Inspiration Academy

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Lion’s Cafe

Welcome to the Lion’s Cafe!

Inspiration Academy is committed to providing safe and healthy meal times for our students.  Snack items and a daily hot lunch are offered for purchase.  Lunchtime is an important opportunity for students to develop thier interpersonal skills, so students are invited to enjoy thier meals and social experiences at thier choice of outdoor and indoor locations.  Physical distancing is enforced, while social interaction is encouraged!


Snack Bar

The Lion’s Cafe opens it’s Snack Bar during an extended transition each morning as well as during lunch and after school.  Items range from $.50-$5.00 and may be purchased with snack credits.  Snack credits are available for order through the lunch order form and are purchased through Smart Tuition.   Please follow the lunch order steps in the Lunch Program section to add credits to your student’s account.

Lunch Program

IA has partnered with Manatee County School Lunch Services and several local businesses to offer a daily hot lunch option to our students for $6 per day.  You may choose as many or as few days as you like.  All meals must be ordered in advance through the order form link below and paid for though your Smart Tuition account.  The deadline for ordering meals is Thursday at 1 p.m. the week prior to the week you are ordering for. 

Lunch Schedule
  • Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday – Manatee County Food & Nutrition Services.  Please the the calendar below for meal descriptions.
  • Wednesday – Chickfla
  • Friday – Jet’s Pizza
Fequently Asked Questions
  • What if my child forgets thier lunch?  Don’t worry!  If your child forgets their lunch, they will be provided with an emergency lunch consisting of a peanut butter & jelly sandwich, chips, and water.  A fee of $3.00 will be automatically billed to you through your Smart Tutition account.


  • What if my child has special dietary needs?   At this time, the Inspiration Academy lunch program is not able to meet unique dietary needs.  Students are encouraged to bring a lunch from home.  Microwaves are available if needed.

How Do I Order Lunch or Snack Credits?

Lunches and Snack Credits are ordered through our lunch order form, however you will need to purchase your meals through Smart Tuition.  Please follow the steps below to ensure that your order is completed correctly.  Please remember that lunches must be ordered before Thursday of the prior week.


Step 1:  Begin a Lunch Order Form.  Each student must have thier own order form.

Step 2:  Select the number of Snack Credits and lunches you would like, then take note of the total dollars.

Step 3:  In another tab, visit and select “Parent Login”.  If you do not have a Smart Tuition Account, click on “I am a first-time user” to begin the enrollment process.

Step 4: Under the “Optional Items” tab enter the number of lunches and Snack Credits you ordered.  Then proceed to checkout.  **Be sure the total dollars in your cart matches the total dollars on your order form to ensure timely processing.

Step 5: Copy and paste the Smart Tuition confirmation number into the appropriate box on your Lunch Order Form and click “Submit”.

For questions or concerns regarding Inspiration Academy’s lunch program, please contact Patricia Adams