Alternative School Invites Former Students to 'Come Home to Humanex' for 25th Anniversary
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Alternative School Invites Former Students to 'Come Home to Humanex' for 25th Anniversary ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Humanex Academy, a private, alternative middle and high school that provides a structured and supportive environment for students with a wide variety of learning and emotional needs, is inviting all former students and their families to "Come Home to Humanex" to help celebrate the school's 25th anniversary. Humanex, founded in 1983, has been serving students with alternative needs in the Denver area by providing individualized education, combined with extensive counseling support. The only program of its kind in the Denver area, Humanex works with students who have learning disabilities, ADD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and many other unique needs. The school's three primary elements are an academic curriculum that accommodates each student's current abilities, extensive counseling support, and the Love and Logic approach to behavior management. Love and Logic is a philosophy that provides simple and practical techniques to help teachers and parents have less stress and more fun while raising responsible children. "We're inviting all our graduates, former students and their families to come home to Humanex," Tracy Wagers, director, said. "The celebration of our 25th anniversary is really a celebration of our students and their successes." Humanex is planning several events to celebrate the 25th anniversary: -- A Love and Logic parenting seminar presented by Love and Logic co-founder Jim Fay on April 24, at 6:00 pm on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver; -- An open house at the school, which is at 2700 S. Zuni St. in Englewood, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3; and -- A barbecue for alumni at the school Sunday, May 4, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. "We'll update our anniversary plans periodically and we want to make sure we can share the good news with everyone in the Humanex family," Wagers said. Humanex was founded by educators Cheryl Okizaki and her husband, Gary Okizaki, to meet the needs of parents who wanted teachers who valued students' abilities and provided support for their disabilities. They started the school based on the philosophy that children learn best when they feel respected and have control over their education. "Many students who would otherwise have dropped out of school graduated from Humanex and attended college," Cheryl Okizaki said. Educational Services of America (ESA), the nation's leading provider of K- 12 and post-secondary alternative and special education programs, purchased Humanex in 2005. In 2006, Cheryl Okizaki became director of ESA's College Living Experience (CLE) in Denver. CLE is a post-secondary program for students who require additional support with academic, social and independent living skills. CLE provides assistance to students with varying abilities, such as autism, Asperger's Syndrome, specific disabilities or social and emotional maturation issues. A number of Humanex graduates attend CLE in Denver, one of six locations around the country. Students travel from all over to attend CLE in Austin, Texas; Chicago; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Monterey, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. "Students who graduate from Humanex and attend College Living Experience receive excellent support from middle school through college or vocational and technical school," Okizaki said. "CLE helps students transition to independent adulthood." About Humanex Academy Humanex Academy was founded in 1983 and provides an effective alternative for middle- and high-school students who have not succeeded in other schools for various reasons, including large class sizes, a pace of instruction that is too fast or too slow, a lack of individual instruction, and inadequate supervision. The mission of Humanex Academy is to provide a caring, well- structured learning environment where academically, socially, and emotionally needy students can develop the necessary skills to become productive citizens. Our staff provides a support system through which students can gain both skills and self esteem. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of each individual student, taking into account his or her strengths, limitations, and learning style. We believe every student can be successful, given the right support. We help students succeed intellectually, socially, emotionally and in a future career. Humanex Academy is accredited by North Central Associations of Colleges and Schools. Humanex teaches to the individual, and provides a learning environment that maximizes success. In addition, with our extensive counseling support, Humanex is the only program of its kind in the Denver metropolitan area. For more information, visit www.humanexacademy.com or www.esa-education.com. About Educational Services of America Educational Services of America is the nation's leading provider of K-12 and post-secondary alternative and special education programs for students who are at risk of dropping out of school and for students with learning/behavioral disabilities. ESA's leadership and staff are experts in educating children with special needs. ESA is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., and operates more than 120 schools and programs in numerous states. It is listed among the Inc. 5,000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America. ESA is accredited by The Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA), an international alliance of premier accrediting organizations including the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Council for Private School Accreditation and the Council on Occupational Education. SOURCE Educational Services of America Andrew Green, +1-303-783-0137, firstname.lastname@example.org