Center Point School
Program Phone: 541-868-0661
1790 West 11th Avenue – Eugene, OR 97402
This registered alternative school offers academic services in a therapeutic school environment for middle and high school aged youth with emotional, neurological, and/or behavioral issues. Highly trained and professional staff offer expertise in mental health treatment, special education, and counseling. Services for families address trust, communication skills, conflict resolution, incentives and consequences for behavior, and relationship dynamics.
Services provided by Center Point include:
- Year round programming
- Comprehensive mental health, psycho-social, and educational assessments
- Psychiatric consultation or referrals
- Individual, group, and family therapy
- On-site, individualized education
- Transition services
- Coordination and linkage to community supports, as needed
- Aftercare referrals
Services are designed for youth who:
- Have documented lack of progress over time in less restrictive educational settings
- Have experienced chronic school failure across multiple settings
- Are eligible for residential services and can adequately be served in day treatment
- Are returning to the community following residential treatment
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday
At Looking Glass, we work to provide a variety of educational opportunities for teens that are homeless, have mental health issues, and for whom traditional education is inadequate to meet their needs. We have 3 alternative schools, therapists in 32 schools throughout Lane County, and offer educational services at each of our residential programs.
This year we had some amazing high school graduates from our three alternative schools. Riverfront, Center Point, and New Roads School provide high school degrees and GEDs to youth needing a specialized school environment. Our students have overcome much to reach graduation. From mental illness, learning disabilities, poverty, trauma, and other barriers to reach their education goals, we are so proud of all our students have accomplished.
The week of June 3rd was Spirit Week at Looking Glass' Center Point School. The activities of the week ended with an open house at the school preceding graduation events on Thursday, June 13th.
Center Point students were able to take part in a quintessential science lab project at the Eugene Science Center - frog dissection! This hands-on learning experience is part of Center Point’s weekly series of community activities to work on the students social skills and maturity.
Over multiple visits in recent months, local graphic artist Matt Brundage, on loan from Eugene’s Imagination International Inc, spent hours with Looking Glass students at Riverfront and Center Point Schools teaching youth about drawing techniques. In addition to showing off his amazing artistic skills, Matt brought humor and fun into the classrooms at Looking Glass.
For the 11th consecutive year, Looking Glass’ Center Point School, an alternative therapeutic middle and high school, held its annual holiday breakfast gathering at The Excelsior Inn in Eugene. The staff at The Excelsior opens its doors for this private gathering and provides a steep discount to the program to allow our clients to enjoy an amazing meal and a unique experience of fine dining during the holiday season.
Ethan Milner, Center Point School Therapist, shares all about the 3D Printing technology used in the alternative school’s “MakerSpace” studio!
As part of Center Point School's twice a week "Out and About" off-site trips, students were able to meet Mayor Lucy Vinis and learn about their local government. "Exposing students to activities and parts of their community they haven't had a chance to see or experience is important in their growth and education," explained Center Point School Family Services Coordinator Crystal Hall.
Looking Glass Center Point and Riverfront alternative schools held their respective 2018 graduation ceremonies on Thursday, June 14th celebrating the culmination of years of hard work and support from teachers, counselors, families and friends for a group of aspiring and inspiring local youth. Each school has its own traditions for graduation ceremonies and each was emotional and celebratory for another unique group of Looking Glass clients.
The week of June 4th through 8th was Spirit Week at Looking Glass' Center Point School. The activities of the week ended with an open house at the school preceding graduation events on Thursday, June 14th. "The purpose of the Open House is to celebrate the amazing work our students engaged in throughout the academic school year." Said Lynda Whitener the Program Director for Center Point.