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A Brief History of ALL

In 1999, Cheryl Yaeger in partnership with North Central Texas College (NCTC) in Gainesville,
Texas, created a Transition Skills Program as part of the Life Ling Learning Division of the
college.  The Independent Learning and Life Skills class began small with two teachers and
nine students. Over the years, the enrollment continued to grow exponentially as the class
offered post-secondary academic skills for intellectually and physically challenged young adults. 
By May of 2012 the enrollment grew to approximately 65 students.  However, at the same time,
North Central Texas College made the decision to eliminate the program from their curriculum.
It was at that time that Cheryl along with the teachers established The Academy of Learning
for Life (ALL) in an effort to continue the work that had previously been successfully done.

In June of 2012, the new classes began in the present building on Kathryn Drive in Lewisville.
Texas, with an enrollment of 65 students. As intellectually and physically challenged students
continue to graduate from local high schools, the enrollment will row to the building’s capacity