In looking at defining a vision for Trident Academy, we’ve looked closely at our strengths and weaknesses. We believe that our ability to provide students with language-based learning differences the tools and strategies to be successful is unparalled in the Charleston area. We also recognize, and affirm, that many of our parents judge success by their child’s ability to successfully transition to mainstream schools.
With this in mind, our goal for Trident Academy is a vibrant, leading edge K-8 program that serves our creative learners in a way that no other school can.
To do this, we will expand our professional development commitment to allow every teacher the opportunity to pursue their curiosity for new ideas and classroom strategies. Our teachers will join a team of resources in fields related to learning differences – behavior, educational psychology, neurology, pediatrics, and pharmacology. This will serve our parents and will also spur our thinking in new directions.
We will create opportunities for our students to find their passion, acknowledge their strengths, and feel comfortable with and motivated by their challenges. We will establish meaningful partnerships with local private and public schools that provide our students/parents with a thorough understanding of the culture, expectations and support available to make our students successful at their transition school.
By dedicating more resources to K-8 students, we have decided we will not be accepting new admissions to our Upper School. We will spend the remainder of this year working closely with each student/family to ensure their academic goals are met.
Please contact me with any questions.