Noorthoek Academy is a non-profit organization that provides an affordable college experience offering continuing education in the arts and sciences for adults with learning challenges and other intellectual disabilities. The Academy is designed for students who want to expand their knowledge and enrich their lives by learning more about the world around them. We provide many opportunities for self-expression and development of creative talents. We explore the natural sciences, history, literature, drama and current events while learning about other countries and cultures using a dynamic, hands on approach. Being on a college campus and integrating into the mainstream, students have the opportunity to increase their self-confidence and independence while making friends in an atmosphere of mutual respect and encouragement.