ABOUT BE UNIQUE ACADEMY PREP
Be Unique Academy is a loving, nurturing and unique place for children entering kindergarten through eleventh grade. The school provides services to children with a variety of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The school exposes students to age-appropriate class activities with a modified curriculum allowing children to work hands-on while encouraging practical, life and social skills. In addition, the school provides age-appropriate class assignments, small group and individualized instruction, which addresses each child’s needs and abilities.
The School’s qualified staff creates life-long relationships providing consistency and stability in the student’s life. A side from the students core academics; they are exposed to a wide variety of extra curricular activities including, but not limited to: art, music, physical education, ceramics, keyboarding and Spanish as part of their weekly activities. Children in need of extra support of occupational, physical, speech/language and behavior therapy have an option to be serviced during non-core academic classes. In order for the therapist to maximize the student’s therapy sessions, a quiet area outside the student’s classroom setting is provided.
In addition, students receive instruction individually and in small groups in order to work on skills such as, but not limited to: reading comprehension, written communication, verbal communication, mathematics, science, phonics, sensory-motor processing, fine motor coordination, activities of daily living, expressive language, pragmatic and articulation. The program relies on a strong bond between director, teacher, parents and students in order to achieve each student’s full potential.
To create and provide a nurturing and educational environment for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities addressing the whole child: mind, heart and soul. We encourage close relationship development between teachers and students, providing a kind of consistency and stability that is rare in other settings.
Be Unique Academy was created to provide services to those children that need us the most. Founder Johana Sarmiento and Felix Cardenas envisioned a place where all children no matter their disabilities could share one common place where they could learn, share and laugh all while becoming productive members of their community. They have combined 20+ years of experience making this vision come true.