T.C. Harris Academy
T.C. Harris Academy is designed for students needing a structured and responsive environment. The Academy is a stand-alone school building for students living in our group homes as well as some day school students. There are six classrooms, each of which provides differentiated instruction and equitable access to state-approved curriculum. These classrooms are led by licensed teachers and have Teacher Aides as well as Direct Support Professionals to support an inclusive learning environment. Both the Academy and School also have access to an on-site Occupational Therapist, a Speech-Language Pathologist and a Speech-Language Pathologist-Assistant.
T.C. Harris offers an array of classrooms led by licensed teachers to meet the individual needs of our students in the setting most appropriate for their learning. Students are placed into a classroom according to age, social and behavioral skills, functioning level, and cognitive ability, with consideration for individual vocational and educational needs. Teacher aides and experienced support staff in the classroom are available to further assist our students in meeting their academic goals.
These classrooms have an emphasis on social studies, science, language arts, reading, and math with the goal of obtaining a high school diploma.
The elementary, middle school, and high school traditional academic classrooms focus on subjects including language arts, reading, math, spelling, science, social studies and health. Additionally, the high school level rooms also offer career planning, economics, geography, government, algebra, and any specific requirement for high school graduation.
Functional academic classrooms focus on practical reading, language arts and math, as well as the acquisition of skills to live independently in the community.
Students within the functional academic rooms are working towards their certificate of completion. Curriculum in these rooms include vocational training, career planning, occupational therapy and speech groups, current events, social skills groups, and emotional development.
Students in the Essential Skills classrooms receive more intensive instruction and training on basic activities of daily living as well as pre-academic skills.
The Essential Skills classrooms provide support for communication by utilizing a variety of communication modalities to support the individual needs of students. Sensory integration is part of the daily activities within these classrooms.
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For more information about our day school offering, please contact us.