Mountain Lake Academy has the service capacity to meet the needs of a select group of 44 males, ages 12 to 21. Many students referred to Mountain Lake have behavioral issues and/or diagnosed disorders such as:
Determining if Mountain Lake is "the right fit" for a specific child can quickly be determined by calling our Admissions Director, who will provide you with immediate feedback as to the appropriateness of a referral. This efficient screening process enables caseworkers to quickly focus their energies on finding the best and most appropriate services.
At Mountain Lake, we strive to maintain excellent relations with referral sources, providing timely response and ongoing communications to keep referring agencies well informed.
Students are typically referred to our program by the following sources: Committees on Special Education, Department of Social Services or the Office of Children and Family Services. Parents or private agencies are encouraged to collaborate with the aforementioned sources to make a formal referral.
The Mountain Lake Admission and Discharge Committee governs all admissions and discharges throughout the year. This committee meets on no less than a weekly basis, but will meet as often as necessary to provide immediate attention to incoming referrals.
Interviews for admission can be conducted at our facility, or at a location of your choice. Most on-campus interviews can be scheduled within 48 hours of a referral. Our Admissions Director, Stephanie Sorgule, is available to accept direct referrals, schedule an interview, answer any questions or discuss any situations you may have. He can be contacted at:
Mountain Lake Academy
386 River Road
Lake Placid, New York 12946
(518) 523-4300 ext. 119