Middle & High School
Students in traditional middle and high school settings are exposed to frequent transitions, peers that bully, teachers that do not accommodate successfully, and an environment that cannot change and adapt to the needs of the students. Sound familiar?
There are 4 programs within the Middle and High School program to serve students most effectively.
Middle School is a time of tremendous transition for students, socially, academically, and emotionally. The Transition Program allows students in 6th and 7th grade to remain in a stable classroom for academics, then change classes for electives, slowly integrating them into the process of Middle School. Many students need the supported transitions that our teachers provide to excel in these tumultuous years.
Students on a regular diploma track receive academic services at the level needed, whether below, at, or above grade level. With class sizes set at 1:12, the teachers in this program prepare students not only for receipt of a regular diploma, but also with a career focused future.
The Advanced Studies program is designed for students with Asperger's Syndrome have an IQ of average or above average range requiring extra academics and support with social skills and emotional regulation. With the proper instructional techniques, students are able to work on college prep work to aid them in the transition to a college or university. Dual enrollment is also available as it becomes appropriate for the student.
For students who have been retained or struggle with regular diploma requirements, we have a specialized program to assist students to pass their GED, as well as providing vocational education to allow them to finish school and walk away with employability skills.
Students on a special diploma track or certification of completion may participate in the WINGS program, and are assessed for individual strengths and weaknesses. Classes such as Business Writing and Personal Finance allow them to build skills in real-world areas that will lead to a higher quality of life. Career Exploration and hands-on training are also a part of the academic curriculum for students on this alternate track.