At Almansor Academy, a Special Education Non-Public Day School, each student is recognized to be unique and dynamic. We serve individuals with learning and/or emotional challenges or disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders; multiple disabilities; and mild cognitive delays. All Almansor Academy education programs meet or exceed the referring school district and California State Board of Education Curriculum standards. As a State-certified non-public school, we offer two separate tracks of instruction to meet the individual needs of each student. Upon program completion, each qualifying student receives a Certificate of Completion or a High School Diploma.
Program offerings for students aged preschool through 22 include:
- Small class sizes with low student to teacher ratio
- Daily Physical Education (PE)
- Adapted Physical Education (APE)
- On-side Student Counseling and Guidance Services (Mental Health Services)
- Language and Speech Services (LAS)
- Occupational Therapy (OT)
- Physical Therapy (PT)
- Case Management (Social Work Services)
- Mini computer labs in each classroom
- Transition Planning Services
- Positive Behavioral Support
- Online Curriculum (PLATO; Reading Eggs; Study Island; Unique; and more)
- ASPIRE Program – reaching students with attendance challenges due to school-based anxiety or school phobia
- Multi-Disciplinary Team Design
- Enrichment activities including art, music, and gardening
- On-campus work readiness training
- Workability I Program
- Transportation to and from campus
- Positive Behavioral Support
To further meet each student’s unique needs, Almansor Academy partners with additional support service agencies, such as Regional Centers, Wrap-Around, Full-Service Project (FSP), local universities and colleges, and other qualified service providers.
About our staff:
Our professional and support staff meet California license or teaching credential requirements in Special Education and/or areas of specialization. All staff members participate in the Taking Charge® training course in addition to continuous in-service training and professional development programs. Support staff includes those who are licensed or certified with the following credentials: Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT); Marriage and Family Intern (MFTI); Doctorate of Education (EdD); Pupil Personnel Services (PPS); Occupational Therapist (OT); Speech Language Pathologist (SLP); Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA); Behavioral Intervention Case Manager (BICM); Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA). Program supervision is provided by Education Directors who hold Doctorate or Master-level degrees in education administration, Special Education, or related fields.
Almansor Academy encourages aspiring educators, clinicians, and therapists in all areas – especially speech or classroom instruction – to inquire about internship and observation opportunities.
Parents and Caregivers
Parents and caregivers looking for an educational program for their special needs student look for a school that will individualize its programs to meet the unique needs of their child. The intake process at Almansor Academy offers both the parent and the child the opportunity to choose the most appropriate education plan for their needs and to make a commitment to work together to achieve the best possible outcomes for each student. Cooperation among families, staff, and students is further enhances through available support groups and trainings.
1955 Fremont Avenue
South Pasadena, California 91030