The Affective Needs Day Services (ANDS) is a program exclusively for public school students. It consists of classrooms for students with emotional disabilities, providing a strong emphasis on affective education, academics, and social skills programming. A highly structured environment with individualized behavior management strategies help students replace inappropriate behaviors with more socially acceptable ones.
The program follows the Denver Public School’s (DPS) school year, with the school in session from 8:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Bus service is provided through DPS. Accepted grade levels include preschoolers through eighth grade.
Mount Saint Vincent’s ANDS program features small classrooms with low staff-to-student ratios, with no more than 12 students to one teacher and one educational mental health worker. All of our teachers hold degrees in special education and are highly skilled in providing intensive behavioral support. Minimal transitions and a calm environment result in fewer daily disruptions.
Our two playgrounds give energetic children a place to expend excess energy. Kids can swing, climb, spin, and run in play areas that are developmentally appropriate.
Written communication from the school staff keeps families informed, allowing them to monitor their child’s academic and social progress on a daily basis.
For more information on the ANDS program, call 303-458-7220 ext. 247.