Physical Changes to Trident Academy

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As students returned for the 2013/14 school year, they noticed many physical changes to the school they left in June. Most noticeably, the main office has moved to a more central location in the mall area. Lael Byrd, the Registrar and school “mom,” enjoys the relocation, which allows her to easily greet visitors and students as soon as they walk through the doors.

“We are a community school and welcome many prospective families, educators, and after school students,” explains Kathy Cook, Head of School. “We want to provide a welcoming environment, and also one that is secure for everyone in the school. We achieve both of these goals with the relocation of the front office and it has already received rave reviews!”

The school is also a little brighter. With the help of Harpo Renovations and the Sherwin-Williams Company, all interior walls in the school have been painted. The Sherwin-Williams Company donated 10 gallons of paint and discounted 73 gallons and Harpo Renovations provided painters.

“Having community support for a school like Trident Academy is absolutely crucial and I hope we can continue to build that support,” shares Dr. Cook.

Additional changes for the new school year include a redesign of what was the hallway for middle school students in The School for Language-Based Learning Differences. These students have transitioned into the former high school as students in The School for Asperger’s/HFA settle into their new home. The hallway for the Asperger’s/HFA program has been updated according to research conducted by Autism Speaks. Students in this new program enjoy adjustments to the fluorescent light fixtures as well as a new sensory room.

Finishing touches to the school include icons that were created this past spring as part of the rebranding of Trident Academy. Every program at the school is represented by its own icon. These icons have been installed at the main entrance for their respective programs.

For more information or to tour Trident Academy, contact Niki Leiva at

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