Public School Education
5605 Green Circle Dr, Minnetonka, MN, 55343-4525
Distance: 1047 Miles
Students receive free educational services through local public schools. Children and youth with disabilities are ensured a high-quality education through public school special education. School districts can vary in terms of grade levels served. Students may apply to attend a public school outside of their resident district.
Lionsgate Academy is a public charter school that serves students with Asperger Syndrome and those on the autism spectrum in their transition years, grades 7 - 12 and also offers a transition program for students ages 18-21.
As a public charter school, Lionsgate Academy is open to all students of all abilities; however, the program is inclusively designed to meet the unique needs of students living with Asperger Syndrome and those on the autism spectrum. These supports also benefit students without disabilities and those with disabilities other than Asperger Syndrome and autism spectrum disorder.
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HD-0500.1500Charter Schools Definition
Elementary or secondary schools that are operated by a nonprofit board under a contractual arrangement with a state education authority, public university, community college, intermediate school district or local school district. Charter schools can operate any combination of grades from kindergarten through 12th grade, can specialize in a specific subject area or approach, may be required to meet specialized accountability standards and/or to abide by the same laws and regulations that govern public schools, and cannot charge tuition.
HD-8000Public Schools Definition
Educational institutions for students in grades K-12 (or 1-12) supported by public funds that provide a formal education through a graded system of instruction that focuses initially on basic skills such as reading, writing, and mathematics and later on a broader curriculum of study which terminates in preparation for specific employment opportunities or undergraduate study at the postsecondary level.
HD-8200School Districts Definition
Local administrative units that operate schools or contract for school services in specific geographical areas.
HH-8000Special Education Definition
Programs that provide educational services including special placement and individualized programming, instruction and/or support services for exceptional children, youth and/or adults, including those who have hearing impairments, visual impairments, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities and/or other developmental disabilities, emotional disturbance, multiple disabilities or speech or language impairments and who need appropriately modified curricula, teaching methodologies and instructional materials in order to learn. Services may include the development, in partnership with the child's parents, of an individualized educational plan to meet the child's needs and the implementation and review at least annually of each child's plan to determine progress and future needs.
HH-8000.8500-800School to Adult Life Transition Services Definition
Programs within the formal education system that prepare students with disabilities age 16 and older (and younger students, where appropriate) to make a successful transition to adult life. Transition services are provided while students are still in school, consist of coordinated activities, include both classroom instruction and related community experiences, where appropriate, and teach students the knowledge and skills they will need for postschool activities such as employment, postsecondary education, vocational training, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living and community participation.
YF-1800.0400Autism Spectrum Disorder Definition
A developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior, and includes symptoms that impair the individual's ability to function properly in school, work and other areas of life. Although autism can be diagnosed at any age, it is said to be a "developmental disorder" because symptoms generally appear in the first two years of life. Autism is also known as a "spectrum" disorder because there is wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms people experience. People with ASD have difficulty with social communication and interaction (e.g. lack of eye contact, voice tones that sound sing-song or robotic, facial expressions or gestures that don't match what is being said), restricted interests (e.g., intense interest in numbers, details, facts), restrictive/repetitive behavior (e.g., repeating words or phrases, getting upset at changes in routine or sensory input such as light or noise). People with ASD may also experience sleep problems or irritability, but also have many strengths including the ability to learn things in detail and remember information for long periods of time; being strong visual and auditory learners; and excelling in math, science, music or art. But although ASD can be a lifelong disorder and while children who have ASD have difficulty in talking, playing with other children, and relating to others, including their own family, treatment and services can improve their symptoms and ability to function.
YG-8000.0400All Grade School Students Definition
Individuals who are enrolled in classes or courses of study in public or private schools for students in grades K-12 that are part of the formal education system.