Robert J. Lister Academy

The Robert J. Lister Academy is a public alternative high school, designed in 1983, to meet academic, therapeutic, and vocational needs of at-risk adolescents aged 14-21 in grades 9-12.  A self-contained satellite program of the Portsmouth School Department in Portsmouth , NewHampshire, The Robert J. Lister Academy aims to educate students from throughout the Seacoast area, whose emotional disabilities, behavioral issues and family situations have precluded their success in more conventional academic settings.  Drawing on the expertise of a collaborative team of counselors and veteran teachers, The Robert J. Lister Academy provides a holistic learning environment that fosters individual growth in core academic subjects as well as the development of vocational skills, conflict resolution, communication skills, and building positive esteem.  Students who successfully demonstrate proficiency in these areas earn regular high school credit toward a Portsmouth High School diploma.   The Robert J. Lister Academy is committed to graduating students who will be life long learners as well as productive and contributing members of their community.