Connecticut Coastal Academy provides strengths-based programs to students in grades 6 through 12 and young adults age 18-22. 


Connecticut Coastal Academy offers:

  • Individualized education programs with high academic rigor
  • PSAT and SAT preparation and testing
  • Small class sizes; personalized academic coaching
  • Flexible school-day scheduling, and Summer Skills Academy
  • Credit recovery and tutoring
  • Competency-based curriculum and assessments aligned with Common Core standards
  • Certified special education teachers and behavior support specialists
  • Life skills training, transition assessments, paid vocational training and help with job placement
  • Monitored school attendance and weekly progress monitoring

Middle and High School

  • Services for our younger students focus on foundations for social and academic growth. We encourage a compassionate awareness of self and others, in an setting that includes robust supportive services.
  • As they progress through upper grades, students focus on building academic and interpersonal skills. They participate in activities that support integration into the recreational, social, and professional environments of their choosing.
  • Students in grades 9-12 focus on completing graduation requirements and meeting individual goals.
  • Our students do not just ‘survive’ these formative years – they thrive during this time of self-discovery. Many continue on to college or enter a technical field. We encourage our students to be self-determined and passionate in their learning.

Graduation Planning and Preparation

  • Transition skills – including college and career readiness, health and wellness, independent living, and community engagement – are taught through hands-on experiences. Students spend time working with professionals, learning trades, completing certifications, and earning a stipend.
  • All individual transition goals are based on a comprehensive assessment. Goals are monitored on a weekly basis by the students and are updated as needed based on a data-review process with the student’s support team.

Ongoing Support

Young adults ages 18-22 with limited academic and vocational opportunities may qualify for support after meeting graduation requirements. Our young adult program focuses on strengthening independent living skills and exploring job interests and  possibilities for community involvement.