The Lion P.R.I.D.E. (Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Discipline, Excellence) Academy offers promise, hope, and a sense of security and ownership for developing adolescents. Our team of teachers is dedicated to providing a pathway for all students to earn a high school diploma and achieve success to his/her fullest potential. Lion P.R.I.D.E. Academy understands that there is no single approach to learning that will work for all students, which is why we have developed instructional platforms that can occur through a combination of group and individual instruction within a classroom setting flexible enough to meet a variety of needs.
The Lion P.R.I.D.E. Academy is the only academy in Hunterdon County that will assist students with emotional and behavioral problems with successful, innovative therapeutic services through Rutgers Behavioral Health’s School Based Programs in conjunction with outstanding academics in a public school setting. With Rutgers, the Academy offers counseling, individual, group and family therapy, parent support groups, home visits, and quality management of the program. Please visit the menu link above to learn more about Rutgers School Based Programs.
The Lion P.R.I.D.E. Academy provides a program for high school students with emotional and behavioral problems operating in a public school, offering academic instruction with in-district clinical counseling and supports. The Academy is based on the student’s Individual Education Program (IEP), which will determine his/her academic pathway. Students served are aged 13 to 18, referred by boards of education from area school districts.
Each class will implement a well-structured environment that permits students to gain self-awareness skills and academic rigor. Daily group therapy, weekly individual therapy, study skills classes, and independent breakfast and lunch periods are included in the schedule. Enrollment in the school’s diversified program includes academic instruction geared toward meeting graduation requirements, as well as a transition to post-secondary life choices including work, continuing education, and community involvement. The program offers numerous community-based instruction and job experiences.