AEDY Programs

About Ombudsman Pennsylvania Centers

In Pennsylvania, Ombudsman operates alternative education programs as well as programs that service students who qualify for placement in Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth (AEDY) programs. Ombudsman is an approved private provider of AEDY services by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. AEDY programs serve students who have significant disciplinary and attendance issues that require an alternative education setting.

Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth Programs provide a combination of intense, individualized academic instruction and behavior modification counseling in an alternative setting to assist students to return successfully to the regular classroom.

Ombudsman’s AEDY programs serve serves students in grades seven through 12 who have disciplinary issues and meet the entrance criteria established under AEDY such as habitual truancy, multiple suspensions or other chronic disruptive behaviors.

Ombudsman meets AEDY requirements and addresses the key areas of high expectations, meaningful student engagement, connectedness and bonding, skills for life, clear and consistent boundaries, and unconditional support.

Ombudsman provides behavior assessments, develops and implements behavioral supports such as Behavior Intervention Plans, and offers life skills and counseling services to all students. Students attend Ombudsman for four-and-a-half hours each school day.

Ombudsman is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and AdvancEd.

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