Welcome letter

Lake Orion Community Schools is extremely proud of serving all students and ensuring that we deliver positive educational programming for all students.

Our recently opened Pine Tree Center is another example of our creative and quality programming for students.

Pine Tree Center is a specialized school servicing only students with disabilities.Pine Tree Center has created classrooms for students with autism at the elementary and middle school age; these classrooms provide education to our students, as well as students within Oakland County. Lake Orion Community school believes that all students can learn and all students deserve a great place to learn.

Pine Tree Center also house a classroom for students with emotional impairments at the elementary level and classrooms for students ages 18-26 years old.

We have four programs for our 18-26 year old students called PHASES. Pine Tree Center is the only Center Based Autism program in northern Oakland County.

We strive to ensure that our students achieve success with their academics, behavior, communication, emotions and socialization. Lake Orion Community Schools and Pine Tree Center provides comprehensive educational programming for students with disabilities.

We strive each day to create a caring and supportive environment where all students matter and all students have a voice in learning Each day is a new day and each day begins with a smile.

If you would like to speak to one of our caring staff members, please contact our special education office at 248.693.5430.

We are here each day because we want to be here for students.


Julie Gutman

Director of Special Education