Unicorn Village Academy Announces 2020-2021 School Board Members
Boca Raton FL – August 11, 2020 -- Unicorn Village Academy, a unique, specialized middle-high school and post-graduate program for neurodiverse students has announced this year’s School Board and Officers for the 2020-2021 school year. This group of individuals brings a wealth of knowledge and subject matter expertise necessary to oversee the governance, policy and overall financial health of the Academy.
President Lori Cabrera, M.S. Vice-President Paula Hicks, M.Ed. Treasurer Craig Eppy, B.S. Secretary Shaina Smilovitz, MS, PHR Sharon Alexander, M.H.Sc. Rafael Cabrera, M.D. Joanne Gabay, B.A. Kim Hermanowski, B.A. Whitney Johnson, M.Ed. Lori Lesser, M.S. Mina Mandel, M.S. Jeannette Stark
Unicorn Village Academy is uniquely designed with the necessary, built in supports for students unable to succeed in a typical school setting. Students with neurodiversities, ages 11 – 22 plus, receive individualized academic support and vocational training. The focus of UVA is on the whole student (life skills, academics, and employment), encouraging independence, self-advocacy, and preparation for life.
Upper Middle & High School: Providing individualized academic support, preparing students for a high school diploma through standard or access option.
Pre-employment & Transition Program: Preparing students for employment by providing college campus experiences and opportunities for career exploration in the local community.
Summer Pre-employment training: Available to current students and also open to the community.
Post-secondary Employment Preparation Program: Instruction and internships for students in their last year of high school, recently graduated, or age 22 plus
Nationwide, 19.3 % of individuals with special needs will enroll in a post-secondary program or become employed. Since its launch in 2013, all graduates of Unicorn Village Academy have gone on to post-secondary programs or become employed. To learn more, call 561.826.9156 or visit www.UnicornVillageAcademy.com for information on enrollment opportunities or to learn more about the Academy curriculum.
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About the Unicorn Village Academy Founded in 2013, Unicorn Village Academy provides students with neurodiversities an individualized academic support, vocational training, life skill development program, including community integration. The focus of Unicorn Village Academy is on the “whole student” encouraging independence, self-advocacy, and preparation for life. Unicorn Village Academy offers a uniquely diverse learning experience in a climate of mutual caring, respect and responsibility to assist students in developing skills toward reaching their future goals. To learn more about the Unicorn Village Academy visit http://www.unicornvillageacademy.com. Also available on Facebook and Twitter.