Fusion Academy Lake Forest

  • Fusion Academy is a revolutionary private middle and high school where positive relationships unlock academic potential.
  • All courses are one-to-one: one student and one teacher per classroom.
  • This allows teachers to personalize curriculum and teaching for each student's individual strengths, interests, and learning style.
  • Our supportive campus environment is a unique space that includes a state-of-the-art recording studio, mixed-media art studio, and a Homework Caf where students complete all homework before going home.
  • Schedules are customized for students to enroll at any time and take classes at a time of day that works best for them.
  • From algebra to yoga and everything in between, we have classes available at essential, college prep, and honors levels to meet your student's academic goals, whatever they may be.
  • Fusion students are all unique but have one thing in common: traditional school doesn t work.

School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
AdvancED
Illinois Coalition of Nonpublic Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded2016
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students67 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Fusion Academy Lake Forest Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio2:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size1 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesThere is a cost per class/per semester and it varies based on the level of course.
Admissions DirectorChaisley Reeves

School Notes

  • Fusion Academy is a revolutionary private middle and high school where all classes are one-to-one: one student and one teacher per classroom. This allows for the personalization of curriculum and instruction for each student's individual strengths, interest, and learning style.This unique, relationships-based education model began with one school in Solana Beach, CA, and now there are over 70 campuses across the country in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Denver, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Each campus is unique but has a similar vibe and culture as the original Solana Beach campus. It includes a state-of-the-art recording studio and mixed-media art studio for students to express their creativity. There are also two Homework Cafe spaces, one quiet and one social, where students complete their homework before leaving for the day.The educational experience at Fusion is completely customized to ignite a student's passion for learning. Classes are self-paced, and course materials are presented in ways that suit students individual interest, strengths and challenges. It was modeled around the needs of students who weren't finding their place in more traditional school environments whether they struggled with mild learning differences, social issues, the rigid scheduling of more traditional schools, or the boredom of a classroom not geared to accelerated learners.From algebra to yoga and everything in between, Fusion offers over 250 middle and high school courses, all of which meet state standards. Classes are available at three levels: essential, college prep, and honors. Fusion teachers have also created classes for students if there is something students would like to learn that isn t available in their catalog, while still adhering to state standards.Along with personalized curriculum, Fusion's one-to-one teaching model also allows for the customization of scheduling. Students may enroll at any time of the year, and take classes at a time of day that works best for them, which appeals to students who have demanding schedules outside of school because of sports or artistic involvement.Some students enroll full time, while others utilize Fusion's tutoring and mentoring services. Their tutors are their teachers who are passionate about and have mastered their subject matter. Families also turn to Fusion to support their homeschooling efforts by taking classes for credit like world languages and lab sciences.While it's impossible to put our students into categories, we generally serve students with the following backgrounds: ADHD, accelerated/gifted learners, dyslexia, mild learning differences, social challenges, school anxiety, or students with challenging schedules. Students who attend Fusion have one thing in common: traditional school isn t working.

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Excellent school, can`t say enough about it. Helped my son get through a difficult year in HS and he`s now thriving in college. Nurturing program.
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