Academic Learning Labs

School Year 2021-2022

an individualized approach to homeschool education

Effective & Engaging


An individualized approach to your child’s education


Our Learning Labs are staffed by experienced Intervention Specialists and Educators who specialize in working with students with learning differences.

Together, we bring decades of knowledge and expertise to the classroom and collaborate across content areas to identify the strengths and challenges of the individual student.

Incorporating the student’s learning profile to our instructional approach is a key component to our program.


Grades 1-8+ School Day

Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

School Year

Monday, August 23, 2021 – Thursday, May 26, 2022

Learning Labs

Purposeful, explicit, metacognitive instruction focused on students acquiring academic and executive functioning strategies and skills


  • Multi-sensory approach
  • CRA: Concrete, Representational, Abstract methodology utilized
  • Emphasis placed on conceptual understanding
  • Focus on foundational skills and concepts at a student’s instructional level

ELA ~ Lower Grades

  • Explicit instruction in Orton-Gillingham based decoding strategies
  • Direct instruction in phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, reading comprehension, and writing
  • Multi-sensory activities and lessons

Reading ~ Middle Grades 

  • Utilization of Reading Workshop models 
  • Explicit strategic instruction with emphasis on metacognitive comprehension strategies
  • Exploration of a variety of text structures including narrative and informational
  • Vocabulary acquisition and utilization

Writing ~ Middle Grades

  • Utilization of Reading and Writing Workshop models
  • Learn and practice foundational writing skills 
  • Explicit strategic instruction across Writing genres (ex. Narrative, Informational, Persuasive, etc.)

Science & Social Studies

  • Application of informational Reading & Writing strategies across curricular areas
  • Rotation of topics 
  • Utilization of hands-ons activities to support student engagement and learning

Specialized Intervention and Speech & Language Therapy

  • Specific academic needs
  • Support of IEP goals
  • Evidence-based interventions
  • Holisitc approach, including social emotional learning


Educational Team Goals


      • Professional interactions with parents and students
      • Caring, engaging environment
      • Effective communication
      • Quarterly reporting on progress


      • Attend every day unless not feeling well
      • Participate in classes
      • Treat self, staff and students with respect
      • Complete homework


      • Support strategies your child learns
      • Arrive and pick-up on time
      • Contact staff with concerns/questions


Art and Music Classes

Monday Art 1:00-1:45

  • Students learn about types of art/artist and engage in hands-on activities.

Wednesday Music 1:00-1:45

  • Students learn the fundamentals of music and participate in movement-based lessons.

In-person Learning

Educator to student ratio  average is 1:3.

Remote Learning

Virtual sessions occur only on inclement weather days.

Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance is available through our nonprofit: Specialized Educational Center. Contact us to learn more.

Specialized Educational Center is now an Amazon supported non-profit organization! When you choose Specialized Educational Center as your non-profit of choice, Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to us. Click the link below to start supporting today!


“I am learning to read, and I kind of like math now!”
~Madi, student

“My teacher teaches me skills in a way I can learn. I am more confident in my reading and writing abilities.”
~Henry, student

“Educators are fantastic! I don’t know where we’d be without the support and services.”
~Laura, parent

“I’ll most definitely send any families looking for academic support and alternative schooling options to you.”
~Brian, parent

“We are so happy with the progress our son has made! His reading and math skills are improving, and he is maintaining the skills taught.”
~Beth, parent

“Your thoughtful planning for instruction results in a meaningful educational experience, progress, and true benefit for the time invested in learning.
~Anonymous, parent

Let’s Start the Process!

Please call/email to schedule a meeting to discuss your child’s needs.

  • Meet to learn about your child

  • Review your child’s records and reports

  • Evaluate your child’s skills and needs

  • Determine placement

  • Tuition Assistance available

Contact Us

please contact us at:
email  |
mobile  |  513-615-9015

Our New Location!
8812 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, Ohio  45236

Our NEW academic home features 4400 square feet with two HVAC systems using UV light for air purification. We are excited to provide safe space for all of our students,  families and educators. We recognize this is one important factor in your child’s education!