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New Independence Academy Has Moved to a New Location

August 2, 2018 New Independence Academy has moved to a new location. The school will move to 3016 Summit Rd, Goldsboro, NC 27534.

New Independence Academy Opens its Doors to the Region’s High Functioning Autistic Children

October 9, 2013   The Board of Directors announced today the opening of New Independence Academy (NIA), a school designed to serve the educational needs of the region’s children with high functioning autism.  Initially serving K though 11, NIA will offer a full K-12 curriculum after receiving its accreditation following 2 years of operation.  The school will be operated from the fellowship hall of the Rosewood Worship Center at 2103 O’berry Center Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530.

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The school utilizes a digital curriculum for its core subjects, as high functioning autistic children tend to learn better with a learn-at-your-own-pace model with lots of individualized attention from teachers and their assistants. This digital model is coupled with a combination of life and social skills exercises all intended to help students develop into independent, successful adults.

 

The President of the NIA Board, Chris Buck, said “The time has come to offer these children a fair shot at getting a good education.  The public schools, even with wonderful teachers and staff, don’t have the resources to give these kids the support they need.  As a result, kids at all levels of the autism spectrum are grouped together, which doesn’t serve the interest of any of them, particularly the high functioning children with normal to above average IQ.  Our intention is to be that safe, supportive option, and our goal is to prepare these kids for college and life as a contributing member of society in the future.”

New Independence Academy is a non-profit organization, established in 2013.  New Independence Academy is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on account of race, age, color, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or religion or otherwise as may be prohibited by federal and state law. Any employee, board member, volunteer or client who believes that s/he or any other affiliate of New Independence Academy has been discriminated against is strongly encouraged to report this concern promptly to the School Director and/or Board of Directors.