Secondary Schools

Resource Programs

Secondary Schools Resource Programs Programs at each secondary school have special education resource teachers to provide diagnostic consultation and assessment. Teachers supplement the general education curriculum with research-based instructional practices. Instruction is delivered on a continuum and can include the following as recommended by the IEP: general education classroom, small group instruction in the resource room, and co-taught classes. Applicable related services are integrated into the program.

Intensive Behavioral Support (STRIVE) 

The STRIVE (Success Through Responsibility, Initiative, Vision and Education) program is for middle and high school students with significant behavioral and emotional disabilities. Behavioral plans are developed and implemented for each student. Daily group and/or individual counseling is provided. Access to general education is planned as appropriate. The programs are housed at King Philip Middle School, Sedgwick Middle School and for students in grades 9-12, on the campus of the American School for the Deaf in the Cogswell Building at 139 North Main Street, West Hartford.

Intensive Academic Support

Secondary Schools Intensive Academic Support is provided for students with significant developmental disabilities such as autism, cognitive delays, bio neurological impairments, significant speech and language disabilities and/or multiple disabilities. The teachers and staff in the intensive programs are selected for their specialized experience and training. Related Services are integrated into the program. Instruction is delivered in both the general education classroom with support and a program classroom.