Special Education at The Anderson School

For more details or to contact The Anderson School, we invite you to visit the school website at http://andersoneducation.org.

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 regular 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
  • Group Counseling
  • 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
  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Specially Designed Instruction:
    • Anderson Behavior Support System, Anger Management, Bully Prevention and Restorative Justice, Character Education, Conflict Resolution, Peer Mediation, Prosocial Behavior Training
  • Individualized Educational Planning and Assessment
  • Data driven IEP Development

Supportive services included:

  • Community-Based Instruction
  • Behavior Management
  • Psychological Support
  • Psychiatric Support
  • Regular Physical Education
  • Social Work Services
  • Transition Services

Related services:

  • Cost will be calculated based on the child’s IEP

As a result of unbundling costs of IU special education programs, districts will be billed directly for the actual amount of related services on a student’s IEP.