gifted, anxiety, depression,

STUDENTS WITH INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PLANS

 
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Double/Multiple Identified
Many gifted students who also have IEP needs for anxiety, depression, adhd, and/or dyslexia/LDs fall through the cracks in conventional schools ~

They only receive enrichment and accommodations for giftedness, OR accommodations for their mental health OR learning disability support needs.

At Odyssey Heights, we see girls as a whole person, and challenge them in developing their giftedness, and support them in their mental health and other IEP support needs.

 
 

This wonderful school is a fantastic and supportive environment for my child. My daughter enjoys the individual attention and the fact that she is seen for her own personal strengths, needs and passions.

~Odyssey Heights Mom

Students with IEPs are why Odyssey Heights School for Girls was created. Our Director and Founding Principal, Ms. Elizabeth McCready has worked with students with IEPs in her professional Academic Coaching practice since 2001 and specializes in students with giftedness (including high performance athletes & pre-professional dancers), anxiety, depression, dyslexia & other learning disabilities (short-term memory, executive functioning), and ADHD.

She became increasingly frustrated with repeatedly seeing wonderful gifted and capable students mental health and self-esteem plummets from ‘falling through the cracks’, because their needs were not being understood or met at school, and their schools were not learning and/or social environments conducive to their positive mental & physical health.

This very tragically included coming home to a mom’s voice mail one evening, letting Ms. McCready know that one of her former grade 10/11 students had passed away from a drug overdose, and thanking her for “keeping our child with us and happy for the six months1 that he was with you.”

This very tragically included coming home to a mom’s voice mail one evening, letting Ms. McCready know that one of her former grade 10/11 students had passed away from a drug overdose, and thanking her for “keeping our child with us and happy for the six months1 that he was with you.”

Odyssey Heights is a school whose creation began with creating a positive, supportive, and enriched program, so teens with and without giftedness, anxiety, depression, ADHD, dyslexia and/or learning disabilities can be safe, inspired, and successful.

He stopped seeing Ms. Elizabeth when parents found a space at a residential mental health program. However, he didn’t end up going and started to ‘self-treat’ his depression and anxiety