Bridges Academy is unlike any other school, independent, charter or public. Our promise -in just a word or two- is to use our strength-based program to unlock human potential. And the potential of our students is high. Bridges Academy has a unique and critical mission: to educate twice-exceptional (2e) students. 2e students demonstrate incredible gifted potential in one or more academic or creative areas (one exceptionality), but also have learning differences and/or disabilities that complicate their overall academic success (another exceptionality). You probably know or are a parent of a twice-exceptional student, even if the term itself is unfamiliar: 2e students are often identified as outside-the-box, quirky thinkers who can have encyclopedic knowledge in their fields of interest, but when it comes to participating in a conventional classroom setting, they become bored by the material and frustrated by the expectations placed on their output. This can lead them to withdraw or act out, further disenfranchising them from their own education.