Message from the President

Welcome to Futures Academy!

We are School Reimagined. On behalf of our entire school community, we invite you to see how we have reimagined education.  

Our students join us because they learn better outside of a traditional public or private school model and with a personalized approach to learning. We pioneered the 1:1 teaching model over 30 years ago and are going strong with schools across California. We tailor instruction to each student’s individual skills, interests, and learning pace. This allows students to maximize their learning potential, build confidence, and develop life-long learning habits.

We’re proud of our 99% college acceptance rate and that our advanced placement scores exceed national averages and that our courses are accredited and approved by UC, Cal-State, and NCAA. But, the real story is that we believe in the immense potential of every student. We believe that schools should adapt learning to fit the student and not the other way around. The role of educators is to help students learn academics, certainly, and equally importantly to develop the habits and mindsets to be happy and fulfilled in life. We believe that every student should be known, seen, and belong. 

We welcome students from a variety of backgrounds into a multi-faceted and diverse culture.  Through one-to-one and small group instruction, we teach critical thinking, creativity, principles of happiness and connectedness among our students. Driven by our EMPOWER learning philosophy, we empower students with the skills, mindsets and habits to reach their goals.

The heart of our school is our dedicated teachers who inspire a love of learning in our students. With compassion and empathy, they connect personally and bring subject matter to life in ways that are meaningful to each individual student. Time and time again, our students share their “aha” moments, such as a new-found fondness for a course with which they previously struggled or a new interest they just discovered. We love hearing stories of success and transformation.

If you don’t know us already, I hope you’ll take a few minutes to learn more about our innovative curriculum and our teaching model. We invite you to visit a campus near you, take a virtual tour or experience first-hand what it's like to attend Futures Academy with a Virtual School Day: FREE Trial Experience. We invite you to join us in a better way to learn. 



Jeff Poole - President

Futures Academy President

Jeff Poole - Futures Academy President

Jeff has a BS degree in Food Systems Economics and Management and a MS degree in Agriculture Economics, both from Michigan State University. He held senior management positions at National Heritage Academies (NHA), a charter school management company. As a VP of Operations, he oversaw all fifty-one NHA schools in five states including school operations, facility management, and board relations. He was also responsible for academic performance, compliance, enrollment, public relations/media, new school start-up activities, and line management of region directors and school principals. Jeff also served as VP of Marketing and built a new department while developing and implementing marketing programs. Jeff currently serves on the board of National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPSA). Jeff has been married for twenty-nine blissful years and has two adult children. He enjoys travel, golf, fishing, and skiing. Jeff is also an avid wine enthusiast and fitness buff. Jeff's greatest joy and blessing is spending time with family and friends.