An academic and vocational program for students with social, emotional and behavioral issues


Current Student Enrollment: 100


ACES Whitney High School North provides a positive, therapeutic, individualized and multifaceted program for high school students with significant behavioral, mental health and learning issues. Students participate in a full academic and vocational program which includes a motivational behavioral management system based on a token economy. The goal is to prepare students to participate in a democratic society; compete successfully in the job market; be informed decision makers; and become life-long learners. Course credits are equivalent and are easily transferable to students’ local high schools. The curriculum, both academic and vocational, will challenge students at levels appropriate to their needs and abilities. Whitney North’s instructional methods call for frequent assessment of student progress and the expanded opportunity for students to receive remediation. Whitney High School North employs a multidisciplinary team of professionals to facilitate each student’s educational programming. The case-management team typically consists of a teacher, a teacher-assistant, a social worker, a school nurse, a behavior technician, a vocational instructor, a physical education instructor, and an administrator. The teams routinely meet to evaluate student performance, identify needs, and develop specific, alternative academic, vocational and behavioral programming to meet those needs.

Participating Districts

Bridgeport

Hamden

New Haven

Waterbury

Bristol

Hartford

North Branford

West Haven

Cromwell

Meriden

North Haven

 

Derby

Milford

Stratford

 

East Haven

New Britain

Wallingford

 

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