LIFES Academy (Lessons in Fundamental and Essential Skills)
LIFES Academy provides an engaging alternative setting for students with special needs. We help students shape appropriate attitudes, behaviors, and life skills so they can realize their fullest potential both academically and socially.
As its foundation, LIFES Academy embraces a partnership approach. We work with each student, family, and other community partners to ensure each individual student’s success by addressing not only the presenting symptoms but also their root causes. We serve students with developmental delays, emotional and intellectual disabilities, as well as health, learning, speech, and language challenges.
LIFES Academy is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Education and is an accredited member of the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities (VAISEF). Students are referred to LIFES Academy through their Local Education Agency's (LEA's) special education department in cooperation with the locality's Family Assessment and Planning Team (FAPT) and Community Policy and Management Team (CPMT).
Project Discovery is a college access program offered in grades 9-12 through STEP. Project Discovery encourages students to stay in and graduate high school, and it provides resources and tools for students to successfully make the transition to education beyond high school.
Through Project Discovery we empower students enrolled at Franklin County High School and LIFES Academy by providing tutoring, educational support, SAT and college application preparation, college visits, and other related assistance to low-income, first-generation high school students who want to go to college.
To make a referral, schedule a tour, or for more information about LIFES Academy or our programs, please contact us:
|ROCKY MOUNT OFFICE
200 Dent Street
Rocky Mount, VA 24151
Mike Meredith, Youth Services Director
(540) 483-5142, ext. 3047