205 Skiff Street / 261 Skiff Street, Hamden, CT 06517
203-407-4500 / 203-281-3577
|Gina Drury, Principalemail@example.com|
|Merri Stanley-Puglisi, Assistant Principalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Post - Graduate Programs at Parent Conferences on October 3, 2013 from 5:00 - 7:45 pm at ACES Whitney High School East Cafeteria. For additional information, Click: Parent Conferences.
Academics and Life Preparation for Older, Challenged Students
|Bristol||Middletown||Seymour||Regional District #4|
|Cheshire||Milford||Shelton||Regional District #5|
|Clinton||Monroe||Stratford||Regional District #14|
|Derby||New Britain||Thomaston||Regional District #16|
|East Hartford||New Haven||Trumbull|
|East Haven||North Branford||Wallingford|
ACES Whitney High School East/West is a therapeutic milieu dedicated to serving students from ages 14 to 21 who exhibit a range of cognitive, physical, behavioral, language and medical challenges. In addition to its academic mission, the school places a strong emphasis on transition to life and work including self-advocacy and self-determination. These areas establish the foundation for all student programming. In collaboration with all social service agencies that are involved with our students, our staff strives to maximize all efforts to improve the quality of our student’s education, health, safety and quality of life.
Transition Services: Vocational Training, Independent Living Skills and Community Participation Training
Our curriculum and real life experiences focus on the three transition areas of employment, independent living, and community participation which are foremost in planning for each student. The curriculum includes social skills training, work sampling, on the job training, life skills training, career exploration, and academic courses needed for high school credit if appropriate. Students are given hands on training in how to find and keep a job, access community resources and achieve their individual potentials.
Every staff member is passionate and committed to doing what is best for students. The average class size is nine students with one teacher, one to three Teacher Assistant Drivers and one to one individual aides as needed. Every student is assigned to a mental health staff person. All staff members collaborate to ensure that students have every advantage they will need to succeed. Students get a feeling of belonging and acceptance for who they are and all they can be in an atmosphere where there are high expectations for each individual student
The ACES Whitney High School East and West program also provides extensive mental health services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, music therapy, assistive technology, physical education, art and nursing care. Through collaboration and cohesive programing, we provide a wide array of services our students need for success. A variety of programs and offerings help make Whitney High School East/West the right place for students to thrive in an extended family atmosphere where their needs and safety come first.
Community Paid Work Sites:
Clerical, Cleaning, Order Packing, Weight
Scaling, Food Preparation, DishWashing,
Community Volunteer Sites:
Retail, Landscaping, Animal Shelter, Collating,
Integrated Work Floor for Paid Employment:
Assembly, Packaging, Sorting, Clerical, Material
Handling, Piece Work
Student Run Businesses
|Community Based Life Skills||Assistive Technology|
Therapy Room (including sensory area)
|PE / Physical Fitness Center|
Basketball (Varsity and JV)
|Functional Living Skills Apartment||Student Council|
|Scouting||Educational / Recreational Field Trips|
|Pottery, Art, Drama Productions||Music / Music Therapy, Drum Group, Chorus|