John J. Allison, Jr. Polaris Center
CREC's John J. Allison, Jr. Polaris Center offers specialized clinically-based educational academies and programs for adolescents, summer programs, an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic for young children through adults, an outdoor Adventure Therapy Program, and catering.
Positive Youth Development
High-quality programming for youth and their families to promote literacy, career readiness, and lifelong learning.
Lincoln Academy is designed to address the needs of students in grades 6-12 who have demonstrated an episode(s) of extremely poor judgment, or who struggle with social, familial, or intrapersonal difficulties that impact their ability to succeed in a public school setting.
Polaris Clinical Day School
The Clinical Day School offers a solid foundation for the learning and support that teenagers in grades 6-12 with learning disabilities and/or significant social, emotional, mental health, and/or behavioral challenges deserve and require.
This course is designed to prepare students for 21st century learning. The goal is to teach and assess digital concepts, skills, and understanding, so students will successfully use computer technology in everyday life.
Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program
The Capital Workforce Partners Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program is a tier structured 5-6 week summer work and learn experience for students between grades 8 and 12.
Farmington Valley Diagnostic Center
The Farmington Valley Diagnostic Center (FVDC) provides an interim educational setting for students who are experiencing significant difficulties in their own school or transitioning from one educational setting to another.
Mental Health and Creating Safer Schools
Professional development training opportunities and school-specific technical assistance to help school leaders, faculty, and staff in understanding how to increase safety while enhancing social/emotional and academic achievement for all students.
Connections offers students in grades 9-12 extra structure, support, and creative incentives to stay engaged in the learning environment and to promote positive goals for the future. Significant focus is placed on vocational training and experience.
River Street Extended Day/Year Programs
Extended year (up to 240 days) and extended day (as late as 7:00 pm daily) programs available for students needing additional support and instruction.
River Street Preschool/Early Learning Center
Quality preschool instruction in an NAEYC accredited program.
River Street Outreach Program
Board certified behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts from the River Street Outreach Program provide behavioral consultation services to support area school districts in their services of children with challenging behaviors.
River Street Clinical Services
Multi-disciplinary clinical support for all students attending River Street School.
River Street Autism Program - Birken Campus
Intensive Applied Behavior Analysis instruction for students with autism is available year-round.
CREC's River Street School has taught kids on the autism spectrum for over fifty years.