Academic Learning Labs (our homeschool program)

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Contact Amy to learn more (contact information at the top of the page.)

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 who benefit from tailored instruction.

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 of the program. General Education classes in reading, writing, and math focus on skill and concept development through explicit instruction. Intervention services further support student mastery utilizing individualized strategies and research-based methodologies.

Additionally, Executive Function (EF) skills are explicitly taught using the SMARTS-ef program. The curriculum provides our educators a platform for teaching student strategies in goal setting, cognitive flexibility, organizing and prioritizing, memorizing, self-checking and monitoring.

Homeschool Learning Lab Grades: 3-8 and 9-12

Learning Lab Schedule: Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

School Year

Wednesday, August 21, 2024 – Thursday, May 22, 2025

Learning Labs

Provide students the opportunity to acquire the academic and social-emotional strategies and skills necessary to reach their potential. 

  • Explicit strategic instruction across content areas
  • Engaging multisensory approach to instruction builds stronger neural connections, better retention of concepts, and access to multiple ways to learn and understand information 
  • Empowering Executive Functioning strategies help students understand how they think and learn and how to tackle complex tasks 


  • 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 and encoding strategies
  • Direct instruction in phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, reading comprehension, and writing
  • Multi-sensory activities and lessons

Reading ~ Middle Grades 

  • 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

  • Learn and practice foundational writing skills 
  • Integrate grade level and subject-matter vocabulary
  • 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 SL & OT Therapy

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

Learning Labs details

Educational Team 


      • 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

SMARTS Executive Functioning Learning Block

Social Studies and Science extensions

In-person Learning

Educator to student ratio  average is 1:4.

Remote Learning

Our Learning Lab program is an in-person class environment.

Tuition Assistance

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


“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!