CREC John J. Allison, Jr. Polaris Center’s educational programs serve children, adolescents and young adults who struggle with learning, emotional, behavioral, or mental health issues. The center offers quality educational and clinical programming to students, their families and/or guardians throughout Connecticut. All services are offered from a trauma-informed perspective and focus on students’ unique academic and clinical needs, strictly adhering to their Individualized Education Programs.
The CREC John J. Allison Jr. Polaris Center has been proudly serving children, adolescents, and young adults with emotional, behavioral, mental health, and learning problems since 1976. The Polaris Center has evolved into a comprehensive treatment center offering a myriad of quality educational and clinical programs for students from kindergarten to post-high school transition. Specialized programming and services include academic instruction by highly-qualified special education teachers, supportive counseling and case management, behavioral intervention and support, a school-based health center, and vocational/transition experiences. The Polaris Center also provides a variety of extended school year (Summer) programs for students whose Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) require it.
474 School Street
East Hartford, CT 06108
(Onsite parking available)
Monday — Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Polaris is the North Star.
From time immemorial,
travelers have relied on this
fixed celestial body.
It is the perfect metaphor for
what we try to do at the Polaris Center:
Provide them with a moral compass;
Give them something high to aim for; and
Help them reach their full potential.
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