Welcome to the Don Smith Learning Academy


We thank you for visiting our school site for the Don Smith Learning Academy. The mission of the Don Smith Learning Academy is to provide students with a uniquely supportive environment which will enhance their employability, and maximize their academic and social growth.

Our educational focus is centered on four areas:

• Academics: students receive instruction in the core academic areas of reading, writing, math, science and social studies.
• Career Development: students create a career plan, build resumes, practice interview skills and learn what is required for them to pursue their career of choice.
• Life Skills: students graduate from the Don Smith Learning Academy prepared for life as adults. Students learn how to live on a budget, find an apartment, purchase a car and be a responsible citizen.
• Personal Improvement: students are taught life-long learning skills, conflict resolution, goal-setting strategies, physical/emotional wellness and self advocacy skills.