Puzzle Box Academy (PBA) is a private school in Brevard County, Florida, for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities. PBA is the first Kindergarten through 12th grade school in Florida to provide the Morningside Academy Curriculum and teaching style; in addition to following the Florida State Standards. The Morningside Model of Generative Instruction combines well-designed instructional materials, fast-paced classroom presentation, and focused practice to fluency. The results are expert and confident learners who apply skills and strategies to think about the world around them, continue to learn on their own, and solve problems of daily living. Each classroom is equipped with the latest in classroom technology, using interactive SMART boards for visual learners. PBA believes in a hands-on learning approach to schooling and is a year-round program that is open for academic session from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. After 1:00 pm, the school is available for enrichment activities, academic tutoring, and therapeutic treatment.
Puzzle Box Academy currently offers:
Serving children and adolescents affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities (Kindergarten through 12th Grade)
Running a year-round school model (students have 7 weeks off dispersed throughout the 12 month school year)
Has staff who are highly qualified and continue to participate in current professional development
Has a full day program
Offers academic enrichment between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Low student to adult ratio
Fundraising events support the student’s individualized tuition
Accepts McKay, Gardiner (formerly PLSA), Step-up, and AAA scholarships
Located in Palm Bay (Space Coast), Florida: Site offers classroom libraries, technology (classroom iPad labs, SMART boards), student friendly kitchen, large classrooms, and full a service kitchen as an option for hot lunches.
Kaleidoscope Interventions is an In-Network Provider with:
BCBS HMO and PPO
New Directions HMO and PPO
Aetna HMO and PPO
Cigna HMO and PPO
United Health Care/UMR
Tricare East – Standard and Prime