Ignite Achievement Academy

Our K-12 private school provides a full education to students with learning barriers and special needs through individualized curriculum and education.
Students are able to participate in skill building, cooking, woodshop, art, music, and more!.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 48 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,500
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
48 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
16%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
Ignite Achievement Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
6 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
We do accept NC grants and scholarships.

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Gardening, Student Government, Yoga Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Classes, Music Therapy

School Notes

  • Ignite Achievement Academy (formerly named "Manus Academy") specializes in working with students in grades K-12 with learning barriers. These barriers often include learning disabilities, language disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, and depression.
  • Through compassionate, structured teaching practices and support for the whole-child, students receive the skills and support needed to thrive.
  • At IAA, we equip students with training to build essential academic skills to successfully complete coursework, solve problems, and meet the academic and social demands of their school environment.
  • Teachers and administrators utilize a variety of data and assessment tools and the school-developed academic plan, we are able to customize learning for every student's academic, social, and environmental needs.
  • Our methods and materials are based on decades of educational research that support maximized student learning. These methods have been further subjected to rigorous in-house testing and are continuously improved and updated. The result is a strong educational program where learning and success is ignited for every child.
  • Here at Ignite, we IGNITE student learning, IGNITE their passions and interests, and IGNITE their future!
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Ignite Achievement Academy cost?
Ignite Achievement Academy's tuition is approximately $26,500 for private students.
When is the application deadline for Ignite Achievement Academy?
The application deadline for Ignite Achievement Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
5  
When we came to Manus my daughter was struggling in her public school and not receiving the attention she needed to keep up with her peers. At Manus She was given an assessment and provided with the appropriate work for her learning differences and at a pace she could achieve the goals that were put in place for her success. Not only did she thrive her first year , but it really boosted her confidence. The staff is very nurturing and they stay on top of all the students issues whether its educationally or emotionally. It so nice to drop your child off at a school where you know they actually care about the well being of the student.
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5  
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Manus Academy and their teachers. They have done so much to encourage my child and make her feel successful. She refuses to miss a single day of school!
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5  
We are so glad to be part of the Manus Academy family! There is not another learning institution in the Charlotte region that has the individualized learning plan and holistic focus on the well being of each child. Each child can learn at his/her pace. There is minimal homework. A sense of community is present with every Teacher teaching social and life skills, at every opportunity, in addition to the academic curriculum. We highly recommend Manus to any family looking for a new school for their child.
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5  
We needed help. My son was slipping through the cracks of the Public School system. He needed a smaller student-teacher ratio and a more personalized curriculum to help bolster his confidence to better reach his potential. Manus Academy was the right choice for him and us. He has blossomed in his time there and loves going to school again.
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5  
Manus is an excellent school. My autistic son has attended for two years and we plan to stay. They create a curriculum tailored to his academic and social needs.
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5  
Manus has been a great experience for our son. He has learned that his learning challenges are just challenges, not complete road blocks to his success. Each of the teachers that have interacted with our son have encouraged him to give everything he tries his absolute best. The kids are held to a standard all their own.Homework is given when the child shows mastery or near mastery. This helps tremendously as our son feels success and knows he can do it.Communication with both the leadership and staff at Manus are excellent. We work together annually to plan for and execute the education plan for our son. Our son's educational plan is set specifically for him. There isn't a one size fits all solution at Manus. As our son has grown and changed, so does his educational plan. We could not be happier with Manus and all it has done to help our son!
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5  
I love this school. They have helped my child so much. When he first came to manus he couldn't do simple fraction problems now he is in a tenth-grade math class. My son also is dealing with the issue of having a difficult time with keeping his outbursts under control and manus is helping him with this problem . Overall this is the perfect school for any child.
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5  
Great place for kids with learning barriers/executive function issues. Roseanne Manus and staff give their all to these children. The class sizes of no more than 6 are ideal for ADHD kids and the teachers have therefore the time to prompt and keep on task.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 48 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,500
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Charlotte, NC is $16,083 for elementary schools and $16,413 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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