We Take a Different Approach to Teaching

When you remove negative culture and combine small class size with an emphasis on positive attitudes, self confidence can flourish.  Our students are better able to be themselves, to build friendships, and to enjoy group learning and activities. This attitude carries over as a life skill where as maturing individuals, they understand how to build relationships, speak up in a work environment, and learn to make better life choices.

Our teachers bring a mixture of credentials. Some have their certificate in a certain content area, while others hold their degree in Learning Disabilities. We depend on this mixture of knowledge so both content knowledge and LD teaching strategies can be combined. All certifications are kept current and our teachers regularly attend professional development sessions to stay current in the profession.

We believe that every child has the right to learn in a safe environment where they are free to be themselves and are valued for who they are. Students achieve their potential through key advantages that set LMA apart from traditional schools:

“LMA helped pull me up when I was down. I went from skipping school to graduating with perfect attendance and all ‘A’s. I’m proud of myself.”

-Sam, student

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LMA is a regional resource and the only dedicated school in West Michigan to educate students with learning disabilities.