many other exciting options! 
 
     Our focus in teaching is based upon the skill level of your child, rather than the “grade level” in which the county has classified your child.  Your child will have the ability to work at his or her own pace and take courses in various grade levels to continue in their success!  Your child now has the responsibility of his/her own grades and is in full control to determine the level in which he/she wishes to reach by year end.   With strong parental involvement in the education process, we will take them from wherever they are presently and get them to where they need to go.
 
     Many homeschooled children far exceed the state minimum expectations and surpass grade levels to complete some college requirements while finishing their high school education.  Now your child has the best you can give them with a strong Home school Christian curriculum, positive socialization and interaction with other children, loving and caring instructors, AND one on one tutoring in areas where they need assistance.
 
     Mr. Rick  & Mrs. Christine Thompson are the Founders of the school and are the proud parents of five children ranging in age from 9 to 26 yrs. They are well versed in homeschooling, as they have years of experience with their own children as well.
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