MHY Family Services’ Longmore Academy opened its doors in 2000. As a Private Academic School licensed by Pennsylvania Department of Education, Longmore provides education for at-risk youth in grades 1 through 12. Students who attend Longmore Academy benefit from a structured and supportive learning environment that is responsive to behavioral and emotional factors that impede students’ academic success.
Why Choose Longmore?
The student to teacher ratio never exceeds 12:1, and every teacher is Pennsylvania state-certified. Teaching Pennsylvania’s Common Core Curriculum allows credits earned by students to transfer back to their home school district for promotion and/or graduation.
The curriculum incorporates traditional core subjects with electives such as art, current events and character education. Students have available both Title I Reading and Mathematics. All students are testing in reading and math. Remedial interventions, including tutoring and special education are provided to address academic deficiencies.
Students who need special education have access to accommodations. Several of our teachers hold special education certification. Daily communication among all Longmore faculty members insures close examination of student progress both academically and behaviorally.
Longmore offers the following special education services: Learning support, emotional support, life skills support, other health impairments, Speech & Language, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Assistive Devices. We also offer 45 days special educational placements for the public schools.
All students are academically screened with Woodcock Johnson, Star Reading, Star Math, AimsWeb, and Study Island. We have Plato Cyber Program for students who may need AP classes, Honor classes and Foreign Languages.
Longmore Academy referral form is located near the bottom of the page.