Student Enrollment: 156


Academics and Life Preparation for High School and Transition Students

ACES Whitney Academy EXPLORE & CREATE is a therapeutic environment dedicated to serving students 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 outside agencies that may be 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.

Academics, Life Skills, and Therapy

  • Functional Curriculum
  • High School Credits Available
  • Assistive Technology
  • Community Based Life Skills
  • Therapy¬†& Sensory Rooms
  • Aqua Therapy

Expanded Curriculum

  • Music and the Arts
  • Student Council
  • Educational/Recreational Field Trips
  • Year Book and Prom

Vocational/Employment

  • Paid Work Sites
  • Job Center
  • Student Run Business
  • Community Volunteer Sites

Fitness and Recreation

  • PE / Physical Fitness Center
  • Swimming and Bowling
  • Eagles Sports Teams

Current Participating Districts

  • Ansonia
  • Branford
  • Bridgeport
  • Cheshire
  • Clinton
  • Derby
  • East Haven
  • Fairfield
  • Guilford
  • Hamden
  • Hartford
  • Litchfield
  • Madison
  • Meriden
  • Naugatuck
  • New Britain
  • New Haven
  • Newington
  • North Branford
  • North Haven
  • Old Saybrook
  • Oxford
  • Seymour
  • Southington
  • Stamford
  • Stratford
  • Thomaston
  • Torrington
  • Trumbull
  • Vernon
  • Wallingford
  • Waterbury
  • Watertown
  • West Hartford
  • West Haven
  • Regional District #5