Fitch Academy, the alternate education program at Darien High School, is now almost six weeks into its pilot year. As it is really the first program of its kind, the administration and Board of Education are watching closely as a small group of students take part in a different style of learning experience.
Lynda Sorensen is the lead teacher at Fitch Academy, and she along with school psychologist Eileen Whalen gave the presentation to the board, offering what amounted to a very positive report. Fitch Academy is based at the Darien Library, and as of October 11, will be at its pilot capacity of 12 students. Those students are five seniors, two years, and four freshman, with the last coming from a group of two or three students interested in the final spot.