Learning Challenged Students Beat Odds To Graduate High School

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Bachman Academy will graduate twelve seniors on Saturday, at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Cleveland. This is the second largest graduating class since the Academy
changed its focus in 1999 to educating children with learning disabilities.

"For students who have a long history of academic difficulties, graduating high school is an amazing achievement," said Paul Jette,
headmaster at the Academy. "This is the first significant accomplishment
most of them have seen. We are so proud of them and proud to have played
a part in their success."

These twelve students have big plans for next fall. Most of them plan to attend college or trade school, and they have a variety of aspirations for future careers such as teaching, firefighting, interior design, training horses, photography, forestry, computer networking, and
graphic art and design.

The Bachman Academy Class of 2008 includes students from the Chattanooga area, the greater Tennessee Valley, Florida, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, and Virginia.

Bachman Academy is a private nonprofit middle and high school for students with learning challenges like Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Dyslexia and Asperger's Syndrome.

To learn more about Bachman Academy, call 423 479-4523, or check them out on the web at www.bachmanacademy.org.


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