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Philips Academy of NC

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Year Founded:
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

Career Interest Speaker
Repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday until Sat May 18 2019.
Monday, April 22, 2019 (All day)
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Communications/ Social Media Intern
Repeats every week on Tuesday until Fri Dec 07 2018.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 (All day)
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Website & Technical Support
Repeats every week on Tuesday and Thursday until Fri Aug 24 2018.
Monday, July 8, 2019 (All day)
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Summer Teaching Assistant
Repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until Thu Jul 25 2019.
Monday, July 8, 2019 - 9:00am
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Upcoming Events

Mission Tour April 25, 2019 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
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Mission Tour May 23, 2019 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
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Mission Tour July 17, 2019 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
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Holiday Open House December 17, 2019 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
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