Thank you for visiting our website. We are so glad you found us! We are beyond excited to share with you our history, mission, statement of faith, admissions process, etc.
Six years ago, Stephanie and Richie Ehlers, Melissa Hodges and Laura Rodriguez met to discuss the need for a school in the Bay Area for students with learning differences. It took longer than we expected, but our dream is coming true! The Momentum Academy is a private, Christian non-profit school designed for students with learning differences. We provide individualized curriculum for each student, recognizing that some students may excel in one area and need remediation in others. We also believe that students do not all learn in the same way, but that they are all created for a purpose and can all be successful, given the right environment.
Our school is much needed in the Clear Lake area and long overdue. Three of our Board of Directors met 6 years ago to discuss the possibility of starting this school. Now, we are working passionately to open August 20, 2014 and cannot wait to start. Our founders are educators, therapists, and all are parents, one of whom will have a child attending The Momentum Academy. We have all worked in the nonprofit setting and we feel called to work with students who are often misunderstood.
While there isn't a "typical" student profile for our school, we primarily serve students with the following diagnoses (in no particular order):
- Auditory processing disorder
- Receptive language disorder
- Learning Differences
- Expressive language disorder
- High-functioning autism
We understand some students may have more than one issue and some may have issues not listed. Feel free to talk with us about those. We will evaluate each student and see if our school will fit their needs.
We love talking with and meeting interested families and students. As a parent, I understand completely how overwhelming this process can be, but know that there is hope. Please call us at 832-819-3320 to arrange a time to meet. We look forward to walking with you in this journey.
Stephanie Ehlers, MBA
Co-Founder, Board Chair
The Momentum Academy is an academic and therapeutic learning center, that partners with families, to encourage students to realize their full potential, identity, and value. Individualized curriculum is designed specifically for each student and carried out in a low student/teacher ratio. The Momentum Academy views each student holistically, taking into account the academic, emotional, and spiritual needs of each student.