Welcome to LIFT Educational Academy!

Admission Requirements

LIFT Educational Academy accepts students 1st through 12th grade who are struggling in traditional learning environments. As experts in the field of psychology and education, LEA is prepared to consider all applications for children with ADHD, Dyslexia, high functioning ASD, and those with Learning Disorders. However, we currently do not have placement for students with a history of behavioral challenges.

LEA’s admission process requires a completed student application, parent and student interview, and a recent psycho-educational evaluation by a licensed psychologist.

Why is this needed? A psychoeducational evaluation tells us where the cognitive deficiencies are and allows us to design and customize your child’s individual curriculum and target the areas most needing correction and strengthening. It also allows us to measure real results and achievements. You can provide your own psychoeducational evaluation or we can administer one for you.

Admissions Process

STEP 1

CONTACT US

Contact our Admissions Staff to explore how LEA’s unique methodology will perfect your child’s learning experience.

Your discussion should include the following topics:

✓ Student-Fit Learning Models
(One-to-One Instruction)

✓ LiFT Brain Training for Cognitive Development

✓ Social-Emotional Development

✓ Choice of On-Campus and/or Home Education

CALL 800-613-6463

STEP 2

COMPLETE APPLICATION

The purpose of the application is to provide us with relevant information to better understand the needs of your child, ensure that LEA has the appropriate resources and staffing to serve you, and address those needs in our discussion together.

Once LEA receives your completed online application, we will respond with an appointment to meet.

Download Application

Step 3

MEET OUR DIRECTOR

LEA’s Director has extensive experience in leading teachers and creating customized education programs.

To prepare for your meeting, please bring the following:

✓ Recent psycho-educational evaluations and/or standardized testing.

✓ Student work samples, especially writing samples.

✓ Any other information that will be useful for our staff to understand your child’s needs.

If you do not have any of these items available, please do not worry, we will ask questions to help provide the information we need and offer additional testing for any missing pieces.

General Info

Information about LIFT Educational Academy

Fees are on par with local private schools but we offer the added benefits of:

✓ Student-Fit Learning Models including One-to-One instruction

✓ LIFT Brain Training (Brain-Based Curriculum)

✓ Subject-Matter Experts

✓ Individualized custom curriculum for your child

✓ Small student to teacher ratios

✓ Continuous Performance Tests

✓ Encouraging and caring environment

Step-Up-For-Student’s Gardiner Scholarship

Step Up For Students is one of two nonprofits administering school choice scholarship programs in Florida. The Gardiner Scholarship program is an “education savings account” program for children with special needs. The program was passed in 2014 with a budget of $18 million. Today it serves more than 10,000 students with a budget of over $100 million. The scholarship program allows children with certain disabilities to have access to special accounts that can be used to pay for private school tuition, fees, textbooks, curriculum, tutoring, therapies, educational technologies and more. Unspent money rolls over from year to year and can be saved for college. The money returns to the state if the student returns to public school full-time, moves out of the state, or has been a non-full-time student for three years.

Additional Opportunities

If you are aware of other opportunities or would like to create a scholarship or award for LiFT Educational Academy students, please contact us at info@lifteducationalacademy.com

Your Tuition Solution Loans

Education loans are available through Your Tuition Solution, to be paid back through monthly payments at reasonable interest rates. This option allows greater flexibility in the repayment plan and lowers monthly payments by allowing tuition costs to be repaid over a longer term. Should you choose to continue at LiFT Educational Academy for multiple years, Your Tuition Solution will incorporate future enrollments into the loan repayment terms.

529 Funds

On January 1, 2018, the rules changed for 529 plans (college savings accounts). They can now be used to pay for up to $10,000 per year of middle school and high school tuition. If you have questions on the guidelines or how to use those funds for LEA’s tuition, please contact your 529 plan administrator.

Tuition as a Medical Expense

For students who attend LiFT Educational Academy because of underlying health issues (such as depression, ADHD, autism, and other physical and mental health impairments that impact attendance or require specialized instruction and/or environment), tuition at LiFT Educational Academy may be considered a medical expense and eligible to be deducted on federal income tax. Please consult a tax professional to determine whether your situation qualifies.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Some employers offer the benefit of a flexible spending account, enabling pre-tax money to be set aside for health care expenses. In some circumstances when an underlying physical or mental health issue including learning disabilities and other conditions impacting learning like attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) is the determining factor for enrolling in LiFT Educational Academy, then that money may be used to fund tuition. Please check with your benefits specialist to determine whether this is an approved option with your employer’s flexible spending account requirements.

District Placements

In rare circumstances, a public school district may choose to place a student at LEA to receive one-to-one instruction for part or all of their Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals, or to implement compensatory education services or extended school year instruction.
If your IEP case manager has offered any of these options to you and you wish to consider LiFT Educational Academy to receive services, please contact us.
If you represent a public school district and wish to consider placing a student at LiFT Educational Academy, please email Dr Fabian Redler at or call (800) 613-6463

Although our learning environment is fun and playful, our students work hard all day at school.

We put their brains through an intense workout and believe in the importance of proper brain recovery. We do give limited homework assignments from time to time. We will keep homework to a minimal and allow the students to enjoy the late afternoons and evenings with their families and friends the way children are supposed to.

Our students are creative, intelligent, sensitive, and inquisitive. They are typical boys and girls who have atypical but fixable learning deficiencies and cognitive disorders. Read the case study below. It’s just one example of how with an individualized curriculum, targeted cognitive strengthening, and proper brain training techniques, a student can exceed expectations, overcome limitations and find success in every area of their lives.

Traditional Classroom Instruction Hours Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:00pm

Campus Hours for One-to-One Instruction Monday-Friday 8am-8pm

Home-Bound Instruction Hours
Monday-Saturday 8am-8pm

Office Hours
7:30am - 5:00pm

"Virtual Lab Hangout Hours"
are assigned as needed.

Transportation
may be available upon request.