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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

We think the whole world could learn from our school about overcoming obstacles... creating a hopeful way forward... standing on your own two feet as well as the necessity of a strong support system... the happiness of having a friend and the satisfaction of a job well done.

Philips Academy is all about "Real Learning For Real Life".  We are an independent middle and high school for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Our unique curriculum is a combination of academics, job training, and social/ life skills. Bridges, our post-secondary program, supports young adults to achieve independence, like finding a job, riding the bus, and cooking a meal. Students explore volunteering, paid employment, independent living and more to find their path to success.

This purposeful education prepares our students for all of the responsibilities and benefits of adulthood. Our mission is to provide our students with the academic, occupational and social skills needed to be self-reliant, confident and contributing members of their communities. 

Interesting Info

80% of our graduates are employed, compared to the 17% average in our state for individuals with disabilities.
Our students volunteer about 2000 hours per school year at local nonprofits as part of the job training curriculum.
Flavor House is a student-led enterprise on campus since 2019. We fulfill orders for roasteries and sell our own bags.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Career Interest Speaker
Repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday until Fri Jun 10 2022.
Monday, September 27th, 2021
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Upcoming Events

2021 Paving The Way September 28, 2021   to October 12, 2021   Read more »
2021 Turkey Trot November 19, 2021   Read more »

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