This school celebrates the unique needs of each child, and tailors the curriculum to meet these needs. The expectations are clear but the children are given support to meet these defined goals. Like many students at Astolot, my son has dual exceptionalities (gifted/ADHD). Where this was a problem in the public school, it was embraced at Astolot. My son has become an independent learner who is aware of his strengths and weaknesses and how to navigate to address his needs. Because they nurtured his self-sufficiency and self awareness, he became adept at managing his time to complete his assignments and other homework without intervention. This independence has served him well in his transition to university, where students are expected to manage their own time. Although he is 16, he has done well in his university courses.