The Ansonia Charger Club is an after school program that has been in existence since 2002. It is a collaboration of Ansonia Public Schools, Boys & Girls Club of the lower Naugatuck Valley, Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center, Valley Regional Adult Education, Parent Child Resource Center, and Junior Achievement of Greater Fairfield County.
The Charger Club operates Monday- Friday from late September through May and is offered free of charge to 100 students in grades 6-8.
The major components of the program are:
- Homework help with teachers.
- Fitness twice a week at the Boys & Girls Club.
- Enrichment classes such as hands-on science, technology and art.
- Parent engagement events.
For the 2019-2020 school year a majority of the costs for the program are being covered by two different grants. The 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant and a Katharine Matthies Foundation Grant.
Regular updates regarding the Charger Club can be found on their Facebook page.
Director of PACE: Mr. Thomas Brockett
The PACE Alternative Education provides the BEST not the last chance for many students. Innovative design, high expectations, and unique flexible learning options offer students at PACE the BEST chance of finding social and academic success. We will continue to build a quality program in support of covering curriculum content areas to significantly increase educational experiences for our students.
The Positive and Creative Education (PACE) Program, housed in Ansonia High School, is an exceptionally successful alternative education program. The PACE Program serves as a secondary school dropout diversion program for Ansonia students as well as students from Derby, Seymour, Stratford, Monroe, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect and Beacon Falls. The ambitious and creative PACE staff work cooperatively to ensure the success of the program and its students. PACE staff encourage students to value education and give back to the community. A combination of both computer and traditional hands-on instruction is used to prepare students for life after high school. Through this program, students develop a sense of belonging, generosity, mastery, and independence. The passion and determination of the PACE staff has allowed the PACE program to expand and raise graduation rates. Students are considered for the PACE program based on the following: academic failure, behavioral issues, attendance/truancy issues, and special case recommendations.
For more information or an orientation packet, contact Mr. Thomas Brockett, Director of PACE at (203)736-5060 or Mrs. Jill Keklik-Cimino, Social Worker, at (203) 954-0480.
To Learn More About the AHS PACE Program:
- Program Theory
- Logic Model
- Logic Model Chart
- Entrance Procedures
- Credit Requirements
- Daily Schedule
- Code of Conduct
- Bus Schedule
- Referral Form
- Registration Form
- Student Information Survey
- Student Contract
- Internet Use Agreement Form (A New Form Must be Completed Each Year)
PACE article from the The Charger Pride (Ansonia High School's Student Newspaper): "A Happy Pace"
Ansonia Public Schools participates in a regional adult education program, operated by Valley Regional Adult Education. High school completion and ESL (English as a Second Language) courses are offered in several locations in Shelton, Derby, Ansonia, Seymour, and Monroe. In addition, enrichment courses are offered, at a fee, in a regional program involving Shelton, Derby, and Ansonia.
The Adult Education Program catalog is now available online at www.vrae.org. Adult education offers programs in English as second language, citizenship, high school completion, family literacy and adult enrichment classes. For additional information call (203) 924-6651.
Here are copies of the most recent catalogs: