Learning Differences

The Flint Academy accepts students regardless of academic proficiency or diagnosis. It is a key belief that the educational methods used at Flint will equally benefit the academically gifted student, the neurotypical student, the student with an autism spectrum diagnosis, the student with a specific learning disability, or behavior disorder, and the student with a cognitive or intellectual delay. Classwork and expectations are individualized and tailored for the needs of each child, but the ultimate goals and approaches of Christian, classical, and Charlotte Mason educational philosophies are ideal for every student. Additionally, all classes at Flint are fully inclusive, each combining students from extremely diverse backgrounds and ability levels. For the student with special needs this avoids the common issue of a child with one type of diagnosed learning disorder picking up a variety of new negative behaviors as a result of being placed in a special education classroom or In School Suspension for most of the school day. Seeing correct behavior modeled by their peers provide valuable reinforcement of social skills that can be difficult to learn in artificial settings. Typical students benefit equally from this emphasis on inclusion, learning acceptance, kindness, empathy, patience, and an understanding of the different struggles that their peers may be facing.