ChanceLight Education was founded based on the core belief that education can transform students’ lives. We have developed and refined our alternative and special education solutions for disconnected and vulnerable students who need a different educational setting. Working in partnership with districts and families for 45 years, we have changed the direction of more than 240,000 students’ lives.
During World War II, pilots in difficulty could request a powerful light at the end of the runway to help guide them safely home. That powerful light was called a Chance Light. School districts and families often turn to us in situations of difficulty, and we can provide guidance and hope just like that light at the end of the runway.
Our Core Values:
Improving the lives of students, their families and their communities is central to who we are and what we do. Our education practices are built on evidence, implemented with integrity and designed so students have the confidence they need to excel now and in the future.
Students can succeed academically, behaviorally and socially if their education, emotional and behavioral needs are met in a supportive and appropriate environment. We educate 13,000 students annually, and more than 85 percent successfully complete enrollment, graduate or return to the district.
We guarantee our accountability by measuring student growth, the effectiveness of our program implementation and our ability to offer hope. Our programs are accredited and state approved.
Integrity of Service
We believe that behavior and academics are linked.
- Effective Instruction engages students in learning and is key to reducing challenging behavior.
- Effective Classroom Management improves student engagement and is key to increasing academic success.
Learning at ChanceLight
- Starts at the instructional level and maximizes progress through remediation, differentiation, and acceleration
- Motivates and reinforces
- Practices to mastery
- Measures student progress daily, weekly and monthly to inform instruction
- Extends skills to the real world
- Focuses on reducing and replacing challenging behavior
MTSS (Evidence Based Practices)
Our instruction is supported through the Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) to ensure that students have the academic, social emotional and behavior supports necessary to be successful. We use restorative practices to complement our MTSS and create a culture and climate of safety and success.
Offering Hope: Inspiring and Empowering Students
ChanceLight Education operates programs nationwide to teach, inspire and prepare students to reach their full potential in a positive, reinforcing environment.
ChanceLight has completely changed the way I view school. ChanceLight gave me hope for my education and hope for my future. It didn’t just give me a safe place to learn and grow. It gave me a family.
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