Focus Point Academy Information


Focus Point  Academy Requirements:

Students referred to F.P.A. must have...

· An active (in-force) IEP

· Student’s mental health needs must prevent him/her from accessing and benefiting from the available special education services at the comprehensive campus

· Must have social-emotional/behavior goals addressing specific intensive social-emotional/behavioral needs

· Must have a functionally –based behavior support plan (BSP) implemented with fidelity prior to referral

· Comprehensive school has exhausted all support resources available at the site including all social emotional support services (e.g., consultation with school psychologist; related services such as  counseling, school based mental health and/or private therapy; behavioral supports and interventions).

F.P.A. Goal:

Our goal is to help students gain the social and emotional skills needed to be successful in a comprehensive school.  



Focus Point academy is designed to focus on developing skills in socialization and problem resolutions to achieve academic success.   

Pillars of Character:

All Students are rated every half hour on the three pillars of the program plus a personal goal.

These pillars are:      




What Makes FPA Unique:

Grades 1-12

* 100% specialized academic instruction; Credit Recovery

* Adult to student ratio of 4:10 (teacher & 3 paraprofessionals)

* Extensive training for all teachers and staff in Research-based  Program

* Explicit expectations for academic performance & behavior: student needs are addressed in positive ways = school-wide individualized point (reward) system; Activity Room; Surprise reward fieldtrips

* Social and Emotional Skills taught in classroom

* Intensive mental health services on campus

Focus Point Academy is located at:

 119 West Palm

Altadena , California 91001