New Focus Academy Announces Alta Swarnes as New Family Connections Director
New Focus Academy (NFA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Alta Swarnes as the Family Connections Director. Her new role is pivotal in nurturing the close-knit community at NFA and enhancing support for students’ families. Understanding the vital role of family bonds in the students’ paths to success, NFA reaffirms its commitment to delivering exceptional resources and support to parents. Alta’s compassionate and empathetic approach has strengthened the bonds within students’ families and facilitated a deeper integration of parents into the daily life at NFA.
Alta Swarnes goes beyond being a director; she builds a strong rapport with parents, making them feel at ease when providing feedback and actively participating in their child’s journey through NFA. The impact of this role has been resounding, with parents and Educational Consultants (ECs) acknowledging the increased communication, sense of community, and overall positivity it has brought to New Focus Academy.
“We have always believed that family involvement is crucial for the success of our students. With Alta Swarnes as our Family Connections Director, we are taking another step forward in strengthening our bonds and enriching the support system for our students’ families,” says Dr. Brandon Park, Co-Founder, and Executive Director at New Focus Academy.
One of the recent key ways parents connect with Alta is through the weekly “Tea Time” sessions, providing a casual and comfortable platform for discussions. Additionally, monthly newsletters known as “The Focus” keep families informed, and weekly student updates ensure parents are updated on their child’s progress. Alta Swarnes brings a wealth of experience and dedication to this role, and her passion for fostering family connections continues to align perfectly with the values of New Focus Academy.
About New Focus Academy:
New Focus Academy (NFA) is a Specialized School and Residential Treatment Center for students ages 12–18 with Autism Spectrum (ASD) and similar neurodevelopmental difficulties, including cognitive, organizational, and/or emotional challenges. At NFA, research-based and pragmatic solutions are utilized to develop independence and self-esteem in their students. An overall relationship and brain-based approach is woven into individual, family, group, and recreation therapy. Academically, individualized education plans, vocational learning, and project-based opportunities are targeted at each student.
A place for your teen to thrive.