Kent Academy was established to meet the needs of the typical twice exceptional (2E) student that struggles in the traditional school environment.
Students that fit the Kent Academy model tend to have:
- Most have 90 IQ or higher (exceptions when IQ is between 80-90, but higher in specific areas)
BUT may also have one of the following diagnoses:
- Anxiety (But able to operate independently in a classroom setting)
- Reading or Math disabilities
- Processing Speed Concerns
Twice exceptional (2E) kids may display strengths in certain areas and weaknesses in others. Common characteristics of twice exceptional students include:
- Outstanding critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Above average sensitivity, causing them to react more intensely to sounds, tastes, smells, etc.
- Strong sense of curiosity
- Low self-esteem due to perfectionism
- Poor social skills
- Strong ability to concentrate deeply in areas of interest
- Difficulties with reading and writing due to cognitive processing deficits
- Behavioral problems due to underlying stress, boredom, or lack of motivation (Source)
***It is important to note that Kent Academy is unable to accommodate students with Spectrum Disorders, or those that require additional social-emotional and/or behavioral support. While we want to help all children, we do not have the additional resources and support staff to meet the needs of every child.
We would love to discuss your child’s specific learning needs. Please contact us for more information, or to register for an open house.