The Emerson Academy student is…

  • A student who needs a safe harbor to dock their boat while the storm settles.

  • A student who flourishes with fewer distractions.

  • A student who needs a second chance, whether it’s because they got in trouble at a previous school, or they experienced a life event that requires a move to a smaller school.

  • A student who is “in over their heads” with their peer group and needs a “cooling off” space.

  • A student who is seeking credit recovery for high school classes.

  • A student who is in transition while awaiting placement in another educational setting.

  • A student who is head and shoulders academically above their peers, but is under performing because they are “tuned” out.

  • A student who has a learning difference that requires closer attention from a mentor teacher.

  • A student who is an “out-of-the-box” quirky individual who wants to design their own education.

  • A student who wants to accelerate their graduation date.

  • A student who wants concurrent enrollment at the community college.



'Let us make education brave and preventive. Politics is an afterwork, a poor patching. We are always a little late... We shall one day learn to supersede politics by education... We must begin higher up, namely in Education.'

- Ralph Waldo Emerson