The Bridge Program is a half-day program (periods 1-2) on the campus of Phoenix Academy High School. The program serves CHCCS-enrolled high school students who are having academic, social and emotional difficulties in the traditional school setting. The program offers a supportive, structured, small classroom environment where students are taught skills to function independently both academically and emotionally. The goal is for successful reintegration to their home school.
Who are our students?
Who implements the program?
Two half-time staff support The Bridge Program:
Their role is to assist high school students who have mental health needs with individually-tailored help, counseling, and skills development to make progress toward educational goals.
are referred to The Bridge Program by their home high school’s SST (Student
Support Team). Once referred, The Bridge
Program steering committee reviews the student’s needs to determine student
enrollment. This committee includes the program staff, the designated Point Person
from each high school, and lead school psychologist.
The Point Person or liaison at each high school assists the student, parent/guardian(s) and The Bridge Program staff with managing both the transition into the program and reintegration back to the home school.
CHCCS High School Point Person
Carrboro Kathryn Watson 918-2200, x25040 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chapel Hill Jim Wise 929-2106, x41270 email@example.com
East Chapel Hill Jerri Fritzo 969-2482, x27021 firstname.lastname@example.org
Phoenix Academy Gloria Sanchez-Layne 918-2300, x32296 email@example.com
Student success depends upon parent/legal guardian involvement. Program staff send weekly emails (or phone calls, if necessary) to parents with updates and suggestions for applying skills in the home setting.