Dade County Public School District, Hialeah Educational Academy

310 students using Study Buddies and web-based Achiever! to supplement instruction.


HEA was seeking a way to raise school scores by implementing a supplemental program after normal school hours.


Through the initial use of the Study Buddy and later the Achiever! program, students at HEA were able to engage in both self-paced instruction as a well as test with standards-based instruction.


Hialeah jumped from a C rating to an A rating. Grade 9 Reading scores on FCAT jumped from 20% in 2009 to 44% in 2011 for students at or above necessary reading levels.

“Brainchild’s Achiever! worked so well! Students showed so much improvement since we started using the program.”

Sharon Dziedzic
Special Programs Dir.