Secondary Emotional Support Overview

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    The County Alternative High School (TCAHS)

    TCAHS is a full day special education program designed to provide a new educational experience for students who have had significant difficulties in previous school placements. Students receive a fully accredited high school academic program, a vocational exploration program, a structured behavior management system and mental health supports. In collaboration with Crozer-Chester Medical Center, it is the mission of TCAHS to provide students with a high-quality educational program which addresses both the educational and behavioral needs of students, as well as providing clinical services that will facilitate the development of pro-social and problem-solving skills. 


    Forward Bound

    Forward Bound is an educational program for high school students identified with a serious mental illness that has impacted their ability to be successful in previous educational placements. A rigorous academic curriculum is provided in conjunction with intensive mental health and psychiatric services. Forward Bound provides custom-tailored academic instruction provided by a highly qualified teacher. In addition, a full-time counselor works closely with a program psychiatrist to implement structured social skills,  and wellness curriculum.

    Girls’ Preparatory Class 

    The Girls’ Preparatory program provides a rigorous academic program, coupled with an intensive counseling program, in a single-sex environment for girls whose learning needs are best met in this type of educational environment. This program serves girls in grades 8 through 12 with a maximum of 12 students. Girls’ Prep allows every student to be challenged and excel at their own level through custom-tailored instruction including:
    • Learning through direct instruction
    • A computer-based interactive learning experience 
    • Daily counseling using evidence-based practices in a strengths-based, skill-building approach creating a safe space for girls to address risky behaviors, build on protective factors, and improve relationships in a format that interests and engages girls. 


    Contact 

    Matthew White - Supervisor   Phone: 610-874-4603

    The County Alternative High School (TCA)
    710 South Old Middletown Road, Media, PA 19063