The Positive Change Academy - New Castle (PCA-NC) provides a comprehensive program of individualized educational, behavioral health, and social services to youth in grades K-12 who have been recommended for an alternative school placement. We serve students from the Red Clay Consolidated, Christina, Appoquinimink and Colonial School Districts as well as various charter schools in New Castle County, DE.
Positive Change moves beyond the services provided by traditional schools through a collaborative approach involving the student, parents/families, school professionals, community partnerships, and outside support services.
TLi and the Positive Change Academy are based on the core principles of Restorative Practices, Trauma-Informed Care, Cultural Relevancy and Agency & Assets (Strengths-Based). This is woven into how we build our organizational and school community, hold ourselves and students accountable and resolve issues.
Small class sizes of 15 students or less to better serve the needs of each student
1:3 Staff to Student ratio to ensure that each student receives individualized attention
African drumming and dancing, art, music, PE to discipline the body and mind
A successful transition is our goal for every Positive Change student. As such, we use a comprehensive view to determine a student's readiness for transition forward to their home school. This includes evaluating students based on our Four Keys to A Successful Transition.