Lionsgate Academy is a public charter school with a mission to serve students with high-functioning autism in their transition years (grades 7 through 12). Our general education teachers, special education teachers, and therapeutic support service staff work collaboratively with our students and families to identify our students’ unique strengths and challenges; we strive to provide a well-rounded education for our students. In many ways, we function like a typical high school with core academic classes (e.g. math, science), elective classes (e.g. drama, art), and after school activities (e.g. music, automotive club, legos club). In addition, we have full support services and transitions teams on staff to provide necessary training in areas such as social skills, occupational therapy, speech-language skills, and transition skills (i.e., service learning, home living skills). All of our programs are designed to meet the unique needs of students living with autism spectrum disorders.
Lionsgate is planning to expand the school to a new site in 2018. The new site will be located on the east side of the Twin Cities. If you are interested in following the development or assisting during the planning phase, please e-mail Lisa Moss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The monthly schedule for Governance Committee meetings has changed. It will now be held the first Wednesday of each month at our Green Circle Drive campus. The meetings will begin at 5:00 pm. Thank you!
Things are progressing nicely at the new facility. For the past two weeks we have all been working hard unpacking, getting furniture placed in classrooms and staff work areas, giving tours to families and staff, and getting final touches finished for the last inspections.
LGA at Green Circle Drive is on schedule for staff to return Monday, August 15th and ready for students to arrive on Monday, August 29th for the first day of school. The construction for the gym is beginning this week with removal of the roof and further demolition in the coming weeks. The stairway and door inside the building to this area is blocked off for safety for both students and staff. The door will be locked with a padlock and covered with a thick plastic with physical visual barriers. The construction on the gym is scheduled to be finished by the end of October. During the construction, the site will be fenced in and PE class will be utilizing the trails and parks nearby, along with a contingency plan for rainy days. More information will be provided during Back to School Night for the new site (Green Circle Drive, Minnetonka) on Thursday, August 25th.
We are also excited to start this school year with our 1:1 Chrome book initiative. Every student will be assigned a Chrome book to use during the school day. More information about this initiative and the arrival and dismissal procedures will be mailed out to families next week.
Back to School Night for Programs are as follows:
- Tuesday, August 23rd, Lynx Program, 5:00 to 6:30 pm (North St. Paul Campus)
- Tuesday, August 23rd, AIM Program, 6:30 to 8:30 pm (North St. Paul Campus)
- Update! Thursday, August 25th -Minnetonka, Green Circle Drive Campus:
- Grades 7-8th
- 6:00 – 6:20 pm
- 6: 20 pm Walk schedules and meet staff
- Grades 9-12th
- 7:00 – 7:20 pm
- 7:20 pm Walk schedules and meet staff
- Grades 7-8th