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Lake Academy
/daryl-wolfgang lake-academy 9504 E Columbus Drive FL 33619 (813) 623-6286 (813) 623-6004 Kirstie.Naoom@truecorebehavioral.com 50, Ages 12-19 TrueCore Behavioral Solutions, LLC http://www.truecorebehavioral.com/ Nonsecure /facilities/restrictiveness-levels#nonsecure 13 Tampa Kirstie Naoom Facility Administrator

The Lake Academy serves 50 females, ages 12 to 19, in a non-secure residential commitment program. The program provides intensive mental health treatment services to youth with a DSM-V Axis I or II mental disorder who demonstrate serious to severe symptoms of mental disorder and impairment in social, emotional, and/or adaptive functioning. The program also provides services for youth with borderline developmental disability (BDD) and developmental disability (DD) diagnoses.

The length of stay depends on the youth’s progress in the program by completing their performance plan goals, decreasing their criminogenic risk factors and addressing the youth’s individual treatment goals.

The Lake Academy is a Type 2 program offering English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading and one elective course. 

Education services are provided through the Hillsborough County School District.

  • In Tampa, proceed south on I-75 to Mango exit 52, which is Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Blvd.
  • Turn right on MLK Blvd.
  • Proceed approximately 1 mile to Falkenburg Road.
  • Turn left onto Falkenburg Road.
  • Proceed to the third traffic light, which is Columbus Drive and is 0.1 miles past Lake Avenue. 
  • If you reach Windhorst Road, you've gone about 0.2 miles too far. 
  • Turn right onto Columbus Drive and follow the road for about ¼ mile.
  • Lake Academy is located on the right.