You are the reason I will make something of myself . .

A distinctive of Willow Bend Academy is our willingness to see that our students can climb the academic mountain of  success.  Following are some letters of appreciation that students have written to thank us for the helping hands they received as students at Willow Bend Academy:

“Before I came to this school I was going to _____ High School.  My parents removed me from my other school and moved to _____ against my own free will.  I was there for almost two years, and had practically given up on school, family, friends, and life in general.  I failed ninth grade and was having to repeat it.  It wasn’t long before I started to give up again.

I was told that there was a school that could help me – Willow Bend Academy. I decided that I wanted to go to the school and see what would happen.

I have been at the school now for only one semester, yet I am already doing noticeably better. I have even decided to go to college and then a culinary institute.  You are the reason that I will now make something of myself when I’m older.  I want to thank yo for everything you have done for me and every other child that has succeeded with help from this school.”

-Alora

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Thanks for a great four years.

“Thank you for everything that you have done for me.  If it was not for you, I don’t know where I would be school wise.  Thanks for a great four years.”

-Stephen

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I can really concentrate at school . .

“Willow Bend Academy has made a huge difference in my life.  It provides personal space, privacy, and a quiet, relaxed learning atmosphere while still challenging me to be responsible, successful, and the best.  I can really concentrate at school without being stressed out.”

-Brooke

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This school is like a seeing-eye dog . . .

“This school is like a seeing-eye dog for a blind person. It helps guide me through life, or at least the school part of it.

Occasionally, it will bark to remind me that I need to keep moving, so I don’t get hit by traffic  It guides me through long days by keeping me busy.  I feed it test after test, hoping it will be full for an extended period of time, but it doesn’t.  I think that’s what I really like about my seeing-eye dog.”

-Richard

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Thank you so much . .

“When I first heard about Willow Bend, I was so excited for the first time in four years! Would I actually be able to learn? I’ve only been here a short time, but my experiences here are great.  I love how we can work at our own pace, but unlike my other schools, teachers are ACTUALLY willing to help out.  It’s a very comfortable environment.  I don’t feel out of place.

It’s nice to know I’m finally getting caught up instead of the constant dreading of the future.  Now I’m really looking forward to it.

If it wasn’t for Willow Bend Academy, I would never be able to say that I’ve formed great friendships, and learned a lot of valuable life lessons.

The daily assemblies are one of my favorite things, because when I’m having a bad day, I can be sure that my mood will be lifted during this time.

Thank you so much for giving the students here at Willow Bend a chance to learn and further enhance our education.”

-Erin

The above is just a few of the students who have conquered academic mountains. Years after graduation, many of our alumni visit, email and keep in contact with us via social media.