SHARP ACADEMY

Educating Sharp Kids Differently

The Class of 2015

This is our 11th School year, with 70 students enrolled in the best private school in Lubbock, Texas! We specialize in college prep education for students with diagnosed learning disabilities such as dyslexia and ADHD, who have above average learning capabilities.

How did this school come about in this West Texas city?

The journey began in 2008, when Lisa Stane, mom to Chase Stane, was told that her son  would never read, never be on grade level, and was “unteachable”. There was a better answer for educating this extraordinary kid.  Lisa Stane, visited the campus of Shelton School in Dallas, TX, and drove home planning to open a school like Shelton. Sharp Academy began in the Fall of 2009. Chase was in the 7th Grade. Now the education, designed to "meet kids where they are" in the classroom, continued through his senior year and prepared him for college.  Chase became an A & B student and performed above grade level through one-on-one teaching provided by Sharp's excellent educators. Chase graduated in May 2015 in a class of 5 seniors. Chase earned over 37 college credit hours, and graduated Validictorian of his class.  Combined, all five seniors earned over 90 college hours. All were accepted into the colleges of their choice and were awarded over $100K in scholarships.

Sharp Academy has now had 29 graduates, including the upcoming class of 2020. Together they have earned over 340 college hours.

So much for unteachable, at Sharp students are overcoming obstacles and excelling academically.  Thriving in education becoming the leaders of tomorrow.

TESTIMONIALS

"My son was totally crushed by the pressure of school and not being "like the other kids". Since coming to Sharp Academy, he is READING, and says, "Mom, I am just like everybody else!"

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"No more crying all the way to school and staying up to bedtime doing homework. Sharp Academy has given my daughter her smile back, and she LOVES going to school. I wish we would have moved her sooner! Her test scores are excellent. She actually can tell me what she is learning in class."

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"We had given up on our son attending college. With the help of Sharp Academy, he now has 12 college hours and plans to get his degree.  It is a miracle!"

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A School Born from Passion and Necessity

ABOUT US

In 2009, the first class of kids voted to name their school, Sharp Academy, in honor of Coach Marsha Sharp, but also to make the statement that they are SHARP!

Marsha Sharp has dedicated her time, wisdom and love of education to our students by serving on the Advisory Board of our organization. She stepped down as the Lady Raiders’ coach in 2005, after amassing a 557-175 career record. Winning the 1993 national championship and earning herself seven Southwest Conference and Big 12 Coach of the Year Awards along the way.  We are blessed to have this iconic pioneer of women’s sports to advocate for education and serve our organization.

School Named to Honor Coach Marsha Sharp

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