The Academy

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The Academy provides a specialized learning environment for high school and transition-aged students. The program offers Wheeler’s therapeutic-education model in a smaller school environment. Small group instruction, individualized programming that builds on each student’s learning style and a range of clinical services are offered to meet students’ needs in one setting.


“The success he acquired towards becoming a confident, competent and capable young man is humbling. I could not have asked for more.”

-Parent of student attending Wheeler’s Academy


The Wheeler Difference

Supported by an array of clinical services, a wide range of innovative and supportive instructional approaches help students engage in academics, build confidence and move forward in their learning.

  • A low 3:1 student/teacher ratio ensures students receive the attention and support they need.
  • An innovative co-teacher model pairs special education teachers and regular education teachers to off engaging and individualized instruction in most content areas.
  • A broad range of enrichment activities, including art, music, physical education, pre-vocational programming, and life skills, helps round out the academic experience.
  • Individual and group therapies are provided by experienced clinicians trained in a range of therapeutic, speech and/or occupational therapy approaches designed to address mental health, behavioral and other challenges from a transdisciplinary and trauma-informed perspective.

A Coordinated, Integrated Approach

A transdisciplinary team approach that includes a full continuum of educational, mental health, psychiatry, speech, occupational therapy and health and wellness services in one location

  • Specialized programming, such as community-based learning and transition services
  • Close coordination with home school districts and families to ensure that students’ success is put first
  • Short-term diagnostic placements and multidisciplinary evaluations to provide an individualized assessment of student needs
  • Neurofeedback and biofeedback to assist with non-medication-based approaches to address issues related to stress, anxiety, trauma and ADHD symptoms
  • Linkages with other programs offered across the Wheeler continuum
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