Since 1968, Aseltine School has filled a void in the education system by partnering with K-12 students whose serious needs are not met in the public schools. After years of struggle, these young people have lost belief in their abilities – to succeed in school or contribute to the community.
Aseltine’s unique approach to Special Education focuses on student development of creative problem-solving skills and effective conflict resolution skills. Once students have mastered these important life skills, they can finally take advantage of the many opportunities for learning and growth that school has to offer.
We create a supportive community in which all members – staff and students – feel respected, valued and heard. In this safe environment, students allow us to push them to grow academically, emotionally, socially, and ethically beyond what they and others once thought possible. We work with our students as active partners in their learning process to insure they are not merely learning what to think but how to think effectively – a vital skill in our increasingly complex global society
Aseltine prepare students with special learning needs for an independent, productive future by providing support while challenging students to: 1) understand the barriers that have limited their success; 2) develop the skills, knowledge, self-esteem and sense of purpose necessary to overcome these barriers; 3) determine their personal goals and a plan to achieve them; 4) transition independently into school and/or employment, and 5) become passionate learners, critical thinkers and creative problem-solvers that thrive on challenge.