About the Academies
TLC Leadership Academies
TLC Leadership Academies are a network of small private and public schools with a strong focus on high academic standards, social-emotional learning (SEL), and community service. In a safe, supportive, and academically rigorous learning environment, students experience a personalized instructional program that deliberately, skillfully, and authentically engages them in a developmentally appropriate learning experience.
TLC Leadership Academy’s curriculum, school model, and instructional approach are based on six innovative core design features. These include:
- TLC Transformational Education®
- Standards-Aligned Curriculum
- Evidence-Based Practices
- Relationship-Driven Culture
- Trauma-Informed Approach
- Collaborative Space Design
Frequently Asked Questions
What does it cost to attend?
There is no cost for students enrolling in the public charter school Academies @Cleveland and @Summerville. The 2020-2021 private school tuition rate for TLC Leadership Academy @Audubon is district-paid. There is a private pay option offered as well.
Who can attend the school?
The Academy @Audubon in Pennsylvania currently serves students in grades 7-12. The new Academy @Cleveland in Ohio will serve students in grades 6-12. The Academy @Summerville in South Carolina will serve students in grades K-12.
Is the school accredited?
Yes, TLC Academies are accredited. The private TLC Academy @Audubon is accredited by the Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS). Any future schools in other states will be accredited by one of the authorized accrediting bodies in the state.
Where is the school located?
The Academy @Audubon is located at 2600 Eisenhower Ave in Audubon, PA. The Lincoln Center for Family and Youth is currently applying for charter schools in Cleveland, OH (Cuyahoga County) and Summerville, SC (Dorchester County). School addresses for these two future public charter schools are pending application approval.
Do you offer transportation?
In some cases, home school districts provide transportation for students. Academies also offer various fee-based transportation options. Generally, parents and guardians are encouraged to provide for their student’s transportation.
What kind of curriculum is taught?
The school emphasizes STEAM education at all grade levels. This includes a comprehensive computer science curriculum, a dedicated STEAM teacher and project-based learning that equips students with the knowledge and skills to solve 21st century problems while developing fluency with science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.
What is project-based learning?
Project-based learning is a student-centered approach in which students learn about a subject by working in groups to solve real-world problems.
Do you have coaches and counselors on campus?
Yes! Social-emotional learning is integrated into each day. We offer life coaching (individual and group), comprehensive college and career planning, as well as counseling for those students who need additional support.
Do you accept students with IEPs / ELL?
Yes! TLC accepts all students and do not discriminate on the basis of disability or English Language proficiency. We enroll and provide educational services to special education and English learner students.
Are sports offered?
Yes, middle and high school aged students have the opportunity to participate in various individual sports, as well as intramural team sports. Extracurricular physical recreation includes activities such as running, strength training, yoga, and mindfulness.
What is the staff to student ratio?
We offer small class sizes with a staff to student ratio of 1:12.
How do I enroll my child(ren)?
We are accepting enrollment applications for the 2020-2021 school year @Audubon, and interest forms for the 2022-2023 school year @Cleveland and @Summerville. If you are interested in enrolling your child in one of our TLC Leadership Academies, please complete an interest form for Audubon (PA), Cleveland (OH), or Summerville (SC). Please complete a separate form for each child you would like to enroll. This form is designed to gauge interest and support for the school. Completing this form does not guarantee admission or obligate you to apply.