ABC Academy (Academic Behavior Community) is a special education alternative program for 7-12 graders located in the lower level of the Board of Education Building, 1416 Maine St. Funding for this program is provided through the Regional Safe Schools Grant. All students identified for special education alternative placement have Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and must meet specific guidelines. Director Lori Miles says the program meets the needs of students who require special education instruction in a smaller, more-restrictive environment. Most courses required for graduation credit are taught by ABC staff and some elective courses are on-line. There are clear and consistent behavior expectations and students are provided with appropriate behavior interventions. Community experiences are also part of the program providing trips to various employers for career information and offering the students volunteer opportunities.