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PEAK helps students diagnosed with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia access their full potential.

Language-based learning differences affect nearly 20 percent of students in the U.S. PEAK on the Hilltop at Elgin Academy is designed for bright students who struggle to access success.

Elgin Academy is the only EC-12 school in the region offering an approach that specifically remediates language-based learning differences.

Our premier approach offers:

  • Multisensory instruction using the Orton-Gillingham Approach
  • Cohort style with a student teacher ratio no larger than 5:1
  • Integrated time in other classes to interact with a broader group of students

Learn more about how PEAK is accessing the tremendous potential within students who have dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia.

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Helping students gain back hope and their love of learning so they are positioned to succeed in their education and their future.

Getting Started

We are accepting applications now and anticipate that our classes will fill quickly. 

We encourage you to reach out to us and get the process started by submitting the form below. 


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Amy Criswell

PEAK on the Hilltop Director

"Truly amazing things occur at Elgin Academy because we work to ensure that our students feel known and have a sense of belonging and purpose. At EA, students learn and discover in an active environment built on partnership, respect, compassion, challenge, and integrity. When students feel safe to express their ideas, make mistakes, ask questions, and be creative, meaningful learning takes place and it is magical"
- Amy Criswell