Adams County Learning Center

The Adams County Learning Center (ACLC) is a behavior intervention program supporting local school districts in Adams and York Counties.  ACLC provides comprehensive academic, behavior, trauma-informed, and social/emotional programming to both regular and special education students who benefit from the structure and services of a non-traditional public school setting.

The mission of ACLC, as a fundamental philosophy, believes, promotes, teaches, and reinforces a commitment to student responsibility, accountability, and respect for the learning process.

The goal of ACLC is to develop a sense of personal and social responsibility; improve overall academic and school experiences, reading intervention as a focused priority, and development of skills necessary to meet life’s challenges.

ACLC Program

  • Grades 6 through 12 taught in a self-contained classroom
  • Researched-based, standards-driven curriculum across all subject areas
  • Small classes of 10-12 students staffed with a highly-qualified PA certified teacher (regular and special ed.) and para-professional
  • Highly structured classrooms with optimal use of positive behavior supports
  • Individualized and small group instruction
  • Multi-modality approach to teaching
  • Instruction and reinforcement of using emotions management and coping skills
  • Adherence to IDEA and FAPE requirements
  • Weekly progress monitoring and other formative assessment approaches
  • Direct and Web-based instruction
  • Educational staff trained in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) and the trauma-informed classroom
  • Choice Theory as behavioral premise
  • Collaboration and consultation with stakeholders (parents, home school districts, agencies and IEP team)
  • “Why Try” behavioral modification and social development program.
  • Psychological services
  • School-Wide Positive Behavior Support System
  • Re-integration service available to ensure successful transition back to public school.
  • Can serve as a short or long-term placement
  • Individualized placement flexibility, including full-day, half-day, and/or school-to-work options.

Individualized, group, and computer-based

  • instruction
  • Group and individual counseling
  • IXL (online individually tailored instruction) for each participating student.
  • Community service opportunities
  • Credit recovery opportunities

ACLC provides comprehensive academic, behavior, trauma-informed, and social/emotional programming to both regular and special education students who benefit from the structure and services of a non-traditional public school setting. The goal of ACLC is to develop a sense of personal and social responsibility; improve overall academic and school experiences, reading intervention as a focused priority, and development of skills necessary to meet life’s challenges.