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Les Peters Academy
/thomas-mcfadyen les-peters-academy 3930 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd FL 33614 (813) 871-7655 (813) 871-7998 john.long@truecorebehavioral.com 24, Ages 14–18 TrueCore Behavioral Solutions, LLC https://www.truecorebehavioral.com/ Nonsecure /facilities/restrictiveness-levels#nonsecure 13 Tampa John Long Facility Administrator
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The Les Peters Academy serves males, ages 14 to 18, by providing the residents with mental health overlay services, and/or substance abuse treatment overlay services in a non-secure residential commitment program.  

The anticipated, average length of stay is between three and nine months, depending on the youth's pace of success in completing his individualized treatment plan and goals.

The Les Peters Academy is a Type 3 program offering English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and one elective course. The elective course is typically used to provide additional reading assistance to needy students or vocational training.

The Hillsborough County Public School System provides general academic instruction for the youth at the Les Peters Academy.  Vocational programming also is offered and includes pre-vocational services that identify a youth's interests, aptitudes and skills.  Vocational programs include an auto body course and wood shop classes. The youth also are offered a CPR and First Aid certification class and are eligible to participate in a Food Handler Certificate program. The program offers GED® preparation.

  • In Tampa, take I-275 to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (MLK) exit.
  • Follow MLK west for approximately 4 miles.
  • MLK will intersect Dale Mabry Hwy.--look for the stadium on southeast corner.
  • Continue on MLK, crossing Dale Mabry.
  • Proceed 2 blocks, then turn left in to the W.T. Edwards Complex.
  • The program is the first building on the left--look for the brown building--across from the Hillsborough Detention Center.
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