A Note From Our CEO
Dear families, friends, and teammates,
It has been another exciting year of growth and change for Fusion Education Group, and I’m thrilled to share the results from our 2021-2022 school year with you.
As you explore another great year of student success, I’d like to note a change you’ll see within these pages. Throughout the 2022-2023 school year, our Futures Academy campuses will be changing their names to Fusion Academy. This report reflects that transition as we look forward together. With the consolidation of these two entities, Fusion Education Group schools are striving to become the most personalized schools in the world.
Fusion Education Group continues to grow and positively impact thousands of students worldwide, and I am so grateful to serve alongside incredible people who change lives every day. The statistics in this report are a result of the hard work and dedication of over 2,600 teachers and staff who are passionate about personalized education. I’m proud to be able to share our progress with you in the following pages of our 2023 Education Impact Report.
With immense gratitude and celebration,Peter G. Ruppert CEO Fusion Education Group
Fusion Education Group
The Most Personalized Schools in the World
Fusion Education Group (FEG) is focused on providing life-changing educational experiences through a relationshipbased approach. Our three school brands operate as partner schools to bring our shared educational expertise to families and students. Each brand offers slight variances, but are all committed to helping students unlock their full potential –academically, socially, and emotionally.
Fusion Academy* has over 80 campuses nationwide. For over a decade, Fusion has offered the most personalized education in the world through revolutionary oneto-one teaching and the learning philosophy of love, motivate, teach.
Fusion Global Academy offers 100% virtual instruction for middle and high school students. Fusion Global Academy encompasses the magic of a Fusion Academy campus in a virtual learning environment.
Barnstable Academy is located in Oakland, NJ and delivers a traditional college-prep education in a private, small-school setting. They serve students in grades 6-12 and offer classes with an average of 8-12 students.
2021-2022 School Year
This year, the demand for personalized education was higher than ever. Fusion Education Group schools were there for families with both part-time and full-time enrollment options. Our teams worked hard to deliver excellent education virtually and in-person.
Across all 50 states and 33 countries
Served 9,912 and at our online academy.
middle and high school 100%
Guided by a fundamental belief in the immense potential within every person, our mission is to help each student flourish – emotionally, socially, and academically – through positive, mentoring relationships and a personalized education experience.
To create the most personalized schools in the world where every student has a path to success.
90% of our parents believe their Fusion Education Group school is effectively fulfilling its mission
95% of our parents are pleased with their child’s overall experience at their Fusion Education Group school.
As Fusion Education Group continues to grow and evolve, our mission of changing lives through personalized education stays the same. You will, however, notice that we’ve updated our vision to reflect our expanded goals for education worldwide.
91% 91% of our parents report that their child enjoys attending their Fusion Education Group school.
Survey results from hundreds of students and parents1 affirm that when students feel safe and understood, they fully engage in their personalized learning process. This allows students to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally and can lead to them experiencing life-changing shifts that result in long-term transformation.
By first establishing positive, authentic relationships, and then personalizing the education experience, our schools help students realize their incredible potential and gain the confidence needed to set and achieve their goals.
Fusion Education Group’s revolutionary approach focuses on the success of the whole student. In this section, we share our results in three key areas:
01. Academic Success
02. Student Well-Being
03. Total Family Impact
Personalized learning is the core of what we do at Fusion Education Group. Each and every student who attends one of our schools is seen as an individual with immense potential, and we center their experience around what will help them thrive. In our one-to-one or small-group classrooms, teachers personalize their instruction based on student strengths, interests, and learning preferences. With this individualized attention, students achieve great academic success due to increased confidence in themselves and engagement with the subject matter.
“Fusion has been a game-changer for our son. He loves the one-onone instruction and he is learning more with a lot less stress.”
- Paula D., Fusion Dallas Parent
Learning is always most effective when students are intrinsically motivated by an interest in, or personal connection to, a subject.
Fusion Education Group (FEG) teachers personalize instruction by leveraging each student’s strengths, interests, and learning preferences. This sparks curiosity and excitement for learning, and it results in dramatic increases in student engagement.
When asked to vote for their school’s greatest strength, parents overwhelmingly chose customized education.
Our thoughtfully designed approach of love, motivate, teach, sets a strong foundation for engaged learning. As teachers personalize and students master the material, they build confidence in their abilities.
At FEG, 83% of our parents report that their child seems more confident since joining their school, often within a few weeks.
Parents are also confident about Fusion. They report that Fusion is committed to their child’s success and partners with them to help their child succeed.
What Parents Report as Their School’s Greatest Strength
63% Customized Education
4% Student Engagement
4% Care for My Child
4% Welcoming Environment
My child’s teachers are committed to my child’s success.
My child’s academic progress at school meets my expectations.
My school partners with me to help my child succeed.
Engagement + Learning Confidence =
Students who are engaged and confident in their ability to learn start to enjoy learning and tend to perform better in a post-secondary environment. This positive mindset is also critical to being a lifelong learner. The increased understanding, engagement, and confidence result in academic success.
of parents agree or strongly agree that their child is academically engaged at their FEG school.
FEG high school students took at least one honors class in 2022. 762
of parents agree that their child is appropriately challenged academically at their FEG school.
90% of parents agree that, compared to their previous school, their child is more successful academically at their FEG school.
97% of parents agree or strongly agree that the academic experience at their FEG school is customized for their child.
95% of students agree that they are likely to offer their thoughts or ask questions during class.
95% of students agree that they are confident in their ability to learn the material in their classes.
Class of 2022
At FEG, success is also personalized. We are committed to helping students find the path that’s right for them. For most students, this means finding the right college or university — not just the school that sounds best on paper, but the one that allows them to flourish. For others, this means pursuing highly specific interests that may be best developed outside the traditional college model.
We also customize our post-secondary support around the needs, dreams, plans, and goals of each student to help them discover and pursue their own unique path.
97.9% of 2022 graduates who wanted to attend a 4-year university or college were accepted.
$31.9 Million+ was awarded in scholarships to the Fusion Education Group Class of 2022, as reported to FEG by seniors or families.
Our students are accepted by and attend a wide array of public and private colleges and universities, ranging in size, geographic location, and areas of specialty and training. They also pursue other paths like gap year programs, entering the workforce, and more. Here is the breakdown from the students who shared their post-secondary plans:
Sample of 2022 College and University Acceptances
American University of Paris
Arizona State University
Art Center College of Design
Berklee College of Music
Bridgewater State University
California Institute of the Arts
California Lutheran University
California Polytechnic State University
- San Luis Obispo
California State University
- East Bay
- Long Beach
- Los Angeles
- Monterey Bay
- San Bernardino
- San Marcos
College of the Holy Cross
Colorado State University - Fort Collins
Concordia University - Irvine
Example Alternative Plans
• Full Stack & Coding Training
• Joined the military
• Culinary Arts Program
• EMS Certification and Paramedic Training
• Acting on Broadway
• Study abroad in Europe
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Fashion Institute of Technology
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida International University
Full Sail University
George Washington University
Georgia State University
Gnomon - School of Visual Effects, Games, & Animation
Grand Canyon University
Hawaii Pacific University
High Point University
Humboldt State University
Johns Hopkins University
Kansas City Art Institute
Lewis & Clark College
Louisiana State University
Loyola Marymount University
Metropolitan State University
Michigan State University
Montclair State University
Mount Holyoke College
Mount Saint Mary’s University
New York University
Oregon State University
Pacific Lutheran University
Paul Mitchell the School
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhode Island School of Design
Ringling College of Art & Design
Saint Mary’s College of California
San Diego State University
Santa Clara University
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art & Design
Seton Hall University
Sonoma State University
Southern Methodist University
Southern Oregon University
Stevens Institute of Technology
SUNY - Albany - Binghamton - Brockport - Old Westbury - Purchase
Texas A&M University
Texas State University
Texas Tech University
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Los Angeles Film School
The New School
The University of Tampa
The University of Tennessee
The University of Texas
University of Amsterdam
University of Arizona
University of California - Berkeley - Davis - Irvine - Los Angeles - Merced - Riverside - San Diego - Santa Barbara - Santa Cruz
University of Central Florida
University of Colorado - Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Hawaii - Manoa
University of Houston
University of La Verne
University of Louisiana - Monroe
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Nevada - Reno
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina - Charlotte
University of North Dakota
University of North Georgia
University of Northern Colorado
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of Puget Sound
University of Redlands
University of Rochester
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of Southern Maine
University of St. Andrews (UK)
University of the Pacific
University of Tulsa
University of Utah
University of Vermont
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Washington State University
West Virginia Wesleyan College
02 Student Well-Being
Along with academic success, we design our programs to support our students’ social and emotional development. We’re proud to say that our students receive support and guidance as they confront the complexities of life. When we teach and mentor our students, we support them academically, socially, and emotionally to become resourceful, critical-thinking, self-aware, and inclusive students.
Our Schoolwide Learner Outcomes
At FEG, our Schoolwide Learner Outcomes (Resourceful, Critical Thinker, Self-Aware, and Inclusive) describe the commitment we make to our students about their development. Each of these outcomes embrace academic and social-emotional learning themes and are embedded into our curriculum and programming.
Resourceful students explore their creativity, discover their own resources, contribute to class discussions, examine commonly held beliefs, make evidence-based decisions, and set goals. They also connect with peers who are similar and different to them, and are able to use helpful strategies when personal or social challenges arise.
Critical-thinking students demonstrate curiosity and ask questions, analyze information to differentiate between accurate and misleading, and express ideas. They engage in conversations about what’s going on in the world, and are thoughtful about the beliefs and perspectives of others.
83% of parents agree their child seems more
Confident since joining school.
92% of parents agree their child Enjoys learning at their FEG school.
One of the best parenting decisions we made “
“Our daughter has enormously benefitted from the individualized instruction and flexible scheduling that Fusion provides. She has been able to learn at her own pace and complete homework assignments that are often tailored to her creative nature. We can’t say enough about the high quality of her teachers and how respectful they are to her. She has been able to learn about each subject more deeply because of the 1:1 nature of Fusion’s instruction. Before attending Fusion, she disliked math and thought that she wasn’t good at it. Now, she is crushing math!!! Sending her to Fusion is one of the best parenting decisions we ever made!”- Mary B., FGA Parent
98% of parents report their child has positive relationships with their teachers.
89% of our parents agree that their child is comfortable asking their teacher for help.
87% of students agree or strongly agree that they feel connected to their teachers.
81% of our students report that they are comfortable standing up for themselves.
Self-aware students are active participants in their own learning and advocate for themselves. They are aware of their strengths and challenges, and they reflect on how their emotions, thoughts, and actions affect others. They can set achievable goals for themselves and are aware of their own needs. They are open to feedback and practice good communication skills.
Inclusive students adapt their communication to be effective for a variety of audiences. They demonstrate cultural sensitivity, recognize inequalities, and promote equity in their school and community. They reflect on their biases and make thoughtful choices.
FEG teachers use their training as mentors to create a safe, supportive environment that fosters positive mindsets and ensures students are emotionally supported.
of students feel that teachers listen to them and treat them with respect.
86% of students agree that they participate in the process of creating their educational goals.
86% of students agree that they are aware of and understand their educational goals.
86% of students feel that the adults on campus really care about them.
88% of students feel their FEG school helped them improve their ACADEMIC Skills.
94% of parents report that their child feels comfortable at school.
03 Total Family Impact
We consistently hear that our schools not only change the lives of students, but of whole families as well. As you’ve seen in previous pages, Fusion Education Group’s personalized approach helps students build social, emotional, and academic confidence, which extends into their lives beyond school. This, paired with our intentional parent communication, results in a positive experience for the whole family.
“Fusion Academy has truly changed life not only for my son, but for our entire family.”
- Jennifer S., Fusion Columbia Parent
Each of our schools do it a bit differently, but parent communication is a top priority for us at FEG. From daily class summaries and dedicated administrative connections, to thriving parent groups, our families are encouraged to be as connected as they’d like to be to their child’s education.
You’ll see in the data and on our various review platforms that parents appreciate this and are highly satisfied with their school experience.
Timely updates aware
97% of parents believe that Fusion Education Group faculty and staff are approachable.
96% of parents feel that they are regularly informed about their child’s overall performance.
92% of parents agree their school provides timely communication about school updates or new initiatives.
92% of parents have expressed satisfaction with the level of awareness about their child’s learning.
Overall Parent Satisfaction is Excellent
We asked our parents on a scale of 1-10 how likely they are to recommend Fusion Education Group schools to another family. We used those answers to calculate our Net Promoter Score (NPS). NPS is a powerful tool that measures overall customer satisfaction. Based on global Net Promoter Score standards, any score above 0 is considered good. Fusion Education Group’s score of 70 is rated outstanding. For perspective, the 2022 NPS scores of top consumer brands were: Apple, 52, Amazon, 51, and Google, 47. (Source: research company Comparably.)
Parent Net Promoter Score
One of the top reasons families enroll at an FEG school is because they were referred by a happy current family. In the 2021-2022 school year, our parent referrals went up by 45%.
Reviews & Testimonials
Outside of our surveys, we get notes and online reviews with success stories all the time. In the following pages, you’ll find some of the 5-star Google and Trustpilot reviews we have received this past school year.
Fusion’s Trustpilot page has over 500 reviews with an Excellent Trustscore of 4.7/5.
Additional Testimonials: Along with the testimonials on the following pages, each of our brands has testimonials and videos on their websites.
To read more reviews about a specific school, please visit their site:
“My daughter has been at Fusion for years. I cannot say enough good things. The staff, administration and teachers are all amazing. The one-to-one attention is great. Academics are amazing. The support is incredible. I cannot say enough good things. I don’t believe there could be a more supportive environment.”
“Fusion Global Academy has been a great experience for our son. He is able to focus and get a meaningful education tailored to his way of learning. The teachers are encouraging and invested in his success. We also love having flexibility with his schedule so we can travel.”
“Fusion Global Academy has been such a godsend for us! The teachers are amazing. The one-on-one instruction has given our son the chance to shine and grow in unexpected ways. He thrives in a discussion-based setting, and this classroom structure allows for customization of the curriculum and indepth conversations about important topics. His stress level is much lower than it was in a traditional setting and he actually loves school again!”
“We have had two high schoolers at Fusion and it has been exactly what they needed: challenging academically, socially-emotionally a fit, and hugely supportive to our teens and us as parents. A saving grace for our teens who needed smaller, more personalized school experiences. Our son was wellprepared for his transition to college, and our daughter, who is a current high school junior, is once again excited about her future!”
“Fusion was an awesome experience for my daughter. The individual instruction and attention gave her confidence and curiosity for learning that she never had. Thank you, Fusion, for a great experience.”
“We highly recommend Fusion! My son is taking upper-level honors courses, and the one-on-one setup means that he is totally understanding what he is learning because they can take the time to ensure he is comprehending concepts and he is not distracted by other students. His teacher is absolutely incredible and so kind. My son actually looks forward to his sessions every week! The facility is also beautiful and creates the perfect learning environment!”
“Absolutely incredible school! If you are looking for a top-notch education for your child, you should really look no further than Barnstable Academy! Caring staff that wants your child to succeed and they will push them to succeed.”
“I can see the joy in my daughter’s eyes. She always wants to go to school and comes home telling me what a great experience she’s had. And it’s consistent. Her confidence has grown. I can tell she feels seen and accepted for who she is and how she’s able to learn. Her teachers send me detailed daily reports. All her teachers are caring and knowledgeable. Fusion is amazing!!”
“Finding Fusion Global Academy has been the silver lining to our year and such a blessing! This school has such a unique 1:1 and different approach to teaching middle/high school that it truly is in a class all by itself. Our experience was nothing short of incredible academically. Our son felt ‘educationally stimulated’ in a way he had never thought possible before and was looking forward to classes and homework! Because of the individual approach and plan for each student, our boys were able to do schoolwork well beyond their grade and not feel ‘stuck’ in a grade-level-specific class.”
“Quality education by caring and dedicated teachers who build rapport with each student and individually tailor instruction to maximize each child’s strengths as well as help develop emerging skills. Warm and supportive environment where students feel safe, included, and understood but also are challenged to grow in new ways. Highly recommend this school!”