APL's South Campus Expansion
A goal at APL has long been to serve our middle and upper school students by giving them as many hands-on learning opportunities and life skills experiences as possible. And year after year, interest in our elementary grades greatly exceeds our capacity. There are so many students seeking our inclusive education model - and want to bring more families into the APL community.
To achieve these goals, we need to add more space.We are thrilled to announce to you that in early February, APL signed an agreement to do just that.
APL has leased a 6,800 square foot school space to create a South campus just blocks away from our University Heights location.
This additional location will add dedicated classrooms for our Middle School and High School. And because the South Campus will be exclusively occupied by APL, we will also be able to add an open commons meeting space, an APL Bookstore, and an occupational “learning lab” that will include a working kitchen and laundry to facilitate vocational and independent living skills for our older students.
The addition of the South Campus will also give us to serve more students in kindergarten through fifth grade at “APL North” at University Heights. We will expand our elementary classrooms and have the space available to add services, such as a speech language pathologist and occupational therapy.
This exciting project means – more students and more capacity to support them with additional opportunities and programs. We were proud to be able to make the first public announcement about this expansion during the live broadcast portion of the February 2021 Masquerade Auction. Through a special appeal during that event, we have already raised over $20,000 toward this project.
If you were not able to join us for that event, I hope you will consider a charitable gift to support APL’s South Campus Expansion. Your gift in any amount will help us continue to grow our mission of creating success for students all across the autism spectrum, along with their typically-developing peers in an inclusive educational environment.