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Florida Edition — Volume X, Issue II 9 First Hope at The First Academy Orange County 2667 Bruton Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32805 407-206-8801 Contact: Patty Myers, Program Director firsthope@thefirstacademy.org www.thefirstacademy.org Serving Grades: PreK - 12th Grade Student/Teacher Ratio: Inclusion Program 1:2, Transitions+ Program 4:1 Ideal Student: Two exclusive McKay programs Inclusion Program offers an opportunity for students to participate and learn with typical peers every Tuesday and Thursday. The goal for our students is independence as well as having our students make measured data driven progress. Program includes Christian teaching/ daily devotionals, Fast ForWord/Reading Assistant programs, Classical School events, My Virtual Reaching Coach program, weekly personal information checks, field trips, iReady Reading and Math programs, Applied Behavior Analysis program, full-time and part-time ���� Inclusion Program K-12th: students learn with typical peers twice a week. ���� Transitions+ K-12th: social skills, job training, self care, life prep and more. ���� Early Learning 3-4 year olds ���� Home Program K-12th www.thefirstacademy.org �� 407-206-8801 firsthope@thefirstacademy.org options, OT, Speech, Adaptive PE, Therapeutic Listening, social skills training, Chapel, Terra Nova Standardized Testing and Star Reading Assessments. Program includes the option of a standard or special diploma. Transitions+ Program gives students an opportunity to learn about and participate in skills such as social skills, job training, self care and general life preparedness skills. Students will also follow a Math and Reading curriculum. This model does not include weekly inclusion and does not offer a standard diploma for grades 6-12. The K-5’s ratio is 1:2, 6-12th is 1:4, therapies included in K-5, 6-12th for an additional fee. Our goal is for each student to be self sufficient, by teaching skills they need to fulfill God’s purpose for their lives. Early Learning Program 3-4 year olds and Home Program K-12 are also offered. It is the mission of the Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Department to ensure that schools provide opportunities and programs that encourage students to develop academic and social skills commensurate with their abilities. The commitment of the ESE Department is to assist all school personnel in the appropriate identification, placement, and programming for exceptional students. We recognize that services to families are essential to student success. To assist there are Program Specialists available to answer your questions or concerns. Parent Education & Support - Glendia J. Cloutier Autism Spectrum: (North Lake) Kindra Abner & (South Lake) Gale Linson Deaf or Hard of Hearing - Lorri Gilbert Emotional or Behavior Disorder - Cindy Patterson Intellectual Disability - Cheryl Bishop McKay Scholarship - Sharon Rodgers Pre-K - Roxie Fussell Exceptional Student Education 201 West Burleigh Blvd. Tavares (352) 253-6600 �� www.lake.k12.fl.us


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