Helping Students with Special Needs to Find Success

Acellus Academy takes a whole new approach for engaging students with special learning needs. With courses specifically designed for reaching these students, we are able to assess, adapt, and individualize course material for each student.

Janine's daughter with high-functioning autism was facing anxiety at middle school and spending 3-4 hours a night on homework.

She is now thriving in Acellus Academy and loves the online format where she is in control of her pace.

“My daughter has high functioning autism and was able to do most of her grades in elementary in the mainstream classroom. I want to state that we had a wonderful experience there.

The middle school she went to was a completely opposite story. I saw her go from loving learning to being a complete anxious and fairly depressed person. She had difficulty keeping up with the pace and we spent 3 to 4 hours a night doing homework, then catching up class work and projects, and then doing any studying for tests. Both of us got very little sleep and I was not getting any time with the rest of the family. By the middle of eighth grade, I knew neither of us could sustain that through high school and we needed to change something.

I evaluated everything from specialized private school to K-12 online to homeschooling curriculum (using books). As we could not afford the private school, I focused on online and other homeschooling options. The K-12 was based on state mandated curriculum and even though it said ‘self-paced’, it really wasn’t. You still had to be done within certain dates.

I honestly don’t recall how we found Acellus. At one point, I was googling homeschooling every day and Acellus homeschool popped up. I decided to use it as a supplement to her eighth grade math that I wasn’t able to help with. Within a few videos, she understood the material. She wanted to keep going. She wanted to know if there were other classes. She wanted to quit 8th grade in public school and switch right then. About the same time, the homeschool became Power Homeschool and we decided on the Acellus Academy option, using the Mentor Program to help with the tuition.

I love the quality of the content, the accreditation, and that I do not have to track and issue transcripts, and she will receive an actual diploma. She loves the online format and that she controls her pace. We both are less stressed. I don’t think all public school is bad. I do think that there are kids who thrive within that setup (like my 6th grader). But for those who flounder, Acellus is an excellent alternative.”

— Janine (Oregon)

Credit: Acellus Academy – Official Parent Support Group, Facebook

I love the quality of the content, the accreditation, and that I do not have to track and issue transcripts, and she will receive an actual diploma.

Janine (Oregon)

Courses Designed for Special Education Students

Acellus Academy offers academic courses specifically designed for students with disabilities, and incorporate the tools needed to assess, adapt, and individualize course material for students.

These courses have been developed to be achievable by students with special needs, while still incorporating the rigor of standards-based courses. Content is taught at a deeper level, allowing students to spend more time on each concept, and increasing the students’ depth of knowledge on each topic.

Re-ignite Your Child’s Love of Learning

Taught by some of America’s greatest teachers, Acellus courses incorporate professionally filmed video lessons with some of the best equipment available in the cinematic industry. The combination of incredible footage, outstanding teachers, and content that makes learning relevant to the real-world, makes each lesson captivating and interesting – igniting students’ passion for learning.


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Each course is self-paced, allowing students to spend extra time as needed to master each lesson concept. Families have the flexibility to plan and adjust their schedule as needed.

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Year-round Enrollment

Students may enroll in Acellus Academy at any time during the year. After completing placement assessments, students will start at the beginning of each course and quickly move through the material they understand.

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Fully Accredited

Acellus Academy is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Regional accreditation is the most widely recognized form of accreditation in the United States.

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Roger Billings Mentoring Program Scholarship

Dr. Roger Billings, Acellus Chairman, has been a lifelong supporter of enhancing education. To continue his efforts, Dr. Billings created the Roger Billings Scholarship Program as a way to support students enrolled in the Acellus Academy online school.

The program includes a scholarship as well as mentoring guidance from Dr. Billings himself. The scholarship gives financial assistance to kindergarten through high school students who are enrolled in Acellus Academy. To qualify for the scholarship program, students must agree to participate in weekly lectures, which are broadcast via the Internet, while they are taking online classes through Acellus Academy.

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