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Cleo Wallace Academy

Youth at Devereux Cleo Wallace attend an on-campus school program that is accredited by the Colorado Department of Education and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Students are provided with six hours of school instruction per day. High school students can earn .25 credits per class each quarter. (Eight classes per day equals 2.0 credits per quarter.) Students’ progress is documented on report cards and transcripts, which are sent to their home school district and their parents/guardians.

Devereux Cleo Wallace employs highly trained teachers who hold a special education license, as well as those who are working toward their endorsement in special education. We also employ paraprofessionals who work closely with teachers and students on a daily basis. The academic curriculum at Devereux Cleo Wallace is developed in alliance with Colorado state content standards and local school districts’ grade level benchmarks in reading, writing and mathematics. Forty-five minutes of instructional time per day is dedicated to each of these core subjects. The remainder of the school day includes instruction in at least three elective subjects such as science, art, social studies, health, affective education, computer literacy, independent living skills and physical education.

Because of the diversity of our student population, academic instruction is individualized to meet each of our student’s needs. Students with lower intellectual functioning who require instruction with a life skills focus are provided a curriculum that is appropriate to their skill level. This group of students also is offered a variety of community experiences, the goal of which is to connect lessons learned in the classroom with real world experiences. An individualized educational plan (IEP) is developed and support-related services such as speech/language therapy and occupational therapy are provided for students who qualify. In addition to academic instruction, Devereux Cleo Wallace employs educational diagnosticians and liaisons who administer educational testing assessments, review IEPs and work with the treatment team to help facilitate a smooth transition to the youth’s home school district upon discharge.