Special Education


Education Services 7:30-2:15 Monday through Friday
Clinical Services 24hrs. Daily, 365 days, yearly

Chariho Alternative Learning Academy Clinical Day Program is an integrated, comprehensive school program for at-risk youth and their families. Through a unique partnership with Community and School Support Services, Inc. CALA provides comprehensive educational and wrap-around mental health services to middle and high school students. The goal of CALA is to provide students with the necessary educational and clinical supports so that they are successful at home, at school and within the community. The Chariho Alternative Learning Academy provides:

  • An individualized standards-based curriculum
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Vocational Preparation
  • Work-Based Learning and Work Study Programs
  • In-school therapeutic supports that are integrated into the youth’s education and coordinated with family and community functioning
  • A full range of mental health services that is available 24 hours a day throughout the calendar year
  • Case management Services
  • Extended school day and extended school year educational programming
  • An integrated and coordinated clinical and educational team for each student
  • Positive behavioral programming
  • Small, structured classrooms
  • Outreach and tracking
  • Supervised mentoring
  • Community service opportunities