The philosophy of the Wallingford Education Enhancement Program/Alternative Program maintains that the primary factor in keeping students in school is the motivation to instill success in the classroom. If the student is able to achieve a degree of academic accomplishment, he or she is likely to develop a more favorable attitude about learning and school in general. More importantly, as a result of these academic experiences, the student will begin to develop a more positive self-image.
We continually seek to encourage student learning and to promote academic success by actively involving students in their classes and various school activities. In essence, the curriculum represents the program's commitment to developing self-esteem, improving interpersonal skills, and instilling a sense of moral and ethical values within the student.
The Wallingford Alternative High School has become a viable option for Lyman Hall and Sheehan high school students within this academic framework and philosophy.