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Success After Swift

Each student's journey is unique, but each student's goal is always the same: to be successful in their next educational environment. Swift's focus on building a foundation of literacy skills, confidence, and self-advocacy prepares them to thrive in school and in life. Our stories of success after Swift illustrate how well our students are prepared for what lies ahead.

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Nico B.

Nico made memories and left Swift School with a life-changing transformation.

“Swift gave me the confidence to talk to teachers, and self-advocacy has helped me in my new school. I love being in a large school now.”

Ava B.

Hover below to read about Ava's transformation

“I had very low self-confidence because of my reading challenges. I was getting by at the minimum with most subjects, but Swift gave me a smaller learning environment tailored to my needs.”

Katie E.

Katie learned the importance of self-advocacy at Swift School. 

“I still go back and visit Swift because of how important this school is and how big of an impact the teachers made in my life."

Katina I.

Katina, now a student at the University of Georgia, delivered a powerful speech to Swift School's students. 

“I loved the Swift School environment and my teachers who poured themselves into us. The teachers displayed patience and constantly shared uplifting words.”

Raffaella S.

Raffaella has encouraging words for parents and students alike. Hover to read her story. 

“The OG Approach helped me learn and understand things I struggled with. It’s ingrained in me now, and I do not even realize I am using it.”

Matthew R.

Matthew graduated from Swift School completed transformed and told a heartwarming story about his Swift experience

“At Swift, I got the tools I needed to succeed in an environment (high school) where the tools for success weren’t handed to me.”

Katherine H.

Swift prepared Katherine for academic success and also instilled crucial life skills in her. 

“If something seems unachievable or even near impossible to achieve, that's okay. It will just take a little more focus and determination to achieve that goal.”

Bess N.

Bess’s message to current Swift School students is that the world needs their type of thinking – dyslexic thinking.

“I learned that my dyslexia does not define me. My teachers taught me that I can do anything I put my mind to; I may have to take a different route. Now, I don't feel ashamed of my dyslexia.”

Josh H.

Without Swift School, Josh's love of lacrosse and passion for helping others would not be as prominent as it is today.

“Swift allowed me to understand the world in my own extraordinary way,” Josh commented.

Sophie K.

Sophie left Swift prepared for life. She excelled in high school and the academic honors have continued at Ole Miss!

“Swift excelled my academic performance in all categories. I was able to grasp each topic taught, and I saw improvement in my grades and my motivation to do schoolwork.”

Aspen M.

Aspen was diagnosed with dyslexia before second grade and enrolled at Swift School. At Swift, she learned about dyslexia and received remediation.

Dyslexia is a neurological condition that affects how the brain processes symbols and sounds of letters.

William B.

William wrote a powerful story to dyslexia, which he calls "his goliath" 

“I never thought I would be saying this, but thank you, dyslexia. You made me work extremely hard and taught me how capable I am when I put my mind to achieving a goal.”

Chloe C.

At Swift, school began to make sense to Chloe

“The teachers believed in me and told me I could do anything. They didn’t give up on me, even when I wanted to give up on myself.”


Carly P.

Carly is proud that she thinks differently than "normal" students, and her Swift School education sticks with her today. 

“The entire Swift environment was always so accepting, and teachers always went out of their way to congratulate you on the small victories.”

Jackson M.

Jackson's experience at Swift School was completely different from his previous educational experience. At Swift, he thrived. 

Self-advocacy is a phrase that is used daily at Swift. Jackson learned how to advocate for himself and developed leadership skills.

Ronin M.

Ronin, a Swift alumnus and commercial diver, appeared on Good Day Atlanta to share his Swift transformation

The Susca Family

A family history of dyslexia led Sam Susca to have her children tested. When medical professionals confirmed the diagnosis, she immediately called Swift School.

“OG [The Orton Gillingham Approach] immediately broke down and identified Daniel and Reagan's phonetic struggles.”

Jake K.

Jake has always been a driven individual. At Swift School, he set goals and achieved them thanks to Swift's Orton-Gillingham trained faculty. 

Caroline H.

Caroline left a legacy at Swift School, and the faculty use words like “leader,” “determined” and “enthusiastic” to describe her.

“After I found out what was going on in my head, and when I found out I could learn ‘normally,’ I was determined to do better than before.”

Bella R.

Bella views her dyslexia positively and wants to use her diagnosis to uplift others and help them be successful academically and in life. 

“I am ready for my future, and Swift played a part in that,”

Anna S.

Anna's family found hope in Swift School and its caring faculty and staff.

“I gained confidence in my capabilities and realized I am smart; I just need to learn differently.” 

Kirsten G.

Kirsten's testimonial described the brain difference of dyslexia beautifully. 

She compared dyslexia to working with strands of Christmas lights. Read the full story to see the great analogy. 

Russell W.

Russell experienced hope and successful remediation during his time at Swift School.

Russell plans to study finance in college and wants to work in sales. He credits Swift School with providing him the tools to succeed. 

Megan P.

The mindset of not being put into the box of right and wrong answers helped her become comfortable with her dyslexia diagnosis.

Today, Megan oversees a team of engineers and designers that build Home Depot’s tool rental website. 

Evan H.

Evan is a confident college freshman who does not view dyslexia as a disability and is proud of who he is

Evan felt a sense of belonging because everyone at Swift, from the youngest first-grade student to each eighth-grader nearing the end of middle school, has dyslexia.

Caroline M.

“The teachers cared about each of us and would go above and beyond to support us. Academically, I noticed a transformation in my ability to break down words and spell them correctly.”

An aspiring photographer, Caroline is headed to the beautiful mountains of Cullowhee, N.C., where she will major in communications at Western Carolina.

Amelia H.

There’s no doubt in Amelia's mind that Swift School helped set her on the path to becoming a teacher. Ask her former Swift School teachers if they have doubts about her success as a teacher, and the answer will be a resounding “no.” She is prepared for the challenge #BecauseofSwiftSchool

“... each teacher saw me as a person, not just as my diagnosis.”