White Mountain Academy for Gifted Individuals
To provide a safe environment to practice real life situations so that our students can become more independent.
White Mountain Academy for Gifted Individuals was founded by 4 individuals with a lifetime of experiences in their perspective fields. Our CEO/Principal has been teaching for 18 years in the public school system. He has a Master’s Degree in Special Education and a Master’s Degree in K-12 Administration.Our CFO has been in Finance for over 20 years and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources and Management. She has started and helped run several million dollar a year corporations.Our COO has run numerous daycare and preschool facilities and has also been a lead teacher and parapro for children with disabilities for the past 5 years.Our DDD coordinator has worked with adults with developmental disabilities for over 10 years and was put in charge of making sure multiple houses were DDD compliant.
Each of us shared a vision of a place where every student could be successful and receive more of an individualized education then could be obtained in a public school setting. The area that we live in is in dire need of services for students with disabilities. We wanted to develop a place where these services could be offered to all students with disabilities, not just a select few.
The White Mountain Academy for Gifted Individuals was started so that we could offer students with disabilities a safe place to practice real life situations to become as independent as possible. It is our job as educators to find the strengths and gifts within each of our students and then push them to discover how they can use those gifts to become functioning members of society. We offer a program heavy in Life skills, social skills and workplace skills with academics intertwined within those areas. Each students academic plan is tailor made to the individual student. We as a team figure out their present levels of performance, we try to figure out in what areas their gifts lie and then help them achieve a high level of independence.
White Mountain Academy for Gifted Individuals is an answered prayer for my family. My son is able to learn and thrive in a setting where he is safe with professionals that understand him and his special needs. He now asks to go to school every single day because he's having fun and learning at the same time. This school has provided everything other schools could not. My child is happy and progressing because of all of their hard work and dedication. The staff are patient, professional, and genuinely care about their students. I am so happy to have WMAGI for my son's education.