Our Student Population

At Manus Academy, we work with students from grades three through twelve. Most of our students have academic barriers that prevent them from succeeding in a regular education program. Some students have learning barriers, which interfere with their ability to read, write, spell or calculate. Other students have barriers that interfere with their ability to control their attention or emotions. Many of our students experience not one barrier but several. This compounded difficulty makes them vulnerable in regular education environments.

Our average enrollment is between sixty and sixty-five students, which is close to our capacity. Most students are enrolled in our classrooms that each consists of six students and a teacher and, for part of the day, a teacher’s assistant. Some students, however, attend our school in a one-to-one setting and see tutors individually for three or more hours a day. Some students work both with their home-school parents and one of our tutors.
At the end of any give school year, the majority of our students re-enroll in our academy. Because many of them are dealing with multiple barriers, they often need several years in our customized environment before they are ready to attend other schools. Other students remain with us because they wish to graduate from Manus Academy.

Some of the students who are ready to attend regular education schools continue to see us for after-school tutoring to help ensure their success at these other schools. Of the students who graduate, some of them continue their education at four-year universities and some attend community colleges for specialized training or to take college courses. Still other students receive services offered by Vocational Rehabilitation, a government-sponsored organization that helps people receive training then placement in jobs best suited for them.

Our Assessments and Results
Our Key Elements of Success
The Manus Academic Process


6203 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC 28226 • (704) 542-6471