Sprouts Learning Academy (SLA) is a Program that runs Monday through Friday from 8am to 1pm for grades Kindergarten through 2nd with a 1 to 4 ratio of teacher to students.
This program includes a "gap year" option for those students who could benefit from an additional year of intensive, individualized instruction before starting Kindergarten. Per Tennessee education guidelines, a child can start Kindergarten at age 5 or 6. A "gap year" is for age 5 Kindergarten students who need an extra year before starting Kindergarten when they are 6 years of age.
Sprouts Learning Academy provides instruction in the following subjects: Reading, Language Arts, Writing, and Math. We also offer additional enrichment in Social Skills, Social Studies, and basic Science.
(Disclaimer: Caregivers need to check with their local school district for rules and regulations. KCA is not responsible for decisions caregivers make regarding their child's education.)
Parents are required to follow all state homeschool regulations including registering their child as a homeschool student with their local school district or an umbrella school.
Our Goal is to provide additional resources to our families that align with our values of offering high quality, intensive, early intervention services to all our students and their families.
The Mission of SLA is to offer a comprehensive learning environment for children on the Autism Spectrum by facilitating each individual student’s exceptional learning level and style.
SLA will be working over the next few years to become a full-time accredited school. Our goal is to become an acknowledge for operation (level 5 school) for grades K-2 by the TN Department of Education. This goal will depend on the number of students and interest in the program over the next few years.
The focus of SLA is to identify each individual student’s specific learning style and needs, and to adapt the classroom setting and teaching style to best accommodate each child. We will also coordinate with the families to understand what their short-term and long-term goals are for their child. As a team, we will help set specific academic goals for each student to make sure that we are helping the child adequately learn the skills that he or she will need to have before graduating from our program and moving on to their next academic adventure.
SLA is a privately paid tuition based program; it is not covered by insurance as it is academic based. Tutoring sessions are completed throughout the day which may be covered individually by the Tennessee IEA Program.