Solterra Academy Specialized Day School New Britain, CT

ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

Elementary, Middle, & High School education

Our Academic Programs

All Solterra Academy classes foster the overall development of the student in a structured, supportive learning environment. Each student’s program is highly individualized according to the student’s profile of strengths and areas of need.

Elementary School

Solterra Academy delivers comprehensive curriculum with differentiated instruction for students with all exceptionalities. With smarter preparation there is a strong focus on creating incentives and positive behavioral support for each student.

Solterra Academy specializes in functional academics application for students with cognitive compromises. Emphasis is placed on core academics with a variety of programs to meet students’ individual needs while also providing the basics of art, music and physical education.

Elementary, Middle, & High School classes

Therapeutic Services

▧     Psychotherapy for students, as well as families, by licensed clinicians

▧     Classroom-based groups to emphasize social skills, anger management, assertiveness, conflict resolution, empathy development, self-esteem, and relaxation training

▧     On-site psychiatric services for evaluation and medication monitoring

▧     Family outreach and parent training

▧     After-hours crisis service

Other Services & Features

▧   40-day diagnostic programming (S.T.R.I.D.E.)

▧   School consultation and community training

▧   Individualized transition to less restrictive environment

▧   Comprehensive assessment provided, per PPT decision

▧   Occupational, physical and speech/language therapies

▧   SMART Boards in all classrooms and use of Apple iPads as applicable

Elementary, Middle, & High School students

Middle – High School

Solterra Academy delivers comprehensive curriculum with differentiated instruction for students with all exceptionalities in secondary school levels.  All of our Middle School programming focuses on CMT/CAPT and Smarter Balanced preparation standards with incentives for participation, also aligned to CCSS.  We have designed functional skills programming to be inclusive of any student with cognitive compromises.

Each classroom has integrated technologies including SMART Boards and Apple iPads to enhance student learning.  In conjunction with technology, instruction and learning are done with the latest programs and techniques including remedial reading instruction inclusive of the Edmark and Wilson Reading systems. Each student participates in art, physical education, and music.  Course credits are awarded as appropriate for each student fulfilling their educational requirements.

Therapeutic Services

▧   Licensed certified clinicians for individual therapy and support

▧   Classroom-based groups to emphasize social skills, anger management, assertiveness and self-advocacy, conflict resolution, empathy development, self-esteem and relaxation training

▧   On-site psychiatric services

▧   Family outreach and parent training

▧   After-hours crisis service

Vocational Education

▧   Pre-vocational and vocational classes

▧   Adaptive Daily Living Skills instruction and application as appropriate

▧   Career assessment and job exploration

▧   Job shadowing

▧   On-site cottage industries and skill training including production/assembly, binding, imprinting, data entry, landscaping, food services, custodial and retail

▧   Community job placement as appropriate

Other Services & Features

▧   40-day diagnostic programming (S.T.R.I.D.E.)

▧   School consultation and community training

▧   Individualized transition to less restrictive environment

▧   Comprehensive assessment provided, per PPT decision

▧   Occupational, physical and speech/language therapies

▧   SMART Boards in all classrooms and use of Apple iPads as applicable

Elementary, Middle, & High School students

Do you have a student or know a student ?

Do you have a student in your school or your care who could benefit from specialized education and programming? Reach out to us today to learn more about Solterra Academy and the programming we have to offer.

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