In-District Classrooms.

Our Programs. Your Schools.

Partnership Programming for Students with Intense Needs

To support the complex needs of students, we offer the same high level of services and benefits within a district building as we do in each of our 50+ standalone schools. Our In-District Classrooms provide small, highly-structured therapeutic learning environments designed to meet the needs of students with intensive academic, behavioral, and language needs. By creating these opportunities for students, we are able to provide a continuum of services in their local community, while still offering them the personalized attention they require to succeed.

When I met the team, I could tell it was an instant match because their philosophy and beliefs really aligned with our district. It was instantly the right fit, based on how they approached families, how they approach students, the positive can-do attitude, and thinking beyond that allows them to fully provide supports for our students.

Melissa Cooper, Director of Special Education and Student Support Services, Littleton Public Schools (Colorado)

Finding Success For Students In Their Home District

In Colorado, Special Education Directors from Centennial BOCES, St. Vrain Public Schools and Littleton Public Schools have all partnered with us to serve their students. Hear from these directors as well as families impacted by our programs being offered in their home districts.

To have [our son] 5 minutes from our home, to know that if he needs me, to know that his bus ride is 5-10 minutes tops is huge. The people that are in this program are invested in this community and the kids that live here.

Jamie, mom of a student, Sierra Schools of Colorado

Successfully Improving Behaviors and Returning Students to the Classrooms

In Delaware, Brandywine School District recognized that they needed help serving students with behavioral and academic issues. Hear from the principal as well as other general education teacher’s about the impact of our In-District Classroom on the entire school community.

I have a student now, who’s come back to my classroom, who is a model student. He pays attention in class and does all of his work. Now, he’s one of the positive role models and he contributes to the class more than anyone.

English Teacher, Brandywine Public Schools

IDCs Benefiting Schools and Teachers

IDCs Benefiting Students and Families


A Father Son Relationship

When Walter, a teenager with autism, first started at Sierra School, he was only able to say a few words. He was struggling in his previous schools and his behaviors were impacting not just his education, but his family’s life. Hear from Walter’s father about their decision to enroll him at Sierra School and the impact it has had on their family. Also, hear from Walter, who will tell you all about his favorite part of school.

Up until a few years ago, his vocabulary was just a few words – basically yes or no – there was no real communication. But over the last couple years, his communication skills have come along. He’s gotten to the point where he can deal with people socially and there aren’t any problems. He’s maturing. It’s definitely improved quality of life, both for him and for us.

Scott, Walter's Father, Sierra Schools of Colorado

A Personalized Approach for Nari

Nari’s mom had one goal for her daughter: to find an educational environment that aligned with her own girls for her daughter. Hear about Nari’s success at the High Road Program of Philadelphia and why the relationship she has built with the staff.

Nari was a perfect fit for our program. She took to it right away and has been a model student with very few issues. She even achieved gold-level status, the highest behavioral status a student can reach.

Anthony Aiello, Program Director, High Road Program of Philadelphia: Ferguson

An Individualized Approach

In our 80+ In-District Classrooms, our certified teachers partner with district special education and general education staff to individualized academic and behavioral interventions for students. Our students come to us with a variety of special education classifications, including, but not limited to:

Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Emotional Disability

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Other Disabilities

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