Humiston School - A High School Alternative in Cheshire Public Schools

Screen & Stay Information: 

In very specific circumstances outlined HERE, unvaccinated children identified as close contacts of a positive student in school may be able to screen for symptoms each day and remain in school if they do not develop symptoms.  YOUR SCHOOL NURSE WILL TELL YOU IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE.  If you are eligible, in order to be able to attend school, you must complete the form linked below every day for 14 days from the point of last contact with the positive individual.  Humiston Screen & Stay Form.

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    30 Spring St.
    Cheshire, CT  06410

        Humiston School is an alternative high school setting for Cheshire Public School students.  It is designed for students who have difficulty managing the size, pace, and demands of the comprehensive Cheshire High School setting.

Humiston School provides a small educational community that allows students to be actively engaged in their school program.  There is a low teacher-to-student ratio which leads to strong and positive relationships between the teachers and students.  The number of students at Humiston usually ranges from 15 to 30 over the course of the school year.  This low number creates a close-knit community.  It reduces the number of social stressors for the students and they are able to have a better focus on their academic work.

The smaller setting of Humiston School provides more structure and an easy to follow routine that makes it easier for the students to cope with the demands of their high school program.  Humiston School gives the students an opportunity to have tailored support that they need to complete high school.  The academic, interpersonal, and health needs of each student are supported.  

Students who complete their high school program while attending Humiston School receive a Cheshire High School diploma.  The goal for the students is to complete high school with their class while also being ready for employment and/or post-secondary educational programs.

There are flexible criteria for students to attend Humiston School.  Referrals to Humiston School must be made by the Cheshire High School team.  Students with and without special education needs can attend.  Students from ninth grade to twelfth grade are enrolled.  Parents and students complete an intake meeting with members of the Humiston School staff before they begin. Tours can be arranged for students who are being considered for enrolling. The Humiston team and the Cheshire High School team carefully coordinate each student’s transition to Humiston.  Care is taken to be sure that enrolling at Humiston will keep every student on track to meet all the current graduation requirements.
   Dr. Maureen Reed

   Alison Lennon

Social Worker
  Jennifer Darcy & Amanda Giacondino

Intake Coordinator
   Amanda Giacondino

Math Teacher
   Jennifer Beling

English Teacher
    Matthew Leavenworth

Social Studies Teacher
    Lisa SanAngelo

Science Teacher
    Sandra Vermeulen

Physical Education Teacher
    Joe Krutz

Art Teacher
    Sara McGrimmly

    Barbara Styles

Business Teacher
    Theresa LeBrun

Spanish Teacher
    Rose Dicenzo