Several rationales drove the agency's decision. When we really looked at it, all our programs had a common goal, and that was education. It gave us the opportunity to put everything under one facility and reduce administrative overhead, Fielding said. The academy also fills a void left by the closing of Twilight, Benton Harbor's alternative school, around three years ago. We were seeing ourselves having to turn students away every year, because of the maximum capacity of every program, he said.