Learning Skills Academy

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1247 Washington Rd.  Rye NH 03870

Tel:  603-964-4903

Contact Karen Elrod Staines, Executive Director at lsa@learningskillsacademy.org

Our mission is to Ignite the educational potential of students with language and learning differences so they may succeed in school, college, and career.

Learning Skills Academy (LSA) serves up to 60 male and female students, ages 7-21 years.  The day school program is 180 days with a 4 week summer academy in July.  Both programs are approved by the NH and MA Departments of Education.  Our students experience academic and social challenges resulting from language-based or non-verbal learning disabilities, speech and language impairments or other health impairments.

LS PlayThe Admissions process typically starts with a phone call, from either a parent or a school district.  The parent or guardian then visits for a tour and a conversation with the Executive Director.  If LSA seems an appropriate match for the student, the parents complete an application, and submit any recent information which may help the admission team learn about the applicant.  Upon review of that information, the student will be invited to spend a day at LSA.  A decision for admittance is usually made within a week of the visit.  If there is an opening, the student may enroll at any point during the year.

Taking dataIn addition to classes in English, Social Studies, Science, Art, Music and Technology, LSA students attend specific, individualized classes designed to help close achievement gaps and maximize their individual potential.  The students learn through direct instruction in the Language and Math Labs, as well as experientially through Adventurelore, an adventure-based counseling program.  Most classes have no more than four students in them.Staff

Our staff of 24 educators and therapists are trained in multiple teaching strategies.  These include  Wilson, Language!, Orton Gillingham, Woodmark Icons, Project Read, and other scientifically validated programs.

Learning Skills Academy was created in 1985 by a local father looking for a better education for his son.  He wanted a school that celebrates strengths and addressed academic weaknesses directly.  He wanted a place where kids with learning disabilities could feel they belonged.

Learning Skills Academy has grown over the years and now offers many educational services to students with language-based learning disabilities, non-verbal learning disabilities, speech and language and other health impairments.

Posted July 24, 2012 by nhpsea

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