Welcome to Atlantis Academy Coral Springs! Atlantis Academy Coral Springs is a K-12 private school, educating students with learning differences and various abilities in Coral Springs, Florida and the surrounding area.
Atlantis Academy’s unique educational program includes individualized attention and specialized instruction, while providing the behavioral, social and emotional supports necessary for students to achieve goals and reach their full potential.
Coral Springs also offers an adult L.I.F.E. Program which is an intensive, post-secondary program that helps young adults bridge the gap between school and employment. Participants can expect a blend of classroom instruction, work experience, and social enrichment opportunities to help equip them for the real world. Students of the L.I.F.E. Program benefit from services unique to our program, and gain new skill sets that prepare them for the next chapter of their lives.
Best of all, our school community has a low student-to-teacher ratio, welcoming environment and experienced, caring and nurturing staff who help foster students’ self-confidence and self-esteem. We accept applications year-round – apply and join the Atlantis Coral Springs community today!
Donna Bussiere joined Atlantis Academy Coral Springs in 2001 and has served as director since January 2017. For almost two decades, Donna has devoted her career to helping ensure our students succeed and reach their full potential. She holds a degree in elementary education from Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts and earned a Lifetime Teacher Certificate for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a Foundations of Reading Certificate. Donna is involved in the National Council for Social Studies, Special Olympics and is a member of the U.S. Track and Field Association.
Director of Enrollment
Teresa Marrero has been part of the Atlantis Academy family since 2015. Prior to her transition into the role of Director, Teresa was our Assistant Director; and a Middle School Foundations instructor, before that. Teresa brings over 10 years of experience working with children and adolescents who present with a wide range of exceptionalities. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Services and a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. Teresa prides herself on participating in educational trainings and is preparing to complete the Licensed Mental Health Counselor exam in hopes of touching the lives of as many children as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions about Coral Springs
Yes, students are expected to wear a uniform every day. Your campus will provide purchasing information.
Yes. The Before-School Care program starts at 7:00 a.m. and the After-School Care program is provided until 6:00 p.m. on every full day of school. To participate, please register your student in advance.
Yes - although extracurricular offerings may vary slightly from year to year. We offer a full range of after school activities including social skills group, multimedia club, swim club, debate club, gaming club, photography club, cooking club, music, and arts & crafts.
Yes, we offer both individual tutoring and group sessions for all subject areas.
The L.I.F.E. Program provides a comprehensive experience to prepare young adults for employment and independence after high school. The unemployment rate for young adults with disabilities is close to 90%, but the skills our students gain in the L.I.F.E. Program prepares them to defy those odds. Our proudest moments are when students exit the L.I.F.E. Program because they have secured full-time employment, often with benefits.
However, success may be defined differently based on students’ and families’ personal goals, desires and expectations. Upon admission to the L.I.F.E. Program, each student completes a personalized learning plan with L.I.F.E. Program staff that outlines individual goals and benchmarks needed to achieve those goals.
Students in grades K-4 begin at 8:30 a.m. and are dismissed at 2:30 p.m.
Students in grades 5-12 begin at 8:15 a.m. and are dismissed at 3:00 p.m.
Students and young adults ages 18 through 21 with varying abilities may apply for the L.I.F.E. Program. Our most successful students have a desire to receive transition services in a setting outside of a typical school, have exhibited a need and a desire for greater independence, and will benefit from participation in a variety of workplace internship experiences.
After School Care
Kitchen Cooking Skills Area