Seated: Dr. George Carlo (Detroit Tigers), Dr. Paul Chapman (Dean of the College of Education and Human Services) Standing L to R: Dr. Dee Hopkins, Sister Edith (Dean of Students-Shepherd's Field), Bruce Navarro, Sister Gilchrist (Director, Ave Maria/Shepherd's Field schools
Ave Maria/Shepherd’s Field Board Meet at Longwood
On September 11, board members of the Ave Maria/Shepherd’s Field schools met at Longwood. After their Board meeting, they met with College of Education and Human Services faculty to explore collaborative opportunities, toured the campus and met with Dr. Ken Perkins, VP and Provost of Academic Affairs, during his Dean’s Advisory meeting.
The Ave Maria Preparatory School in Myakka City, Florida serves students ages 6 to 22 with special learning needs. It was established in 2004 and follows the Florida Common Core Curriculum but "encourages students to use the Disney side of the brain—the right, artistic, intuitive side." They use programs recommended by the International Dyslexia Association and the Learning Disabilities Association of America. Beginning January 2012, Ave Maria has implemented a new research-based program (THRIVE) to reverse the symptoms of autism, ADHD, developmental delay and emotional disorders.
The Shepherd’s Field Agricultural College is an inclusive two-year agricultural college and supportive living experience for students of diverse abilities.