Serving 14 students with year-round curriculum, Center Point School could be described as a small school - but the impact made on the lives of the students and families enrolled at the school can be pretty large.
"It's an amazing place," described Angela Larsen, parent of a 3rd year Center Point School student. "This is the first time during my son's education that I've been able to work and relax and not worry about getting constant calls from the school. He has been successful here where he had not been elsewhere."
Center Point has a professional staff of 10 including a full-time therapist and a family services coordinator. Collaboration with parents, staff and teachers is crucial to student success at Center Point.
"Family engagement is an expectation at Center Point School, not a crisis intervention, " explained Family Services Coordinator, Crystal Hall. "Families receive communication from staff on a weekly basis; not only to discuss challenging situations, but also to focus on achievements and progress that can be less of a focus in the public school setting."
Having a full-time therapist on staff is important in developing healthy communication between student, staff and parents.
"My practice is strongly attachment and trauma-informed," said Center Point School Therapist Ethan Milner. "I integrate expressive therapies, mindful meditative practice, cognitive and trauma-focused interventions and motivational interviewing."
To learn more about Center Point School, contact Program Director Lynda Whitener at firstname.lastname@example.org.