Special Programs

Cortona Special Programs for Giftedness, Dyslexia, ADHD, LD, & Other Learning Challenges

At Cortona Academy, our education is for ALL students, despite their “label.”

ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Gifted, and Other Learning and Executive Functioning Issues

One-third of the students in all public, private, or home school communities have these learning disorders. The difference at Cortona Academy is that we know what to do about it.

The History

In 1992, after working for 15 years in the homeschooling community and developing incredible techniques for processing that no one ever imagined would work, we were approached by a great number of parents whose school programs (public, private or homeschool) were failing their children.

Theories and techniques were flying left and right—about “different brains,” and visual versus auditory or kinesthetic learners. The kids were STILL failing to thrive, despite their accompanying IEPs.

Parents of gifted students were facing the same problem. “Why does my child hate school, why am I paying a small fortune for tutors, and why is my child bored and unmotivated?”

The Solution

Students need to be taught according to the way their brains function, and today’s students are a generation raised on technology. We found a way that technology can help students focus and function, rather than distract them: our High-Tech Speed Study System (HTS-3).

HTS-3 takes the boredom out of learning. Everything heard in a classroom lecture and found in reading materials is processed exactly the way a child processes a video game… through the hands. No child is ever bored or unfocused when playing a video game.

Why? Neuropsychologists tell us it is because a different part of the brain is being used and the child is using his eyes, ears and hands…they are totally engaged.

The History

When we were speaking before a large group of psychiatrists, psychologists, and clinical psychologists about our techniques, a very kind neuropsychologist raised his hand. “Did you realize you BROKE THE CODE ON LEARNING?”

No, we hadn’t. All we knew was this was the only way we found to aid learning for all children, whether Gifted or Learning Challenged.

Our HTS-3 learning system is accessible to all students, regardless of disability status.

HTS-3 is the equalizing factor that elevates all students to their hightest potental.

A Different Mission

At Cortona Academy there is absolutely no way for students to determine who is “labeled” gifted or learning challenged. Our Mission is to ensure each student reaches potential, a potential not based on a label or an IEP designation. This is 100% unnecessary! ALL students at Cortona Academy have access to fabulous teachers, to a great curriculum, and to our renowned HTS-3 Systems of learning and processing, in each and every class! The result? HTS-3 speeds learning, focusing, and cuts homework time in half! Using HTS-3, Cortona students take our systems to college, grad schools and professional schools, often teaching it to their classmates and colleagues.

Now: Nearly 30 Years Later

Cortona Academy has applied, honed, and perfected our HTS-3 systems with nearly 3,000 students of all educational levels—and we have a documented 100% success rate. There is no instant fix, especially for teenagers. We’re not interested in anything temporary. We’re interested in changing their lives forever. If your child has been designated as Gifted, ADHD, dyslexic, or any other “label,” you need to call Cortona Academy. Learn what your child can do, rather than focus on what you are being told they cannot do! THIS IS THE ESSENCE OF POTENTIAL-BASED EDUCATION, AT ITS BEST!