2019-2020 – CAMPUS located at: THE SHOPS AT COPPER BASIN
2510 E. Hunt Hwy, Queen Creek, AZ 85143
Our educational program is clear. We put the student first!
Academy is the heart and soul that begins to spark an imaginative and creative mind. However, therapy is crucial and exhilarating. Both create a winning strategy for your child when we find tune and align their specific therapeutic and academic goals.
We focus on developing a therapeutic plan cohesive with their individual academic plan. We want to enhance their ability in the classroom and in life! We know when we help assist behaviors and social-emotional needs, we open the student’s mind to academic readiness and stellar growth.
We provide an open learning environment, with loving, nurturing, and credentialed staff, allowing each student to progress at their own pace. We are vigilant in analyzing their IEP and therapeutic needs to create an individualized learning plan (ILP) that we can measure accurate progress,
adjust where needed, and inspire your child to grow, take new risks, and challenge themselves.
We desire each student to feel our commitment to their success. We want each student to know how special they are. We encourage each student to reach their potential and know that WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER!
Communication and Transparency Philosophy
We value advocacy for each student and to accomplish that, we have a standard of transparency in day-to-day care, education, and therapies provided to your child. Parents are aware and up to date on therapy information, educational services, ILP goals, and how their child is doing overall. We are committed to sharing real-time data with parents. Informed parents are the best advocates for their child. We provide a monthly Educational Program Report that breaks down the goals and achievements of each student with our parents and their student success support team.
- 4:1 Paraprofessionals with each Teacher ( 3:1 Student | Teacher Ratio, Classroom is open environment 10-12 students). Those with ABA therapists have their own 1:1 help. We do not tolerate disturbing the learning of others with those that have severe behavior issues. If they do not have an 1:1 ABA full time, they are unable to attend our campus at this time.
- Loving, Calm, Self paced, Fun, Judgement Free Zone environment
- Each classroom includes three components if you participate in all services offered.
- Academy Program for your child’s schooling.
- DDD funded therapy (or private pay funded therapy)
- DDD funded specialized habilitation in the DTT after-school program
Your child’s specific schedule will be provided during the conclusion of the enrollment process.
- Reading: Phonics Boost, Khan Story Hour Academy and S.P.I.R.E, and TBD depending on child’s dyslexia screening and assessment
- Saxon Math, PurpleMath, Khan Academy, Semple Math and TBD depending on child’s dyslexia screening and assessment
- We utilize Barton for our Dyslexia program
- We also specialize in a Dyslexia Program for students who need that accommodation. We have a 25 yr experienced dyslexia specialist. We know 80% of children with IEP/MET have a form of dyslexia. Proper credentialed teaching, one on one and real diagnosis is crucial. We have seen way too many SPED students turn 13 yrs old and not know how to read. In public and in private schools. We believe if we can do anything for a child to open their world it is through reading.
Elective Programs IncludedWe have created programs derived from our passion to enrich your child and show them our commitment to their development. We also offer these services to the community. So if you have a friend that needs services but not academy they are welcome to join in for support of their child.
- Recreational Therapeutic Social Skills Group
- Adaptive Karate Class
- Trampoline Therapy Program (great for behaviors)
- Farm to Table Therapy Cooking Program (Knowing what you’re eating)
- Art and Music Program (Correlates with Academia such as: Dyslexia, and IEP Goals)
- Peer Mentoring Program — Inclusive Social Skills and Leadership Program
- Adaptive Swim Program / Inclusive Social Swim Recreation Events (YMCA)
- Life Skills Program (From Hygiene to Emotional Self Care)
- Explore our Community Program
- Dyslexia Program
- Adaptive Dance Classes
Our Standards for Staff
Lead teachers are highly qualified with years of classroom experience and/or varying levels of degrees and SPED certifications. Teachers only work 6 hr days to help eliminate burn out and help them develop their personal and professional life. They are provided ongoing training 2x a month from our Leadership team including Director of Student Affairs, CEO and John Maxwell Leadership Principles, as well as Dyslexia and Behavioral training by certified and accredited mentors.
Instructional aides are trained in the principals of Applied Behavior Analysis and are presented with formal training 2x a month from our Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and our Special Education Director (SPED). Aides are trained in the areas of classroom management, appropriate behavior support and child development/psychology. We only allow our teachers to work 6 hrs a day…no burn out! We believe in paying them well and our vision is low employee attrition and dedicated staff to our mission and values.
ALL staff are required to have a background check, Article 9 training, and CPR First Aid Certificate. ALL staff are required to participate in on-going development and leadership training that they chose depending upon their career goals.
We have students with medical needs throughout the day and have a licensed medical professional on staff at all times. Their job is to administer medications as needed to students, handle emergency medical situations, if they arise, and coordinate ongoing care with families and doctors. This staff member knows each child personally. Children are funny about medicine and who is helping them. Trust is a big thing for students when someone is helping administer their feedings, to daily medications.
Transportation services are provided depending upon availability and need. We are able to services Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, and Florence. Transportation costs are typically paid through approved DDD funds approved by your Support Coordinator in your ISP. PLEASE let us know if you do not have Transportation approved in your ISP and we will help advocate to get that added to your student’s plan.
Academy and Therapy School Day Hours
Before School Care Program (available from 7:30-9:00 AM either private pay or Respite Pay).
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM – Academy Time
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM – Lunch Time
1:15 – 3:30 PM – DTT Time (Scheduled Therapies, and Elective Programs)
3:30 – 5:30 PM – After School Care Program (available either private pay or Respite Pay).
Lunch can be purchased for 5.00 a day or your student can bring their lunch. We will be providing real food. Real nutrition. Not 2.00 catered and bland and boring food that no one wants to eat.