Thank you for your interest in Lionheart Academy! We serve students with level one and level two autism who are in grades 4-12th. Students we serve typically are served in the general education environment and may or may not receive inclusion special education support. We place a strong emphasis on formally teaching social skills and giving opportunities to practice those social skills. We offer two diploma tracks-a standard diploma (similar to the Future Ready Core) track and the Occupational Course of Study track that focuses on building work skills. We are able to provide differentiated instruction to meet our students where they are at academically. We offer small class sizes at an average of 12:1:1 (6:1) student to teacher ratio.
We typically recommend coming for a tour during school hours (8:00-2:30 Monday-Friday) in order to see our teachers and students in action. We can also answer questions and let you know a little bit more about our program. You can schedule a tour using this link which updates and allows you to schedule or reschedule up to three weeks into the future.
You can download our application here. Once you complete and submit the application we will review your application. If it seems like Lionheart can meet your student's needs, we will schedule them to come for a visit. Visits last from 9:00-1:00. Your student will bring a snack and lunch and participate in one of our classrooms. We prepare the other students to interact with them so they will typically have a good day in class. This allows us to observe your student and determine if they are a good fit for Lionheart. It also provides your child with the opportunity to get a sense if Lionheart is a good fit for them. Our team will discuss and will contact you to let you know if your student is accepted.
No person shall be excluded from admission or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity available at Lionheart Academy of the Triad on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, creed, political belief, age, national origin, linguistic and language difference, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, height, weight, marital or familial status, or disability.