About Lincoln Academy
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 may impact their ability to succeed in a public school setting. Lincoln Academy is not designed for students with serious aggressive behaviors related to a diagnosis of Conduct Disorder and/or Antisocial Personality Traits or who may require intensive behavior management or containment.
Lincoln Academy can serve as either a short- or long-term educational placement. Staff work as a team with the student, family, sending school, and district representatives to foster the student's academic and social success while attending Lincoln Academy. Support for transitioning the student back into the district is also provided.
The CREC John J. Allison, Jr. Polaris Center educational programs serve children and adolescents who struggle with learning disabilities and emotional, behavioral, or psychiatric issues. Polaris provides comprehensive treatment, offering quality educational and clinical programming for adolescents and their families throughout Connecticut. All Polaris programming is offered from a trauma-informed perspective as adapted from the Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency (ARC) framework. A variety of academies within Polaris have been developed to focus on the unique academic and clinical needs of our students, with a strict adherence to their Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
Visit the Polaris Homepage to learn more about what the center offers.