Innovations Academy provides educational and therapeutic services to students, ages 8 – 21 who are in grades 3 – 12, who have been diagnosed with:
- Emotional Disabilities
- Intellectual Disabilities
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Specific Learning Disabilities
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Other Health Impairment
- Multiple Disabilities
We interview students and families to determine their placement needs. While we believe our program can meet the needs of most students who tour our school, we do encourage parents and students to visit several different programs in order to compare the educational and therapeutic services offered. The best educational and therapeutic “fit” is imperative to best reach the student and set a tone of support, collaboration, and HOPE with the family and placing school district.
The Placement Process begins once a student has been identified as needing a therapeutic day school placement as the most appropriate “least restrictive environment” for school services. Home school districts will then contact our program with their referral and our team will set up a tour with the parents/guardians and student. During the tour we will review the components of our program and provide a walking tour of the school facilities. If it is deemed by the parents/guardians and student that one of the Innovations Academy programs is appropriate for placement, we will have the parents/guardians fill out the necessary releases and placement paperwork at that time. Our team will then communicate with the home school district in order to set an official start date and coordination of necessary transportation.
Parents/guardians are always encouraged to make a visit to the Innovations Academy Therapeutic Day School programs prior to an official referral being made by a school district. However, the home school district must ultimately approve the placement in order for the coordination of appropriate funding unless the parents/guardians choose to pay for the educational services out of pocket.