Waypoint Academy

Waypoint Academy provides a Common Core Standards based educational setting for students with learning disabilities, social-emotional related disabilities, including trauma based mental health issues, anxiety, depression, attentional disorders, social deficiencies, and behavior challenges. Clinical supports are provided by a team of Licensed Mental Health Counselors,(LMHCs), Adjustment Counselors, Guidance Counselors and a Milieu Specialist. Instructors are DESE Licensed Moderate Special Education Teachers and Content Area Teachers, (CATS), to insure each student gets the individual clinical and instructional supports necessary for improved school performance and adjustment.

The school has an evidence-based approach to monitor and track student performance and growth, which is shared at student’s TEAM meetings and conferences. The data informed decision-making process has enhanced the capacity for the identification of student strengths and weakness. The approach assists the TEAM in modifying student goals and objectives for targeted areas. Teachers practice the most evidence- based concepts of teaching and learning; C. Danielson's, Frameworks for Teaching (2013) and her “Ingredients for Critical Thinking” are at the heart of each teacher’s instruction. Students also have the opportunity to participate in our Camp Burgess outdoor applied (Transitional Educational Experience - TEE) learning program.

Calendar
School Year - Number of Days: 
180
School Year - Hours Per Day: 
6.5
Summer - Number of Days: 
24
Summer - Hours Per Day: 
5
Therapeutic Services Available: 
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychiatric Consult, Speech Therapy

Parent Support Program: A Parent Advisory Group provides trainings

Additional Program Information: Opportunity for dual enrollment program with Cape Cod Community College allowing students to take college courses for credit while still attending high school. Therapeutic Milieu, Academic Support Services, Crisis Intervention, Outward Bound Leadership and Challenge Programs and LPN onsite supervised by RN.

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Collaborative: 
Primary Population/Disability: 
Emotional, Neurological, Specific Learning
Other Population Served: 
Communication, Emotional
Type of Program: 
Public Day
Ages Served: 
10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Grades Served: 
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Contact Person(s): 
Larry Carroll
Director
508-564-5099 ext. 15
Location(s):
Waypoint Academy
33 Water Street
02563 Sandwich , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Waypoint Academy 02532 Bourne , MA
United States
Massachusetts US