Newfield Construction was retained as Construction Manager to "renovate-like-new" the building that combines ACES Whitney High School East/West and ACES Whitney High School North. The addition and renovation of the approximately 151,000 square foot building provides ACES the space it needs to provide specialized services to students from Hamden and 30 other school districts.
The ACES at Leeder Hill campus is a therapeutic environment dedicated to serving students from ages 14 to 21 who exhibit a range of cognitive, physical, behavioral, language and medical challenges. In addition to its academic mission, the school places a strong emphasis on transition to life and work including self-advocacy and self-determination. The campus features new technology, specialty laboratories, occupational therapy rooms, sensory and aqua-therapy rooms, assistive technology training spaces, art and pottery studios, media studios, and a vocational center.