The Halton School
An extraordinary school designed for 3-8th graders with Asperger’s and traits associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
In response to the limited education options in the greater Charlotte region for average- to above-average intelligence children with Asperger’s/Autism Spectrum Disorder and other specific learning differences, Aspire Carolinas Foundation will open The Halton School, the first of three schools in the Huntersville Education Village.
Surrounded by a group of focused and caring professionals, students and their families will experience what The Huntersville Education Village is all about: creating an environment built specifically tailored to their educational needs. An environment that will empower them to thrive academically, emotionally, and socially.
Located at 11414 Beatties Ford Road, The Halton School will be housed in a 6,000 square foot renovated home. This historic home has a peaceful ambiance and many large, beautiful rooms that will make ideal classrooms. Entering through the sunny front porch, students will be welcomed by a sense of comfort and belonging as this school will truly become their ‘home away from home.’
K-12 School for Students with Learning Differences (LD) and a School Within a School.
The master plan calls for the construction of approximately 70,000 square feet of building space to serve families who have children with learning differences and includes a dedicated school wing for up to 75 Asperger’s and autism spectrum students. Often referred to as a school within a school, this synergetic arrangement allows the LD and Asperger’s/autism spectrum schools to share resources. The building plans include classrooms for lower-, middle-, and upper-school students, and features shared spaces including a dining hall, gymnasium, music room, art room, counselor offices, a central receptionist desk, and school administrative offices.
Aspire Trade High School
Aspire Trade High School will be a 60,000 square feet school that is designed as an airy and bright modern space conducive for technical learning. Operating under a North Carolina charter school license Aspire Trade High School will be the first trade school in the Charlotte metro area for grades 9-12. Upon graduation the students will be fully qualified to begin a career in their chosen trade with a local business or company. Students will have varied curriculum choices in advanced manufacturing, construction trade, and other vocational offerings. These courses will offer hands-on training, rather than purely theoretical teaching. The students will be prepared to begin work in their chosen trade upon graduation. At full enrollment Aspire Trade High School will serve 400 plus students within the region.