Student Enrollment: 156

Academics and Life Preparation for High School and Transition Students

ACES Whitney High School East/West and 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


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