The Education Academy offers a 45-day Alternate Interim Program (A.I.P.) catering to Pre-K to 6th-grade students (ages 3-11) as a responsive solution to out-of-district placement recommendations from public school districts. Designed to ease the transition for families and students, our program fosters a supportive, less restrictive educational environment, with the goal of eventually returning to the public school realm. Ideal for students facing social and emotional challenges that impact their educational plans, the 45-Day A.I.P. provides an invaluable opportunity for exploration and growth. If you believe this program aligns with the needs of your families, please reach out for further details and discussions. These forty-five days mark the beginning of diverse educational opportunities tailored to your student’s well-being and growth.
The Education Academy is currently implementing a Resource Room program to address the needs of students who require additional support in advocating for themselves and working collaboratively. The initiative aims to help students cope with the lingering effects of pandemic-related isolation, as parents face challenges securing external therapies and activities. The Resource Room offers one-on-one and small group instruction in subjects where students struggle, becoming an integral part of their academic support team. It also provides assistance with homework and projects, recognizing the changing home environments of students. In this nurturing environment, students develop social and emotional skills, enabling them to work effectively both in and outside the classroom and become productive members of their communities. The ultimate goal is to maximize learning potential and inspire leadership among all participating students.
Transition Plus +
The Transition Plus + Program allows those students who may not be ready to transition to Public Middle or High school settings when the majority of their peers are able to stay additional time at The Education Academy and focus on those executive functioning skills and academic criteria as well as social awareness to be successful in the larger public setting. At this time this allows for The Education Academy to have ninth (9th) grade students follow their District curriculums with the additional help The Education Academy is known for, along with the services accounted for, in the student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).
Extended School Year
The Education Academy’s ESY Program provides additional time for students, beyond the school year, to help develop their academic and social skills. Students are exposed to language arts, reading, mathematics, science, daily swimming and social skills. An extension of related services as mandated by the student’s IEP are also provided (counseling, speech, and OT). Students attending ESY will also enjoy educational, recreational field trip experiences.
Our Pre-K Program helps children advance skills in core pre-academic areas such as literacy, math, and science, as well as in other essential areas such as art, music, language, social and emotional well-being, health and wellness. Our child-centered approach exposes students to a diverse array of learning activities to assure they thrive in all areas of child development, creative thinking, problem-solving, empathy, collaboration, curious investigation and decision making. We are therefore building the skills and self-esteem needed for academic success and social-emotional health.
Behavioral Analysts view behavior as a product of its circumstances. As such, they look to the environment to identify why individuals behave the way they do. When it is determined why the behavior occurs or does not occur, procedures can be put in place to increase or decrease the behavior of concern. Behavior services support skill acquisition in all areas, including academics, social and emotional, functional and life skills, as well as reduction of challenging behavior.
All decisions are based on individual data to determine if procedures are working. Assessments (like Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires, PEAK, ABLLS, AFLS) allow Behavior Analysts to assess skill level and address areas of needs.
All Education Academy staff are trained in behavioral analysis for the purpose of viewing behaviors as a product of circumstances.
The Education Academy provides OT services as per the student’s IEP. OT therapy assists students with various needs to improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment. Students’ skills for playing, school performance and daily activities are composed with what is developmentally appropriate for that age group. The psychological, social and environmental factors that can affect functioning in different ways are also addressed. Children are worked with both individually and in a small group.
Puppies with a Purpose
The Education Academy’s Puppies with a Purpose program builds on the pre-existing human-animal bond. Interacting with a friendly pet can help many physical and social-emotional issues. The goals of the Puppies with a Purpose include:
Improving motor skills and movement
Increasing verbal communication
Developing social skills
Increasing willingness to join in activities
Improving interactions with others
Motivating willingness to exercise
Reducing anxiety because of its calming effects
Helping learn empathetic and nurturing skills
The Education Academy prides itself on infusing character education throughout all academic and social disciplines. Our students will be assisted in every way and throughout every day to develop into moral, civic, well mannered, behaved, non-bullying, healthy, critical, successful, traditional, compliant and socially acceptable young citizens.
The Education Academy provides Speech therapy services as per the student’s IEP. Speech therapy observes speech language and cognitive communication skills to identify types of communication problems such as articulation, fluency, voice, receptive and expressive language and then treats the accordingly. Children can be met both individually and in a small group.
Never Stop Moving (Neurodevelopmental Sensory Motor Therapy)
The Education Academy is fortunate enough to provide a program that incorporates reflex integration and sensory motor concepts. This therapy program is headed by our Occupational Therapist and Adaptive Physical Education teacher. Specific exercises are used to promote the integration of delayed primitive reflexes. Various sensory tools are utilized and progress is monitored in the areas of physical, emotional, and academic growth. Further, students will be able to self-direct which sensory tools or strategies are most helpful to them.