Specialty Programs

At Norwich Free Academy, we know that one size does not fit all. Embedded within our comprehensive curriculum is a Portfolio of Specialty Programs, offerings, and educational programming for those students whose learning, social and emotional needs, and life circumstances may require adjustment to program of study or instructional delivery. 

The Portfolio of Specialty Programs meets these diverse individual needs while allowing students to participate in NFA's Wildcat Community, including 60 Interscholastic Athletic Programs, a full complement of Unified Sports Programs and Activities, and over 65 student Clubs & Activities.

So, while educational programming may be individual for each student, the opporunties of the 4-year high school experience are the same for all. NFA's Portfolio of Specialty Programs affords all students access to a magnificent campus and offers more opportunities and choices than any other high school in the region.

The drop-down boxes below offer descriptions of NFA’s Specialty Programs.

APS - Alternative Pathways to Success

APS (Alternative Pathway to Success) – Serving students unable to meet graduation requirements in a four year span. An evening program for students who will not graduate, APS helps students maximize their time left at the Academy, continue to be members of the Academy community, and prepare for success in a post-secondary alternative high school diploma route.

Roy Wentworth, Administrative Intern

ELL Program & Arrival Center

ELL (English Language Learners) Program & Arrival Center – serving eligible students whose first language is not English by supporting their academic and social development while they acquire English proficiency.  The program offers an immersion experience for newly arrived students with no English experience, and a three tiered program for students to develop fluency.

Leo Butler, Director of Diversity

Night School

Night School – serving eligible students not experiencing success in day school for a variety of reasons by maintaining an avenue to a high school diploma. The program offers academic instruction and support to students who are parents, must be employed, or need time out of the day program.

Roy Wentworth, Administrative Intern

Sachem Campus Transitional Program

Sachem Campus Program - serving eligible students who may otherwise not experience school success or reach their potential.  The program meets the personal, emotional, social, and academic needs of students warranting a different instructional and curricular delivery system in a smaller, personal environment.


Kathleen E. Cote, Principal

305 Broadway, Norwich CT 06360 | Phone: (860) 887.2505

Since 1856, Norwich Free Academy has adhered to the philosophy of its founder to "return to our hamlets and our homes its priceless freight of youthful minds, enriched by learning, developed by a liberal culture, refined by study of all that is beautiful in nature and art, and prepared for the highest usefulness and the purest happiness"

Founder, John P. Gulliver,
NFA Dedication Ceremony (1856)

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