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Alta At The Pyne Center


242 Main Street, Southington, CT 06489
PH (860) 628-3379 FAX (860) 628-3458

Jess Levin, Director





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The Southington Alternative Program serves students in grades 9-12 from Southington High School and surrounding districts on a tuition basis who have not been successful in a traditional high school setting.  Alta is housed in a separate facility but is directly linked to Southington High School and is part of the Southington Public Schools System. Alta is a "school of choice," and students are accepted only after they complete a two-day observation. Alta administration, in conjunction with the Southington High School administration, reserves the right not to accept a prospective candidate if it's determined that Alta would not best serve the educational needs of the student. At Alta, we emphasize making good choices and creating positive change.

The instructional philosophy at Alta is based on challenging students to think independently, communicate effectively, and understand that literacy and numeracy are necessary skills to be successful in all facets of life. Our curriculum is aligned with Southington High School and stresses differentiated instruction and personalized learning across all content areas. Alta offers grade level courses in English, math, social studies, science, art, music, life learning, and health and physical education. Alta offers school counseling and has full-time Special Education support. Alta is staffed by highly-qualified, highly-motivated teachers and has a full time Principal/Director on site.

Students who graduate from Alta receive a Southington High School diploma after meeting all district and state requirements. In 2017, fifteen seniors will graduate with a Southington High School diploma.

Alta faculty and students consistently practice and model mutual respect, acceptance, and a true sense of pride. Alta is a unique, challenging, invigorating learning institution.



Dear Students, Parents, and Members of the Southington Community: 

I am proud to be the Director of the Southington Alternative High School Program. As I enter my tenth year, I am excited about the progress we've made and the plans we are making for the future at Alta. We have a tremendous faculty who are truly dedicated to teaching and student support.  Alta is one of the stellar alternative programs in the state. Please contact the school with any questions regarding our program.



Jess Levin


(860) 628-3379



The Southington Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  Click here for the Non-discrimination Statement.

The Town of Southington in conjunction with the Commission of DisAbilities has established a Special Needs Registry at the Southington Police Department dispatch center to assist residents with special needs in the event of emergency or evacuation. Please click here for more information about the special needs registry, the special needs form, or the special needs flyer.

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