Spectrum Center Schools and Programs have served students with special needs, behavioral challenges and emotional disorders for more than 30 years. Spectrum Center’s state-certified non-public schools and public school integrated collaborative classrooms provide special education services to students ages five to 22 with a wide array of disabilities.
Our team of experts, including Board Certified Behavior Analysts, teachers, therapists and vocational coaches, emphasize positive approaches and utilize research-based methods to serve students with special needs.
Programs and Services
Spectrum Center provides academic programs, life skills training, vocational and transition services, support services and collaborative classrooms to students with autism, emotional disturbance, physical challenges and developmental delays.
Parents and Students
While enrolled in a Spectrum Center school or program, students can expect customized instruction and plans tailored to meet the needs outlined in their individual education programs (IEP). Spectrum experts and families collaborate to help students work toward their own personalized goals.
Spectrum Center collaborates with educators in public schools when they choose to refer students to Spectrum Schools and Programs. We also help public schools establish Collaborative Classrooms within their districts to meet the needs of students in a least restrictive environment (LRE) and help students transition back to their public school classrooms. During that transition to public school, students can be assisted into individual courses and integrated to typical peer interaction opportunities.
Through community partnerships, Spectrum Center provides opportunities for students to learn and work within the community. With the help of vocational coaches and employers, students learn employment skills essential to becoming as independent as possible.
Life After Spectrum
Spectrum Center students graduate with a high school diploma or receive a certificate of completion and lead fulfilling, productive lives independently or with assistance. Student success is measured by setting individual goals and helping students work toward those goals by providing vocational or technical training, transitional services and independent living preparation.
Spectrum Center operates 25 schools and programs serving 115 public school districts in California, Florida and Tennessee.
About Educational Services of America
Spectrum Center Schools and Programs is a division of Educational Services of America
(ESA), one of the nation's leading providers of behavior therapy and
alternative and special education programs for children and young
adults. Based in Nashville, Tenn., ESA partners with more than 250
public school districts in 23 states to operate more than 160 schools
and programs. ESA provides highly personalized academic and behavioral
services to 13,000 students each year through its Ombudsman Educational Services, Early Autism Project and Spectrum Center divisions.