Banyan High School is a private, non-profit, state approved school for students with significant language-based learning disabilities. Typically, we serve students whose academic success has been compromised by one or more learning challenges, including: dyslexia; reading, decoding and comprehension deficits; attention deficit disorder; Asperger’s syndrome; visual/spatial processing disorders; moderate cognitive deficits; fine/gross motor incoordination; auditory processing dysfunction; short/long term memory; and difficulty with organization/study skills.
The desire to empower our students to achieve success is what drives the Banyan High School staff each and every day. Our class sizes are small, which allows a low teacher to student ratio. In addition, the curriculum is adapted to each student’s educational needs and progress is monitored to be sure each method of instruction is appropriate for the individual. When students graduate from Banyan High School, the guiding focus is that our students are prepared for life.
The high school program prepares students for admission into four-year colleges, community colleges, technical/vocational schools, and the workforce. The school offers a departmentalized academic program with a strong guidance and social skills component. In addition, our reading program offers individual and small group instruction in decoding, vocabulary, and comprehension. The reading instruction emphasizes Orton-Gillingham and Wilson Reading, as well as additional research based programs.
Banyan High School also offers a Transition Option for students 18-21, extracurricular activities similar to those offered in public schools, and a Saturday enrichment program (Social-4-Life) that provide students with opportunities for social and emotional growth.