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New Lubbock school for students with learning disabilities to open

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A new school to help students with learning differences prepares for their grand opening in Lubbock.

Director Lisa Stane explained that the Sharp Academy started with a friendship between her son and former Lady Raider Basketball Coach Marsha Sharp. Students then voted to name the Academy after her.

On Friday, they will host a grand opening reception and then classes start next Tuesday. The school is open to students in fifth through eighth grades who have dyslexia, ADHD or other disorders that cause them to learn differently.

"We want to compliment the school systems here, not compete with them, and offer an opportunity for these students to come in, get a little bit more intervention in the classroom, build their confidence, learn how to self advocate about their learning difference and then they can go back to their school system if they wish," says Lisa Stane, Sharp Academy Director.

Stane says they plan to add grades each year so students can graduate from the academy if they choose. There is also a rolling enrollment policy so students cans tart classes there at any time.

For more information, just go to their website by clicking here.

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