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This week's Showcase brings us for a return visit to the SEA Program! "SEA" stands for Spaulding Educational Alternatives, and the program is in the middle of its second year in our new location. Located on Allen Street in Barre City, SEA provides an alternative opportunity to access high school for up to 60 of our students, and the program is off to an impressive and successful start. We met with SEA teachers Stephen Kelley and Cliff Thompson along with some of their students yesterday in East Montpelier with the Vermont Youth Conservation Corp, and it was a great visit.
The SEA crew was joining VYCC staff to work on the Cross Vermont Trail, a multi-use trail network the width of Vermont going along the Winooski and Wells Rivers. The trail will eventually reach about 90 miles in length, and our students were working hard yesterday contributing to this worthy project. Real-world learning and life skills for all Barre students! As I've said before, the community's support of this program says so much about what we value, and as an educator who spent much of my career in Alternative Education, I can promise you that SEA is a program that can make us all proud!
April 14, 2022 - Our winter season at VT Adaptive Sugarbush has come to a close. Students and staff are excited to switch gears from skis and snowboards to bikes and paddles. Big shoutout to Felicia (SHS alumni) at VT Adaptive, all of the volunteer instructors, and Sugarbush for all they do!
Superintendent Chris Hennessey met with SEA Director Jason Derner, teachers Stephen Kelley and Chris Wood, and some of their students in March, and it was a great visit. "SEA" stands for Spaulding Educational Alternatives, and the program is a brand new addition to our community this year. Located on Allen Street in Barre City, SEA provides an alternative opportunity to access high school for up to 60 of our students, and the plan is to also open up these opportunities for our 7th and 8th-graders in the years ahead.
On Thursday, October 15, 2020, we officially broke ground to start construction of the new Spaulding Education Alternatives facility!
Pictured from Left to Right:
- PeakCM Superintendent, David Lothian
- BUUSD Director of Facilities, Jamie Evans
- BUUSD Superintendent, David Wells
- SEA Administrator, Jason Derner
- BUUSD Business Manager, Lisa Perreault