Who Do We Serve?
Trident Academy accepts students with a primary diagnosis of a language-based learning difference, such as dyslexia.
- Most of our students have a diagnosis of dyslexia, dysgraphia, and/or dyscalculia.
- Although many of our students also have a secondary diagnosis of ADHD, a student will not be admitted with a diagnosis only of ADHD.
- A student's cognitive ability must fall into the average to superior range, as measured as part of the student's psychoeducational evaluation by a licensed psychologist. The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V) is our preferred assessment of a student's cognitive ability. Trident's Orton-Gillingham-based program requires that our bright and capable students have the intellectual ability to successfully function in our curriculum.
- Although some Trident students are diagnosed on the high end of the autism spectrum, our school is not equipped to serve students for whom emotional and/or behavioral issues are the primary concern.