Expectations and outcomes

Expectations & Outcomes

We EMPOWER our students to be their best

Our EMPOWER learning philosophy drives our programs and services so that students graduate with the mindsets, habits and skills to help them reach their goals. Students develop our EMPOWER characteristics over the course of the school year so they can feel confident in saying: 

I live with conviction and confidence and stay true to myself. I generate my power from within, and transpose it outward to add value to the lives of others.

I am present in each and every moment. I take responsibility for what I am thinking, saying, and doing – and if it is not the experience I want, I change it.

I know that failure is not the end, in fact, it is often the beginning of something great. I seek out new ideas, new experiences and new possibilities. I look to the future and create expansive, evolving realities.

I love to learn. When asked a question, I’m not afraid to admit when I don’t have an answer. I am always seeking new knowledge by engaging in meaningful conversations and enjoy being surprised.

I understand how others feel, and how my actions impact everyone and everything around me. I find the connection between my habits and my results and learn to create the right conditions to be my most productive.

I have the skills, knowledge and experience that will improve any team effort. I understand that being successful, collaborative and independent means knowing when I don’t know the answers and being willing to ask someone who does.

I am internally driven to set high goals for myself. I don’t give up and make sacrifices to ensure I meet my goals. I know my strengths, and are always willing to tap into them. Even when I am trying a new concept, I believe in myself enough to TRY.

growth mindset and happiness

Did you know?

  • Students who learn how the brain works and learns actually do better in school? Their grade point averages go up and they miss less class. That’s why we teach “The Science of Learning” as a required elective based on the seminal research of Carol Dweck.
  • “Grit” is the quality of sticking with something when it’s difficult. We use the research of Angela Duckworth to teach our students to ‘be gritty,’ which improves their grades and their confidence.
  • There are four, simple habits proven to help students develop happiness. We use the research of Shawn Achor to teach students how to switch their mood into a positive, more productive state.
  • Our students report they are ‘more optimistic,’ ‘more confident,’ and ‘happier’ after attending just one year at Futures Academy. No wonder our parents give us NPS scores that are among the top 5% of all organizations in the U.S.
Student Grace-UCLA acceptance

Grace's Story

Grace chose to attend the Futures Academy, Mission Viejo campus because of the flexible class schedules and the personal attention she received from all her teachers. During spring semester Grace received news that she got accepted into the school of her dreams, UCLA, where she plans to major in dance and minor in law.

"I would definitely recommend Futures Academy to anyone looking for a great educational facility that will work with your personal needs and schedule."

Click on the short video below to see a Futures Academy Commencement and you can't help but celebrate in their joy!

College bound

Pursue Your Passion: College and Career Ready Students

Futures Academy graduates attend a wide variety of colleges and universities, including some of the most prestigious such as Stanford, UC Berkeley, Penn State, NYU, USC, and more. Even as colleges and universities tighten acceptance standards, 99% of Futures Students who apply to a 4-year college or university have been accepted.

Seeing the growth from day one to the day that students finish is what makes it so worth while. 
- Patrick H.

Futures Students are College Bound

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College ready