The Luma Center

A Program of Valley Forge Educational Services


  • School to Work and Adult Life Transition
    A Free Workshop for parents, educators and community members in the Community
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 7:00–8:30 pm
    School to work and adult life transition is a very important time in the lives of students with special needs and their families. Come spend the evening with us for a highly informative and interactive session on strategies that help students to become gainfully employed. We will focus on creative more non-traditional ways to attain and maintain rewarding employment outcomes.Presented by Corey Smith, Senior Consultant for Griffin-Hammis Associates Inc.

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    PTO-Sponsored Back-To-School Picnic
    Saturday, September 24
    11:00 am–2:00 pm
    Volunteers needed. Email

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  • The Luma Center is home to StarPoint and StarPoint 2, The Vanguard School's Pre-K/K and K/1 classrooms, which embrace the concept that each child learns differently. Our comprehensive programs recognize each child’s abilities while supporting his or her academic and therapeutic needs. StarPoint’s teaching methods are grounded in child development principles set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The programs are aligned with Pennsylvania Core Standards. Staff employ a strengths-based approach, recognizing and teaching to the specific abilities and needs of each child.

    • Focuses on developing the core areas of literacy and numeracy
    • Supports academic readiness, socialization with peers, self-care and communication goals
    • Taught by certified special education teachers with collaboration from a team of licensed speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists
    • Designed for students with a Pennsylvania Department of Special Education exceptionality of developmental disability, autism, intellectual disability, speech-language disorder, emotional disturbance and/or other health impairment (OHI)
    • Students regularly attend physical education, health, music, art, library, guidance and computer class, social skills development, science, social studies and outdoor learning

    StarPoint and StarPoint 2 are licensed through the Pennsylvania Department of Education under The Vanguard School license.

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