The short answer to this question is, we don’t believe in Special Ed. We believe that education for all children should be special.
The entire student body of UP Academy is fully integrated. All children learn and play together. We are able to accomplish this because our Neurodevelopment Program is specifically designed to support children who need it, and our educational and physical therapy teams work together to accommodate different learning styles and physical needs.
If you are the parent of a disabled child, there is no Special Ed room here. Your child is expected to, and will, learn and play together with able bodied kids, and have the same expectations for academic excellence and functional life skills.
If you are the parent of an able bodied child, your child is expected to, and will, learn and play together with disabled kids and have the same expectations for academic excellence and functional life skills.
We believe that, when given expectations, all kids are capable of rising to meet them. Each child has an educational advisor that they work with on goals.
We strive to have our values of innovation, empathy and strength present every day, so all of our students learn to create, work and play with kids who are different from them and who learn differently.