The 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