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What to do if Your Child’s High School GPA is Too Low for College

Some high school students are simply late bloomers.  Some lack the maturity to tailor daily work habits to align with long-term goals, others may have struggled socially, struggled with a subject or had a difficult time transitioning into the new high school environment.  As confidence builds these

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From Northwest Academy to Brock’s Academy

Dr. Melodee Loshbaugh founded Northwest Academy in Woodinville over ten years ago with the mission to kindle the natural love of learning found within every child.  As a veteran public school teacher Dr. Mel saw some students thrive in a traditional school setting while others struggled, became

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What to Do if Your Child Has Missed Too Much School

Research shows illness, both physical and mental, is a top reason why students miss school. Research also shows that students who missed more than 18 days of school were two times more likely to fail the required English standardized tests.  Eighteen missed days works out to approximately

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Let Your Child Design Their Own Summer School

What if your child could design their own summer learning program? At Brock’s Academy they can.  We combine your child’s interests with skill building summer tutoring or classes.  Here are three creative ways parents, children and Brock’s built custom learning solutions. (note: all student names were changed

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Make Poetry Fun for You and Your Child

April is National Poetry month and hopefully your children have been engaged in multi-sensory poetry related activities at school to help the genre come alive.  If you cringe at the thought of reveling in poetry, take breath and realize that your exposure to poetry may not have

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Summer School Could Bolster Your Child’s Confidence

At Brock’s Academy our mission is to keep the spirit for learning alive in every child.  Parents have used our summer school to rebuild their child’s natural love of learning after a long, sometimes unhappy school year. We employ a Designer Education method, allowing the student to

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Re-Thinking Remedial Summer School

The 1987 movie Summer School typifies our view of remedial summer school.  Students cooped up in a classroom trying to re-take the credit courses they failed during the school year. Shift to 2015 and actual summer school, while more professional than the movie portrayal, strays very little

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Why Every Child Deserves a Designer Education

A student’s school years are too critical to risk sacrificing their spirit and love for learning.  If something isn’t working, it must be changed. Several years ago as I was writing the introduction for our first website, I found myself using the term “designer education” to describe what Brock’s Academy does

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5 Tips to Help with IEP Negotiations

If your child qualifies for special education services, you will be a member of your child’s IEP team.  You and the rest of the IEP team will attend at least one meeting a year – an IEP meeting – to devise your child’s IEP – or Individual

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4 Fun Pi Day Activities for Children with Dyscalculia

Pi Day has always been fun for math lovers.  But what if your child has dyscalculia?  Is it even reasonable to expect them to get excited about a number, even if it’s pi? The answer is yes, if you celebrate Pi Day in a way that suits

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