EdVenture is an ESE Center High School. Our school programs provide a path to graduation for students who have struggled in other school settings. Students often come to us lacking confidence and feeling a low sense of self-worth. Through consistency and one-on-one guidance, our expert staff members dismantle these negative belief systems and nurture self-efficacy, grit, and determination.
Highlights of Our Instruction
SMALL CLASSES INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION VOCATIONAL COURSEWORK STATE-OF-THE-ART COMPUTER EQUIPMENT
TRANSITION COUNSELING BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT MULTI-SENSORY APPROACH VERBAL PRAGMATICS TRAINING
Academic programs we offer are individually prescribed according to results from previous school performance, previous IEP, parent input and diagnostic assessments. Detailed lesson plans include the required State Standards/Access Points for the identified diploma pathway.
As a trauma-informed school, we have a team of behavioral and mental health experts who greet students individually at the start of each day and then continue to assess our students' wellbeing and stability throughout the day. Using evaluative tools, our behavioral and mental health team stays in close touch with administration and teachers. Our team also coordinates with outside resources to provide referrals for community services and training.
EdVenture was chosen by the American Psychiatric Association Foundation as one of 16 schools nationwide to pilot the revised Typical or Troubled?® Program. This program trains staff to recognize the warning signs of mental health problems and what course of action to take in addressing these potential issues.
EdVenture fosters the student employment transition process through leadership classes, pre-vocational work experience, employability skills groups, employment placement, and employment monitoring. To sharpen students' vocational skills, we provide hands-on, work-like environments. We offer students the ability to earn monetary compensation to encourage employment-readiness behaviors.
Mental Health Programming
EdVenture provides behavioral/mental health programming embedded within the school setting. This includes a mental health multidisciplinary team that consists of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, master's level Social Workers, Case Managers, a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, and Behavior Technicians along with therapeutic programming, behavior intervention strategies, and partnerships with/linkages to community mental health agencies. This team provides mental health services within the school program which will include crisis management, behavior therapy, counseling, counseling and psychoeducational groups, communication counseling, brief mental status assessments, ACES assessments, case management, and individual counseling. Our program is based upon the theories and practices of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Applied Behavior Analysis. Our school wide model supports the Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) system of care. Through early identification, ongoing supports, skills based therapeutic intervention, and linkages to community resources students who would have historically "fallen through the cracks" will receive the services and supports they need. Students' wellbeing and stability is assessed on a daily basis as they arrive to school and constantly thereafter. The Behavioral/Mental Health team are the first staff members students interact with each day. Our program works with the community in the delivery of services through referrals for community services, training, collaborations (Palm Beach Youth Services Department for individual counseling) and contracts (Palm Beach County School District, etc.).
TESTIMONIAL FROM A STUDENT
"EdVenture kept me moving in the right direction. It was a home and a family to me."