Our History

Established in 2012, Focus Academy is the dream of a small group of parents of children with special needs.
The founding parents envisioned a school where their children would be valued and supported. Creating a school environment where their children would be prepared for academic, social and workplace success was their ultimate goal. By partnering with professionals in the educational and therapeutic communities their dream became a reality.

Our Mission

To engage students in an educational community which emphasizes feelings of value, support and success

To create a learning environment where academic success is expected and achieved

To provide our students with rich and varied opportunities for individual development; social interaction and connection; relationship building and social emotional growth

To teach students necessary skills that enable them to move beyond the classroom and serve as active members of their community

To prepare students to live the most independent and purposeful lives possible

Mission Statement

Focus Academy is a Public Charter Middle School, High School and Transition Program serving students who have or are eligible for, an Individual Plan (IEP). Our mission is to provide a proactive, relationship-based, environmental approach to learning. Focus Academy recognizes the importance of educational, social and emotional supports.  Focus Academy offers our students rich and varied opportunities for individual development, social interaction and connection, relationship building and social-emotional growth, providing them with the necessary tools to move beyond the classroom and to become active members of the community.

Vision Statement

The vision of Focus Academy is to provide students with cognitive and developmental challenges with an educational community that supports academic success, feelings of value, and connection. We enable students to grow beyond limitations in order to live independent, purposeful and enriched lives.

Family Testimonials

What Do Parents Say?  According to our annual parent survey, the overwhelming majority of Focus Academy families recommend Focus Academy and its programming.

"[Searching for] a school for children with disabilities for my daughter is what brought me to Focus and everyone has gone above and beyond for my autistic daughter. She also feels very safe."
“Focus Academy has not only met our needs but had FAR exceeded anything we could have ever hoped for. When I first read about Focus, I felt it was too good to be true. In the end, I have seen first hand that Focus is far more than anything I could have imagined. ”
“The teachers here are very passionate about what they do, and they also are very good in realizing the strengths of each student."