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Philips Academy of NC

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Year Founded:
2005
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Deborah Hofland
Main Address:
3115 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

What We Do

Our vision is to see young adults with cognitive disabilities and autism who are ready to enter the work force, live independently and lead self-determined lives. There are more children than you realize that cannot learn in a traditional school setting. This is where Philips Academy comes in.

We are a school unlike any other in the greater Charlotte area, serving students with complex learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities and autism. We take a life-centered approach to education, providing individualized academic, job and social skills training in order to maximize each student’s ability to live and work independently.

The need is real. Families from Raleigh, Morganton, South Carolina and Iowa have moved to Charlotte so their children can attend Philips Academy.

Interesting Info

Only 17% of individuals with cognitive disabilities and autism in NC are employed!
95% of graduates are working, volunteering or pursuing further education! Our students are taught work skills through internships in a variety of industries.
Students are taught life skills – how to tell time, ride the bus, count money, cook a meal.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Communications/ Social Media Intern
Repeats every week on Tuesday until Tue Dec 14 2021.
Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
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Upcoming Events

Holiday Open House December 15, 2020 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
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