Alternative Education Programs

Alternative Education ProgramsThe Alternative Education programs are approved by and aligned with Pennsylvania Department of Education standards. The programs are based on the Sanctuary Philosophy and provide hands-on experiential learning opportunities to help students develop a positive sense of future and success in school. The AEP is a highly structured and controlled academic setting with an emphasis on the core curriculum, life/social skills, and counseling to provide students a unique hands-on learning experience in a therapeutic environment. Our goal is to improve self-esteem, give new purpose and direction to education, and develop needed pro-social skills to help students to be more successful in their home schools. The staff works collaboratively with parents to ensure a positive and impactful school experience.




BAEP (Bridges Alternative Education Program)

BAEP (Bridges Alternative Education Program) is a partnership between the Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center and Erie’s Public Schools for grades 9-12. BAEP provides a blend of traditional and web-based curricula combined with innovative career exploration curricula. A dedicated team of trained professionals provide a therapeutic learning environment, based on the Sanctuary Philosophy for academics and counseling.

For more information about the Bridges Alternative Education Program, please contact:
Bridges AEP Intake

816 Park Ave. North
Erie, PA 16502

814-835-3134 or 835-7739 x4046