Acld Learning 

ACLD School Information


The ACLD School offers school choice to parents of students experiencing learning problems in the Youngstown community and surrounding areas.

This school is designed to offer a specialized program and curriculum 
for students with learning difficulties.


The ACLD School is a private, non-profit, chartered non-public 
school. IRN: 015696. This school is a John Peterson scholarship provider. The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship (JPSN) gives the parents of children with disabilities the choice to send their child to special education programs other than the one operated by their school district of residence to receive the education and the services outlined in their individualized education program (IEP).


1. Enrollment:

The ACLD School Program includes 1st through 8th grade with enrollment of 65 students. Students are enrolled based on documentation of existing learning problems and in accordance with our enrollment procedures established by board policy. 

2. Student-Teacher Ratio: 

Overall, student to teacher ratio is 12:1, but this varies based on the age, grade and educational needs of the students enrolled. Educational assistants also help in providing support services and in offering an individualized program for each child.Teachers are state licensed intervention specialists and regular education teachers . The staff also includes: a Certified Clinical Counselor, Speech and Language Therapist, Art and Physical Education instructors, Occupational Therapist and a Technology Coordinator.

3. Curriculum:

The ACLD School has developed its own curriculum based on the Ohio State Standards. All students will be assessed with diagnostic tests to identify his or her individual learning needs. The focus of the program is on the basics of reading, math and language. Social studies, science, health, physical education and art are offered to ensure that students receive the required elements for an appropriate and well rounded education.


The ACLD School believes that all students can learn if they are given the right tools and taught through methods that reflect the way they learn. We believe that through experiencing success, our students will become more successful. By minimizing competition and maximizing cooperation, ACLD establishes a positive and productive learning environment.

ACLD School is located in downtown Youngstown, near the campus of YSU. 

The ACLD School admits students of any sex, creed, race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of sex, creed, race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies and other school-administered programs.

If you are interested in registering for The ACLD School please click here.