BEST Skills Academy is an independent middle school and learning center, serving students in grades 6 through 12. We work with parents and students to ensure that each child’s educational needs are met, while simultaneously mentoring students.

Digital Academic Curriculum

  • Evidenced Based
  • Follows State Standards

Mentoring Curriculum

  • 72 hrs per year
  • Researched Based
  • Emphasis on Critical Thinking and Character Development

Financial Literacy

  • 72 hrs per year
  • Topics include but are not limited to Financial Responsibility, Credit / Debt, and Investing

Reading Comprehension

  • 90 hrs per year
  • Physical books are read as part of additional curriculum

Personalized Educational Guidance

  • Diagnose educational gaps
  • Provide personal educational plans to fill gaps


Independent Middle School

This is a technology-rich program for students in grades 6 through 8. Individual and group academic instruction and mentoring will be provided to students.

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High School Program

The High School program is designed to assist committed students enrolled in our affiliate online public high school. BEST provides academic support and assistance to help our students reach their goals in high school and beyond.

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Pandemic Achievement Gap

Lifetime Earnings

Pandemic Learning Loss Could Cost U.S. Students $2 Trillion in Lifetime Earnings.

Math and Reading

Math and Reading achievement levels during COVID-19 continue to lag behind historical averages, with larger declines in math.

Middle School

In grades 6 through 8, it would take an additional 14 to 19 weeks of instruction to recover the losses in reading and math, respectively.


Evidence is showing that students in high-poverty schools, students of color and white students who were scoring below grade level before the pandemic have lost the most ground academically.

My granddaughter struggled with the transition to high school. Covid made the struggle even worse. The staff at BEST helped her through this tough time. Now I look forward to seeing her graduate high school this June.
AliceGrade 12 grandparent
My daughter has loved working with the staff at BEST Skills for the last 2 years. The academic support and advice made a big difference and I’m so proud that she has been accepted into all of the top colleges that she applied to!
TrezGrade 12 parent