Language & Literacy Academy for Learning

Helping every child rise above
educational barriers.


Language and Literacy Academy for Learning

Helping every child rise above
educational barriers.


Language and Literacy Academy for Learning

Helping every child rise above
educational barriers.


DCF Report Abuse Hotline phone number: 1-800-962-2873

We are ready to enroll! We are accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year.

Virtual Tour of our Campus
Language & Literacy Academy for Learning is a Polk County Public School charter school.

Charter schools are independent public schools that operate under a performance contract (or “charter”) with defined rules and regulations.

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General Info

Principal/Director:  Dr. Tandria Callins CCC-SLP

Grade Levels: Pre-K-12

LLAL-Student Code of Conduct 22-23

Quick Info

Registration and Enrollment

An applicant must have either an IEP or FSP to be enrolled into the school.  If the child is younger than 3 years, they must be in the Early Steps Program under a Family Support Plan. For more information please  click here or go to the enrollment page. 

Programs & Facilities
  • Picture Exchange Communication System: Supportive/ Participatory, infant/toddler
  • SymbolStix
  • Unique Learning
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Math
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ELA
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Science
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Social Studies
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Waggle
  • Physical fitness & Health with our robust Special Olympics program
  • The Rhythmic Arts Project (T.R.A.P.)
  • Zones of Regulation – Social & Emotional Curriculum
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (Transition Services)
  • Hospital Homebound Program
Career Opportunities

Click here to see all employment opportunities. 

Staff Directory

For the staff directory click here

About Us

Language & Literacy Academy for Learning is a free public charter school that serves PreK – 12th grade students with IEPs or IFSPs. Our proven educational and therapeutic model gives students with disabilities the opportunity to learn in a supported environment which allows each student to rise above their social, mental, emotional, behavioral, and educational barriers.

Upcoming Events

11 December 2023

Holiday Spirit Week

December 11 - December 15
15 December 2023

Student Early Dismissal

8:00 am - 1:00 pm
18 December 2023

Winter Break

December 18 - January 4, 2024


330 Avenue C SE
Winter Haven, FL 33880

School Hours

M-F: 8am – 3pm
Weekends: Closed

Phone & Email

[email protected]

Our Principal

Dr. Callins is a Speech & Language Pathologist and her Ph.D. is in Special Education. She believes education from cradle to career is essential to achieving prosperity for every student at Language & Literacy Academy for Learning. Her vision is for every student to excel in the areas of literacy and language across all content areas. She believes in the potential of every student and chose the Phoenix as their school mascot. Just as the phoenix rose from the ashes, we will rise and soar above educational barriers.

“I no longer feared the darkness once I knew the phoenix in me would rise from the ashes” -William C Hannan.

Dr. Tandria Callins CCC-SLP



What Parents are Saying

“In public school, I was told my son would never speak or read. Within his first few weeks with his amazing teachers at Language and Literacy Academy, he started speaking and shortly after he began reading! They truly understand him and how to reach him.”

“My daughter goes to this school and has done leaps and bounds. She is striving to success with the help of the staff and the administration.”

“I am so appreciative of being part of such an amazing environment. In two months of [my son] attending this school I have noticed the change and the glow in him. You guys are like a gift from god. Please continue to be extraordinary! I am so happy [he] is in this school!”



Get In Touch

Location: 330 Avenue C SE, Winter Haven, FL 33880

Telephone: (863) 268-2903

Email: [email protected]

School Hours: M-F: 8:00 am – 3:15 pm

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