General Education at The Anderson School

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The Anderson School is designed to meet the needs of middle and/or senior high school students requiring a setting in which conditions that distract or over-stimulate them in the large-group general education environment can be controlled, reduced, or eliminated for instruction.

The Anderson School provides emotional support in an off-campus setting for students with Individual Educational Plans as well as for non-identified students needing similar services. Highly qualified professional staff provide instruction in the general education curriculum aligned with Pennsylvania State Standards.

Primary Goal:

The Anderson School seeks to promote emotional growth while helping students develop a new and purposeful direction in their lives.

Program Features:

  • Curriculum maps and assessments linked to Pennsylvania State Standards
  • Inclusion opportunities at area centers for vocational technology
  • Individual therapeutic intervention including stress management and/or cognitive behavioral techniques
  • Individual supported instruction
  • Industrial Arts, Family Consumer Science, and Ceramic Studio
  • Multimedia technology including web based video streaming
  • Music appreciation provided by the Kardon Institute
  • Specially Designed Instruction:
    • Anderson Behavior Support System
    • Anger Management
    • Bully Prevention and Restorative Justice
    • Character Education
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Peer Mediation
    • Prosocial Behavior Training

Supportive services included:

  • Behavior Management
  • Psychological Support
  • Psychiatric Support
  • Regular Physical Education
  • Social Work Services