Welcome Message From The Principal

 Pamela Atchison
I would like to welcome everyone to the John S. Charlton Program website. The Charlton Program has been in existence since October, 1956. Currently, we serve students throughout Kent County, Delaware, ages two to twenty-one, challenged by autism and moderate to severe and profound cognitive and physical disabilities. Our students are located at the onsite Charlton building and at seven schools in Caesar Rodney School District: Frear, Stokes, Star Hill, and Welch Elementary Schools, Fifer and Dover Air Force Base Middle Schools, and Caesar Rodney High School. 
We also have our college age students attending the Wesley College Transition Partnership Project. These Projects offer our off site college age students the opportunity to prepare for their adult lives by honing their employment and life skills. 
Our students have access to the same curriculum, with modifications, as the students throughout Caesar Rodney School District. Additionally, our students participate in learning communities focused on functional academics, life skills, and vocational training. We have a dedicated and well-trained teaching staff, four school psychologists, three nurses, four speech/language, two occupational and physical therapists, paraprofessionals, four custodians, and nine child nutrition teams serving our students. 
The Charlton Program employs a Positive Behavior Support model to help students learn appropriate behaviors. All of our staff is trained to use de-escalation and safety techniques via Staff Effectiveness and Safety Training following the Devereux Model. We have a Crisis Management Team to assist students in crisis situations. Additionally, our staff receives training using the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) as one of our tools to assist our students with communication. 
Please enjoy your journey when entering the John S. Charlton Program website. We hope to see you at one of our many events. Have a wonderful year!! 

Important Announcements

Department of Justice
Bullying Prevention and School Crime Contact (Ombudsperson) 
Joseph Flinn 
Hotline: 1-800-220-5414

An Equal Opportunity Employer

The Caesar Rodney School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate
in employment or educational programs, services or activities based on race, color, religion, national origin, veteran or marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation or genetic information in accordance with state and federal laws. Inquiries about compliance should be made to the Title IX, District 504 and ADA Compliance Officers: Paul L. Dunbar Administration Building, 7 Front Street, Wyoming, DE 19934.
Phone (302) 698-4800.
Our Vision:

Meet or exceed the annual ESEA targets in all cells in the school accountability system. Maintain a safe environment in an atmosphere of caring discipline. Provide opportunities that encourage a partnership of families, district staff members, students and the community. Project revenue resources to maintain the strong financial position necessary to support the needs of the district. Coordinate the district’s resources and create a plan that aims to ensure all students enrolled in the Caesar Rodney School District for three or more consecutive years will perform at or above grade level by the end of the student’s third year of enrollment.

Our Mission:

Mission Statement Recognizing the value of each individual, and building upon our commitment to excellence, the Caesar Rodney School District is dedicated to the mission of preparing students for a successful, productive and purposeful life in a diverse, global community by: • Providing quality educational opportunities for all students; and • Promoting caring attitudes through the school community.

The Four A's

Academics    Arts    Athletics   Atmosphere

Department of Justice Bullying Prevention and School Crime

Contact (Ombudsperson) Joseph Flinn Hotline: 1-800-220-5414

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