Listing Type : MANSEF Schools
Location : Maryland / Baltimore County
County : Baltimore County
Phone : 410-663-8500
Fax : 410-663-0805
Referral Contact : Ed Sauls 410-663-8500, Employment Opportunities: Cheyenne S. 410-663-8500 x 201
Disabilities Served : 06 - Emotional Disability, 09 - Specific Learning Disabilities
Length of School/Program Year : 12 month
MSDE Approval Category : Type I General Education, Type I Special Education
Capacity of Facility : 29
Ages Served : 14 - 21
Grade Range : 6 through 12
Private Pay Students Accepted : No
Setting : Day
Before and/or After School Program : No
Nurse on-site (full or part time) : Yes
Wheelchair Accessible : Yes
Hours of Operation for School Day : 8:30 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Program Description : The New Directions Academy provides partial and full day services for special education students in grades 6 through 12. Students receive instruction in content areas needed to earn high school credits toward graduation. Students also prepare for state required functional testing and the high school assessment program. Classes are mixed grade. Special education and general education students are educated by teachers who meet state certification requirements. Related services are provided individually or in mixed groups as necessary and appropriate per each student’s Individualized Education Program. The staff of the New Directions Academy includes an educational director, principal, teachers, instructional assistants, a behavioral specialist, and a licensed clinical professional counselor. New Directions also accepts sex offenders.
Related Services : Speech/language therapy, counseling, social work