Offering academic degree programs specifically for students with learning disabilities, Beacon College allows the learner to optimize his strength while providing strategies that will help in overcoming the limitations usually set by such disabilities. BA and AA degrees are offered to students with ADHD, learning disabilities and gifted LD. The college’s programs are intended to establish the foundation for effective lifelong learning while enabling the achievement of personal goals.
Beacon College is located at Main Street, Leesburg, Florida which is approximately 50 miles Northeast of Orlando. It was founded in 1989 and is presently an acknowledged leader in education support services for students with learning disabilities. Students can choose a major in one of three programs including Computer Information Systems, Human Services and Liberal Studies. International Cultural Studies Program is offered during its summer term.
The annual tuition total is $ 35,150.00 inclusive of tuition, room, fee and board. The fee for the summer term is about $ 2,400.00. There are approximately 120 students coming from 30 states and the average class size is 10 students. Eighty percent of the full-time instructional faculty holds terminal degrees. The student/faculty ratio is 8 to 1.
On-campus residential housing at Beacon College is provided by the village apartments. Residential life in the campus is essentially supportive in fostering interpersonal skills and positive experiences in life. The college’s surrounding community provides various cultural enrichment activities and events as well as leisure and medical facilities. Wireless Internet access is provided in classrooms and residential halls while the computer labs offer only the best in state-of-the-art technology.