The BLaST Academy provides academic, therapeutic, and behavioral health BLaST Academy Pumpkinsservices beyond those available in traditional public school settings. We believe in treating each student as an individual and strive to meet the unique needs of every child through the use of a three-tiered model of education.

Our programs serve regular and special education students in grades K-12. They are open to students residing in Lycoming, Tioga, Bradford, and Sullivan counties. The highly qualified staff provide comprehensive education services to students with academic, behavioral, and mental heath difficulties who require more support than can be offered in a traditional school building.

The Academy’s goal is to provide students with coping and academic skills while supporting families in successful transitions back to a less restrictive educational setting in their home district.


Three Tiered Model

Tier 1Tier 2Tier 3
  • Morning Arrival Security
  • Academy Milieu
  • Small Group Individualized Instruction
  • 504 Plan Accomodation
  • Group Therapy
  • Positive Behavior Support
  • Behavior Matrix-Level System
  • School Store
  • Behavior / Safety Screening
  • Individual Therapy
  • Functional Behavior Assessment
  • Behavior Management Plan
  • Individualized Safety Plan
  • On-site Psychiatric Evaluation & Consultation
  • On-Site Medication Management

Emotional Support

Emotional support services are provided at all grade levels. Individualized or small group academic instruction is based on each student’s unique needs as reflected in the IEP

Therapeutic Support

General education and IEP students are provided with small group instruction specially designed to meet their academic and behavioral needs. The Academy believes in preventative and proactive teaching as a means of shaping behavior and teaching appropriate social skills.

Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth

AEDY is a program approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education that is designed to support a school’s effort to provide a temporary placement for disruptive students in grades 6 through 12. Students enrolled in the program will continue to make academic progress and work to remedy disruptive behavior through counseling and other behavioral interventions. The goal of alternative education is to continue providing education services along with behavioral interventions to overcome the disruptive behavior and return students to the regular school environment.

North Campus
21209 Route 414
Monroeton, PA 18832
South Campus
136 Catawissa Avenue
Williamsport PA, 17701