New Visions Academy

Get Directions7131 Rutherford Road
Baltimore, MD 21244-2702
Baltimore County
Referral Contact(s):
Angela Washington Dr. Denise Pressley
Disabilities Served:
06 - emotional disability, 08 - other health impairments, 10 - multiple disabilities
Capacity of Facility:
MSDE Approval Category:
Type I Special Education
Ages Served:
11 - 21
Grade Range:
6 through 12
Private Pay Students Accepted:
Before and/or After School Program:
Nurse on-site (full or part time):
Wheelchair Accessible:
Hours of Operation for School Day:
8:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Length of School/Program Year:
12 month
Program Description:
New Visions Academy provides specialized education, therapy and hands-on training to male students who have been unable to succeed in the public school system. Our unique combination of core curriculum, vocational training and on-site therapy services helps students build a new vision for the next chapter of their lives. The year-round curriculum allows students, certified teachers, and licensed social workers to build trusting relationships in personalized settings and small class sizes. We believe highly individualized attention leads to positive outcomes and we measure success on an individual basis. Every student is assigned a clinical therapist to follow an Individualized Education Program (IEP), which combines educational, career training, clinical and behavioral management programs. Our unique approach allows students the opportunity to work with professionals in the auto, carpentry, and barbering fields and our new barbering program enables students to meet the requirements for a barbering license through the course! The Behavioral Management Program provides crisis intervention and behavioral counseling services. All students participate in the behavior management system that monitors daily progress and performance. As students advance through the program, they prepare for the opportunity to return to the public school setting.
Related Services:
Individual and group psychotherapy, group and individual therapy, psychiatric/psy assessment and consultation, occupational therapy, speech language services, transition service, vocational assessment, pre-employment training and employment opportunities.