Our Mission Statement

AWE exists to serve the unique academic, physical, social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students. The staff of A.W.E. is committed to creating and maintaining a predictable, trusting, and caring environment where teaching and learning are driven by student interests and needs. All aspects of the school's organization, curriculum, and community-based activities are student-centered and intentionally designed to accommodate individual learning styles so all students may experience success.


AWE is an educational support along the continuum of services in Addison County. We believe strongly in supporting student growth in social, emotional, behavioral, and academic skills so students can engage with a variety of experiences. While some students may set a goal to return to their sending school, other students might travel down a path that leads to employment, career center courses, or other community-based experiences.

The decision to have a student integrate back into their sending school is a collaborative and data-driven process, and each plan is individualized to the student's needs, goals, and level of support.