High School

The High School Experience

The Brighton School High School (grades 9-12) is a small, interconnected community of students and faculty who work and grow together over four years.

Whether thinking about attending college, enrolling in a trade school, or entering the workplace, the high school experience at The Brighton School is designed to prepare our students for whatever their chosen next step might be.

With a maximum of twelve students per class, our small but mighty teaching faculty are exceptional in their areas of expertise and teach our young adult students each of their four years. The high school team has extensive training in working with students with dyslexia and language-based learning differences. They are prepared to provide reading therapy and other therapeutic instructional strategies for students who require further skill development in their area of difference. Tools and strategies taught and practiced during reading therapy continue to be applied in all the content areas.

Core courses, growing elective offerings and expanding extracurricular activities offer students multiple opportunities to flourish in areas in and outside the classroom and offer a “real” high school experience in a small, specialized environment. Brighton’s graduates receive a State of Louisiana diploma upon successful completion of all graduation requirements.

Capstone is the highpoint of senior year and the culminating high school experience. A synthesis of academic and executive function skills taught and practiced throughout their educational experience, the year-long endeavor has five components: a topic proposal, a thesis paper, a product based on research, a work portfolio, and a final presentation during Senior Week in May. Throughout the year, Brighton seniors get a true sense of what being in college entails. Although daunting and difficult, our seniors are quick to articulate the benefits of their Capstone experience to their high peers.

At Brighton, we strive to help students see that their learning differences are not obstacles impeding their success, but rather a uniqueness that can inspire them to achieve whatever they choose.