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The Monarch School

Private | K-12 | 120 students

Our school is best known for clinical and compassionate education.

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Living in Lakeland

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $78,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $780.

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 7 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
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Posted October 20, 2013

What an amazing school. Monarch offers my grandson a warm, friendly environment with strong academics. Without Monarch, he would be just another number in public school and would fail. God Bless all the teachers of Monarch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2013

When my daughter was in public school she was bullied to the point that I was there everyday at the same time.. I check into The Monarch school and I knew it was the best option.. From the staff, teachers and students.. I wish I would've have put her there sooner. The school has helped so much and she loves going there.. I never worry about bullying.. It is a great school.. They do great things for all the kids.. I am so thankful I found it.. This year she is a senior and it's good but I am sad also.. I tell everyone I know about the school in hopes that they get more students which they have grown since my daughter was 13 yrs. old she is now 18..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

Need to enlist a friend or two with stuff like "I was supposed to tour the campus with the director, but she canceled on me twice. I finally went with the Dean, but he rushed me through. The kids in the computer lab told me they didn't have Internet and I saw kids in the program I wanted for my son sitting in a 'bedroom' singing along with the radio-this is teaching?"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

This school is a godsend. The teachers aren't just collecting a paycheck, they actually care for the students. They know all of them by name, know the parents, and its like they are a part of your family. My son hated school and was bullied daily because he has aspergers, but at Monarch he is accepted and flourishes. This school does everything they can for the kids and families that attend, how many other schools can that be said about? The Monarch School is by far the greatest school, the warmth and care they show everyone that walks on campus is amazing and deserves to be rewarded although they don't do it for the rewards which makes them all the more deserving!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

My son goes to The Monarch School and he now likes school and the staff is very understanding of his autism and doesn't make excuses on why he cant do things but makes ways that he CAN do them! The staff goes out of their way to help the kids and give parents information on community functions and programs that can benefit autistic kids. AWESOME school never had an issue with the school not challenging my son academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

My son is in first grade at Monarch. He has grown so much since last August!! I couldn't be happier with the school and the teachers, who are kind and nurturing! He loves going to school and can't wait for it to start again! I hear about Monarch every day because he wants to go back!! I am so grateful for Monarch teachers and staff!! Happy Mama
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2013

The Monarch School offers students with ASD the best education. Small class sizes, technology, and great teachers helps make this school a success. www.themonarchschool.org , @MonarchLakeland
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 11, 2012

I have talked to many people that are dissatisfied with being charged for services by this school that their children are not receiving. We are putting together a petition to present to the Polk County school board for a full investigation.


Posted February 29, 2012

My daughter not only benefits academically (she is in the Advanced Studies High School Program), but socially she is becoming amazing! The direct instruction of social skills has made such a difference!! We love The Monarch School!!
—Submitted by a parent


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College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 50% (2012)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 50% (2012)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Polk State College
University of South Florida
Hillsborough Community College
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
American sign language
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Therapeutic
Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Amy Arnold Msed
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (863) 680-1296

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Direct instruction
  • GED
  • Hybrid
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Multi-aged
  • Standards-based
  • Therapeutic
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • On Twitter at: @MonarchLakeland On Facebook as https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Monarch-School/164018678298
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What are your chances?


5 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
15
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
30

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$0 - $15000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
McKay Scholarship

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Polk State College
University of South Florida
Hillsborough Community College
College preparation / awareness offered
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
College prep programs/courses during the year
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
2 year college - 50%
4 year college - 50%
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1736 New Jersey Rd
Lakeland, FL 33803
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Phone: (863) 680-1290

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