The Segue Institute for Learning was founded in 2006 by a group of long time Central Falls community members wished to address the needs of the young people of Central Falls. To this day, the school continues to be lead by amazing individuals who grew up in and understand the community they serve. The Administrative team of the Executive Director, Director of Operations, and Principal all grew up in the City and Graduated from Central Falls High School. The current Chair of Segue's Board of Directors is a resident and business operator in the community. Over the years, Segue has strived to incorporate the cities rich history and culture into its faculty. Many of the staff, from teachers to social workers to family engagement currently live or have lived in this community.
Segue was founded on the idea that ALL students should be considered "at promise" versus being labeled "at risk". With that concept in mind, Segue models its school to run completely heterogeneous classrooms. Every student at Segue is given the same opportunities, takes the same coursework, and is held to the same high Segue standards as each one of their classmates. Classes are kept small with community groups being no larger than 20. Segue makes those classes even more successful by hiring excellent professional educators such that the ratio of students to highly qualified staff is 10:1.
In 2013, Segue was awarded the RIASCD Whole Child Award for its approach to educating every aspect of our scholars from content knowledge to social emotional learning. Part of the reason Segue was able to achieve that honor was the curriculum it uses to educate its students. Its purpose is truly to meet all the needs of our scholars. Segue offers the traditional content courses of English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Humanities/Social Studies.
Students also participate in our MAGn'T classes throughout their years at Segue. Every student takes a course each year in Physical Education and Health. 6th and 7th Grade students each take offerings in Art, Music, and Theater while concentrating on one of those areas of study in their 8th grade year.
Finally, every day students all participate in courses known as Power Hours. These classes are smaller groups then their traditional classes with only 5-15 students. These courses are designed as targeted interventions meant to meet the individual needs that students might not be receiving enough of during their core classwork. Courses range from remedial interventions and advanced enrichment to social/emotional learning and wellness education.