At the Almansor Academy, a Special Education Non-Public (NPS) Day School, the unique and dynamic nature of each student is recognized. Serving individuals with learning and/or emotional disabilities, including those with autism, multiple disabilities and mild cognitive delays, all education programs meet referring school district and California State Department of Education Curriculum standards. As a California certified non-public school (NPS), the Almansor Academy offers two tracks to meet each student’s needs and abilities. Upon completion of our program, all qualifying students will receive a Certificate of Completion or a High School Diploma.
Serving individuals preschool through age 22 years, program offerings include:
- Small class sizes with rich student to teacher ratio
- Daily Physical Education (PE)
- Adapted Physical Education (APE)
- On-site Student Counseling and Guidance Services (Mental Health Services)
- Language and Speech Services (LAS)
- Occupational Therapy (OT)
- Physical Therapy (PT)
- Case Management (Social Work Services)
- College/Vocational Counseling and Guidance
- Mini computer labs in each classroom
- Transition Planning Services
- Positive Behavioral Support
- Online Curriculum (PLATO, Reading Eggs, Study Island, Unique, etc.)
- ASPIRE Program — reaching students with poor to no attendance 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
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 participates in the Taking Charge for Educators™ training course in addition to ongoing 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 Interns (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), and/or Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA). Program supervision is provided by Education Directors holding doctorate or master’s degrees in education administration, special education or related fields.
To further meet each student’s unique needs, the Almansor Academy partners with additional support service agencies such as the Regional Center, Wrap-around, Full-Service Project (FSP), local colleges and universities and other qualified service providers.
The Almansor Academy encourages aspiring educators/therapists in the areas of Speech and classroom instruction to inquire about internship and/or observation opportunities.
Parents and Caregivers
Parents and caregivers seeking an education program for their special needs student are usually looking for a school that will individualize a program to meet the unique needs of their child. The initial intake process at The Almansor Academy offers both the parent and child the opportunity to choose the most appropriate education program for their unique needs and make a commitment to work together with the Almansor professional and support staff to achieve the best possible outcomes for each student.
1955 Fremont Avenue
South Pasadena, California 91030