Student on A String

Gwaltney School students who are discharged from Jackson-Feild prior to earning their high school diploma or GED now have the opportunity to complete their education through our “Student on A String” curriculum.

Students at Gwaltney School are enrolled and withdrawn according to their individual treatment plan. Often, they arrive or leave in the middle of a semester. For students approaching the age at which they may no longer attend high school, such interruptions can be damaging to their ability and desire to complete their education.

Using the web-based curriculum called Odysseyware, students who have left Jackson-Feild may continue to take subjects and GED preparation courses. We mail textbooks and educational materials to participating students, and through Oddysseyware, follow their progress on a daily basis. Our Individual Student Alternative Education Coordinator is available via telephone and e-mail to provide assistance as needed to help students understand and complete the course assignments. Once a student has completed the online GED preparation course, arrangements are made for the student to take the test in his or her home locality. Students completing their diploma or certification are invited to join our student body for the full graduation ceremony.

This innovative educational program is only one of many commitments to our students. By completing their education through “Student on A String”, our students are able to continue onto higher education or go out into the world and live independent and successful lives.

Jackson-Feild has been working with children & families since 1855. Our evolution from the original orphanage, to assisting youth needing services today, has changed dramatically.