Therapeutic Educational Program
Spencer James Academy (SJA) is a private therapeutic school which services children in kindergarten to 5th grade. SJA combines the best practices in educational interventions, along with mental health services, for children who's moderate to severe mental and/or emotional problems impede their abilities to function in mainstream school.
These children are often failing in academics and are constantly being removed from their classrooms or suspended from their schools.
SJA strives to provide a stimulating environment in which each child can develop lifelong skills and a love for learning. We are dedicated to high, ethical standards of behavior, including honesty, integrity and respect for one another.
To assist children with mental, emotional and behavioral problems in achieving their greatest social, emotional and educational potential.
- Strengths-based and individualized
- Family-driven and youth-guided
- Coordinated across systems and services
- Connected to natural helping networks
- Data-driven and outcome-oriented
- Culturally and linguistically competent
- Utilization of Wraparound Services to link children and families to services that will assist them in reaching their goals.
Spencer James Academy is a division of the Parent's Information & Resource Center, Inc. (PIRC).
- In 1992, PIRC was incorporated as a not-for-profit (501C-3) organization in the State of Florida.
- PIRC provides outpatient mental health care to adults and children.
- PIRC is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) to provide outpatient mental health treatment.
- PIRC services are funded via government grants, Medicaid, Medicare Part A & B, Private Insurance and sliding fee scales.
Spencer James Academy
817 North Dixie Highway
Pompano Beach, Florida 33060
Your tax-deductible donations are welcome! The Academy is always in need of cash assistance and school supplies donations.
One Time Donation
Academic Calendar 2011-2012
2011-2012 School Calendar-Broward County Public Schools*
Hurricane make-up days in order of preference: 10/27/11, 1/19/12, 3/29/12, 6/07/12
*Year-Round Schools Follow Different Calendars