The Lugo-McGinness Academy is an educational facility operated by the City of Charlottesville Public Schools that serves at-risk adolescents. The academy works with students who are unable to receive their middle or high school educations for behavioral reasons.   
The Learning Center seeks to provide a calm, healthy atmosphere and individualized learning approaches to teach students who have a history of disruptive behavior, criminal records, or long-term suspensions. The Center also provides counseling to students and affords them the opportunity for a high school diploma or GED preparation.
The program coordinator for the Lugo-McGinness Academy is Stephanie Carter.
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