Mission & Vision
New Leaps Academy was founded in 2013, by a team who wanted to cater to the needs of children with exceptionalities. New Leaps Academy specializes in individualized instruction, small classroom sizes and compassionate and experienced staff. We are a not for profit, private school, serving students with varied exceptionalities, located in Wesley Chapel, Florida. We are licensed to serve K-12. We assist students with varied exceptionalities, in developing the students in all areas of learning, and getting them ready for society. Our in-house Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapists are able to work with the students in areas of their need. Applied Behavioral Analysis, (ABA) are also available when necessary.
Our mission is to effectively meet the needs of the students with varied exceptionalities, at the level of their need, and we strive to be the pioneer in exceptional student education, in the community. Our heart is to serve the children with varied exceptionalities with state of the art infrastructure, enhancing the learning with updated technology and more services. We are projecting a growth of doubling in the coming year and are planning expansion into neighboring school districts, to serve those communities as well.
Our primary need is to have a building of our own, to house our students, more classrooms, to have more in-house therapy rooms, a library, a bigger computer lab, a science lab, a sensory room and a fenced backyard, to have our own playground. We are looking for partnership from the community we serve, to make our vision a reality.
As we do not receive any local, state or federal funding for our school, we are raising money through fundraisers, to achieve our goal. We are looking for corporate and individual sponsorship, to help enlarge and empower us to proceed to better serve the community of children with exceptionalities.
If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to you joining us, with a sponsorship and extending a generous, helping hand towards our school.
Together we can make a positive difference in these students, one student at a time.
Standards of Ethical Conduct
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Training Requirement All instructional personnel and administrators are required as a condition of employment to complete training on these standards of ethical conduct.
Reporting Misconduct by Instructional Personnel and Administrators All employees and administrators have an obligation to report misconduct by instructional personnel and school administrators which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student. Examples of misconduct include obscene language, drug and alcohol use, disparaging comments, prejudice or bigotry, sexual innuendo, cheating or testing violations, physical aggression, and accepting or offering favors. Reports of misconduct of employees should be made to Dianne Caudill, ESE Assistant Academy Director. Reports of misconduct committed by administrators should be made to Debra Natale, Executive Director.
Legally sufficient allegations of misconduct by Florida certified educators will be reported to the Office of Professional Practices Services. Policies and procedures for reporting misconduct by instructional personnel or school administrators which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student are posted in the break room and on our Web site at www.newleaps.org.
Reporting Child Abuse, Abandonment or Neglect All employees and agents have an affirmative duty to report all actual or suspected cases of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect. Call 1-800-96-ABUSE or report online at: http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/abuse/report/.
Signs of Physical Abuse The child may have unexplained bruises, welts, cuts, or other injuries; broken bones; or burns. A child experiencing physical abuse may seem withdrawn or depressed, seem afraid to go home or may run away, shy away from physical contact, be aggressive, or wear inappropriate clothing to hide injuries.
Signs of Sexual Abuse The child may have torn, stained or bloody underwear, trouble walking or sitting, pain or itching in genital area, or a sexually transmitted disease. A child experiencing sexual abuse may have unusual knowledge of sex or act seductively, fear a particular person, seem withdrawn or depressed, gain or lose weight suddenly, shy away from physical contact, or run away from home.
Signs of Neglect The child may have unattended medical needs, little or no supervision at home, poor hygiene, or appear underweight. A child experiencing neglect may be frequently tired or hungry, steal food, or appear overly needy for adult attention.
Patterns of Abuse: Serious abuse usually involves a combination of factors. While a single sign may not be significant, a pattern of physical or behavioral signs is a serious indicator and should be reported.
Liability Protections Any person, official, or institution participating in good faith in any act authorized or required by law, or reporting in good faith any instance of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect to the department or any law enforcement agency, shall be immune from any civil or criminal liability which might otherwise result by reason of such action. (F.S. 39.203)