Mission and Philosophy


The mission of Great Lakes Academy is to provide students with average to above-average intelligence, diagnosed with various Learning Differences, Autism Spectrum Disorder (Level-1), and/or ADHD, a stimulating environment and favorable atmosphere which affords each student opportunities to develop:

  • An appreciation for their own uniqueness.
  • Self-confidence and self-worth via successful learning experiences, social skills classes, and positive reinforcement.
  • Coping skills that will help them to become more effective students.
  • A sense of accountability and responsibility for their own academic experience and social skills.


Great Lakes Academy Provides Its Students:

  • An attitude of acceptance
  • Early intervention that develops both self-esteem and confidence
  • A social skills curriculum that teaches strong interpersonal skills
  • An individualized multi-sensory approach to learning that maintains his/her interest
  • A low student/teacher ratio and an understanding, caring, and well-trained faculty