Carrington School offers an on-site educational program with a curriculum widely accepted by home school districts to prevent the youth from being reported as truant. Students remain enrolled in their home school district and receive individualized instruction that is aligned with Core State Standards.
The on-site Carrington educational program is administered by the Educational Service Center (ESC) of Northeast Ohio. Students are taught by teachers who have Five-Year Ohio Professional Licenses. Students receive small group instruction as well as special education students receive specially designed instruction per the IEP. The MTSS, RTI and PBIS Frameworks help students obtain behavioral and academic support in a therapeutic educational environment. Carrington students are also administered ODE approved vendor assessments for benchmarking and progress monitoring. All intervention services, IEP goals, and related services are addressed, while IEPs and Evaluation Team Reports are prepared, when necessary, based upon coordination with the school district.
Overall, the educational services provided at Carrington are aligned with the Ohio Learning Standards and objectives with mandatory educational hours combined with mental health intervention throughout the academic school day. The Ohio Department of Education Licensed Teachers provides all the state-aligned academic content subject areas in a blended learning model framework. Some of the great characteristics of our academic program are:
- Differentiated, Individualized, and small group Instruction from in-person Teachers
- Blended Learning
- An Online Learning Platform with a variety of course offerings on Chromebooks
- IEP Services
- Individual and group support from Social Workers
- Collaboration between Carrington’s therapeutic and educational teams, which assist with the development and teaching of “the Whole Child.”
Carrington Student Residential Placement:
Displaced and transient youth are placed at Carrington Behavioral Health. County agencies such as the various Ohio Departments of Job and Family Services and other Juvenile Court Agencies coordinate with Carrington Behavioral Health for residential placement. Carrington Intake staff assist in getting crisis management plans and other mental health treatment and diagnostic assessments coordinated. Upon placement at Carrington, students receive their education on-site. The academic day is integrated with therapy from Carrington clinical/behavioral health staff.
The Benefits of being a Carrington Student:
Students that are educated in our program receive their education from ESC of Northeast Ohio teachers. The East Cleveland City School District is the designated school provider. There is an inter-service agreement between ESCNEO and East Cleveland School District. Carrington, ESC of Northeast Ohio and the East Cleveland School District share a collaborative partnership, as the facility is located in East Cleveland, Ohio. A student’s home district is billed directly by the East Cleveland City School district for all educational costs.
The educational team on-site participates in regular professional development. This maintains academic rigor and elicits the best educational teaching practices. The students of Carrington remain actively enrolled with their home school district of responsibility. This unique structure makes it convenient to place youth. Carrington’s Principal designs individual school schedules at the recommendation of the student's home school and school counselor, thus keeping the student on track for graduation. When students are outside of their school day, as residential youth, Carrington Behavioral Health professionals provide individual therapy and engaging off-site activities onsite and in the community.
Carrington School Vision- The Carrington School will strive to become a premier program of the ESC of Northeast Ohio and align with the standards of expectations for non-traditional service models.
Carrington School Mission- The Carrington School will provide a safe educational atmosphere for social-emotional growth and an uncompromising learning continuum program of study aligned with the Ohio state standards.
Dr. Jerlisa Calhoun