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When learning is a challenge, personalized, hands-on learning experiences make all the difference for our 110 students from over 30 school districts! Many tell us that The Norman Howard School is the first school setting where they feel safe, supported and understood. Parents’ heartfelt stories of “before and after” Norman Howard inspire us to continually expand and improve our unique supports and programs for students.

Kindra and Vasilios share about their son Leonid, “We can't begin to express what this community has done for our son. We are so thankful for this school and the amazing staff that supports our child.”

Spring is here and our students eagerly anticipate the “reawakening” of their new teaching garden and greenhouse! Students, alumni and teachers came in on their free time and weekends to assist with building. Several told us, “I can’t believe we get to have this much fun at school.” While Norman Howard provides extensive supports in the classroom, students truly thrive when we take learning outdoors in a hands-on setting. They develop the ability to work together, create a plan, and connect with the world in so many ways.

As our 15 seniors prepare to graduate in June, younger students are building college and career-readiness as part of “EnCompass Future Ready,” a new initiative available to high school students. During after-school hours, students receive intensive support for graduation and successful transitions to colleges and careers through academics, job skills training, experiential learning, and Navigation support. We are thrilled by the many ways this initiative will connect students with their community and their brightest futures!

These are just two of many meaningful, outside-the-classroom learning experiences which help our resilient students develop skills and strengths to achieve academically and graduate ready for successful lives. Can our students count on your gift to support their learning?


Every $1 given will be matched by $1.50, having more than double the impact thanks to our generous matching grant from The Sands Family Supporting Foundation.

Thank you for your commitment to student success.

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