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Lake Hills: Home of the TIGERS!

We are located in the beautifully quaint town of Howey-in-the-Hills. Our facility is an amazing 94,300 sq. ft. State-of-the-Art facility built in 2008 to accommodate the educational needs of many Lake County students.

The VISION of Lake Hills School is to develop each student's abilities and talents through successful school, community and work experiences by working cooperatively as parents, teachers and staff in an environment of mutual respect and personal worth.

The MISSION of Lake Hills School is to provide our students with high quality learning opportunities and functional skills instruction, enabling each student to reach the highest level of achievement and to contribute to their community. We believe that each student can and will learn, and it is the mission of the school to provide students with a quality education designed to meet individual needs through personalized learning experiences facilitated by educators and supported by parents and the community.

Our BELIEFS are clear: we believe that our students should receive planned and varied instruction that build upon individual strengths and compensates for weaknesses with the support of families and agencies so that each student can become as self-sufficient and independent as possible. We believe that every student should be provided with opportunities to gain confidence, develop self-advocacy skills, and the communication and social skills necessary for appropriate and responsible social behavior. We further believe that students should participate in community based instruction, allowing skills to be taught and practiced in authentic, real world environments. We believe that families should be welcomed as partners in the educational process and should be provided with information about their children and with opportunities to participate in school activities.