Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth (AEDY)

  •  Following the guidance of state Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth Program guidelines, students attend courses off-site of the Upper Darby High School and on a modified schedule. The AEDY program combines individualized, computer-based academic instruction with customized behavior modification counseling.  Entry into the AEDY program occurs through a Planning and Placement process only when all other school district resources have been found to have a limited effect on improving students’ behaviors; or, when the severity of the student’s behavior jeopardizes the health, safety, and welfare of others. The program houses three classrooms (maximum class size of fifteen students). A lead teacher works together with three classroom teachers, shared classroom assistants, and a social worker. The underlying objective is to provide these students with the skills that are needed to make positive changes in their behaviors, attitudes, and academic progress. The program hours of operation are from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM, daily.  Each semester, parents, students, teachers, pupil services personnel, administrators, and others with knowledge of the student will conduct a Semi-annual Progress Review to determine future academic placement. It is the objective of the AEDY Program to assist students in managing behavioral difficulties and making a successful transition back to their home schools.

       

     

Mrs. Candice Riccione

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Mrs. Candice Riccione

Principal of the AEDY Program & Cyber Academy

Mr. Matthew Dienna

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Mr. Matthew Dienna

Lead Teacher at the AEDY Program

Mr. Robert Gallop

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Mr. Robert Gallop

Math Teacher 

Mrs. Heather Grasso

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Mrs. Heather Grasso

English Teacher

Mr. Matthew Smith

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Mr. Matthew Smith

Special Education Teacher and Social Studies Teacher

Ms. Monica Strachan

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Ms. Monica Strachan

Social Worker

Ms. Joanne Foley

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Ms. Joanne Foley

School Psychologist