Basic Information

Address: 13718 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, MO 63017
County: St Louis
School District: Parkway
Phone Number: 636-220-3344
President: Lou Reuss
Principal: Lou Reuss
School Type: Nontraditional, blended virtual

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Additional Information

Accreditation: Cognia Global Commission
Founded: 2018
Organization Affiliation: ISSL
Ages/Grades: 6th-12th
School Setting:

one-to-one and small group instruction

School Schedule: 6
School Size: 75
Classroom Size: 6
Student/Teacher Ratio: 4:1


Financial Aid:



English, Math, Science, Art/STEM, Social Sciences, History, College Prep Guidance



Percentage of Graduating Class: 100
Support Services:

IEP, 504, remedial

Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
School Clubs:

Student Councel

Parking Spaces/Availability:


Uniform Guidelines:


Admissions Deadline: rolling
Mission Statement:

EYC Academy provides a highly personalized learning environment which fosters critical thinking, cultivates individual potential, inspires confidence, and prepares students to be productive members of their communities.

Philosophy/Belief Statement: At EYC Academy, we realize that every student’s journey is different, and learning isn’t one-size-fits all. We meet our students where they are and take them where they want to be by using a holistic approach and personalizing a solution that best fits their needs. Our students come to us for many reasons — from students with learning challenges, illness, academic and emotional trauma, mental health issues, to students simply needing a flexible schedule and a self-paced school option — and no matter what the reason, there are many ways we can help students find their unique paths success. We work in partnership with families and schools, navigating an array of learning environments together. But it goes beyond academics. Our wraparound services support the full student. We help align additional resources, such as counseling or therapy, should a student need it. Every student — no matter their age, background, or circumstance — has a place at EYC Academy. and creating a safe space for them to learn is our main priority. Taking a different path to learning shouldn’t carry any stigma, for students or for parents, and we’re working to change that. Every student’s path to success is different but that doesn’t mean they should have to walk it alone. Belief: rust among all stakeholders is vital. Expectations influence accomplishments. A school- community partnership is essential. Change creates opportunity. High-performing leadership makes visions reality.
School History: Empowering Youth and Communities Inc. is a 501c3 organization (dba EYC Academy of St Louis) and was founded in 2018 by a group of educators with 75+ years of combined experience in education as previous administrators in special education, local alternative schools, and supplemental educational business. EYC Academy is an independent school, approved by Missouri DESE and is globally accredited through Cognia Global Commission (formerly AdvancEd). Serving the St. Louis, MO metro area, EYC Academy offers a flexible and personalized school option to non-traditional students in grades 6-12th needing a blended, in center and digital learning environment. Because our nationally approved curriculum is digital and our teachers can teach virtually, this allows us to deliver services anytime, anywhere across the globe. Enrollment is on-going and can be full-time or part- time. Other services offered include therapeutic services that can be scheduled during the school day, as well as cognitive and academic assessments, school advocacy, one-to-one tutoring for all ages and subjects either in-center, virtually or combined, college planning and application assistance, test-prep and proctoring, and a national diploma and career certificate programs.
Programs and Services:

Day School Program: 6th-12th grade (on-site or remote)
Tutoring: K-Adult (on-site 3-8pm/weekends or remote)
Advocacy, Testing, SEL