Academics

  • AIHS focuses on hand-on, small class size experiences and individual learning plans which are used to drive personalized instruction which assure the success of each student.  The maximum class size is under 15 students. This allows staff to individualize instruction and give each student the support they need to succeed. There are additional supports for students who need more emotional support during their school day as well.  Because AIHS is an accredited high school, students graduate with a high school diploma, equivalent to any other Massachusetts high school. Each year more and more AIHS students are attending college or higher level certifications because their time at AIHS has provided them with the confidence and self-esteem to believe they can be successful. As with all other high schools, the curriculum at AIHS includes English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies, Art,, and Physical Education, all of which are aligned to the Common Core Standards. In addition, students have access to a blended curriculum, which includes online courses, dual enrollment college courses, and enrollment in Amesbury High School courses. Students also participate in a Social and Emotional Learning class which allows students the opportunity to learn social and emotional skills. This is a very important part of the therapeutic program at AIHS. Overall, the program has created a culture that is safe and supportive to students to help them reach their potential both academically and personally. This reinforces the whole student approach.

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