ACES Program

  • ACES is an acronym for the four strands of this program's main curriculum: Anger Control, Character Education, Empathy Training, and Social Skills. The ACES Program is a therapeutic day program for students who have a history of displaying a number of emotional and behavioral difficulties on a consistent basis with significant degrees of severity in a school setting. The program provides a structured, therapeutic environment that allows the students to learn alternatives to inappropriate behaviors. Service projects and team-building activities are incorporated into the program. Students are monitored with a daily point sheet that correlates to a four-level system. High academic standards are maintained through the implementation of the District 15 core curriculum. This program serves students from kindergarten through eighth grade who have been identified through their Individual Educational Programs.