High school junior Lauren Ready is just like other teenagers her age. She’s revving up her college application process, likes hanging out with her friends, and pursuing photography. And because she’s a student at Fusion Academy in The Galleria, she can do all three at school, while also attending classes personalized just for her.
"At Fusion I don't feel ashamed about not understanding something. My teachers and I work together to fix it. I can talk to them about anything.”
Ready’s day starts like a student in a traditional setting, arriving in the classroom at 8:30 a.m. and then digging into the classes, such as geometry and science. Because it’s just Ready and her teacher, they are able to spend time on concepts and discussion. Fusion’s structure encourages student to leave the pressure of homework at school, so after class Ready heads to the Homework Cafe where she finishes work from the previous day.
Designed like a comfortable living room, the Homework Cafe is the heartbeat of the campus. The area is divided into two spaces allowing students a quiet place for independent study as well as a place to socialize with other students.
After the first three periods of the day, Ready, her fellow classmates and Fusion's teachers have lunch together.
Designed like a comfortable living room, the Homework Cafe is the heartbeat of the campus.
“You get to have lunch with your fellow students and just chill out,” Ready says.
Fusion Academy is located in The Galleria and Ready said off-campus lunch in the mall is fun, but she and other students enjoy getting back to the afternoon classes where subjects like music and photography come alive in cutting edge studios. Ready is a photographer and looks forward to attending photography class where The Galleria becomes her muse.
“It’s a great opportunity to take photos here, but really it’s just like a normal school,” Ready says.
Parents and students interested in Fusion Academy are invited to the Grand Opening, Thursday, April 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. It’s an opportunity for perspective students to tour the campus, talk to the teaching staff and see the revolutionary approach to education offered by Fusion Academy.
It’s an environment where Ready has soared.
“I like the way the school is structured. It’s a great school and I love it,” Ready says.