Education and Day Treatment Programs – Savio School

Savio SchoolThe Savio School is an on-grounds educational program approved by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Savio provides a year-round school schedule. Classes begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:05 p.m. (except on Wednesdays – the student day ends at 12:40 with lunch ending at 1:10pm). The Savio education department maintains a teacher and an education counselor for every twelve students. The program prepares youth for reintegration into public schools or alternatives, and supports post-secondary enrollment. Copies of transcripts, diplomas, IEPs, and GED “pretests scores” are provided.

Savio School – Our Beliefs

  • All students can learn
  • Each student is a valued individual with unique needs
  • A safe and supportive learning environment promotes student achievement
  • Collaboration with families is essential


The Savio School provides year-round education and related services within a therapeutic milieu. Program components include:

  • Assessment
  • Regular Education Services
  • Special Education Services
  • Weekly, Individualized Behavior Planning
  • Life Skills Training
  • Vocational Skills Training
  • Instruction in Core Academic Areas
  • Experiential Electives
  • Recreation and Community Experiences
  • GED Pre-testing and Preparation
  • Guidance and Education Planning Services
  • Transitional Services

Curriculum and Instruction

Goal: To provide high interest, academically challenging, standards-based educational services that allows students the opportunity to succeed in the school setting.


  • Use state standards and facility school curriculum maps
  • Provide a positive learning environment
  • Maintain high expectations, while meeting individual education plans


  • Collaborate with treatment staff to promote educational success
  • Provide instructional activities that address the student’s specific emotional, learning and social needs
  • Provide remedial, enrichment, and/or independent study programs to meet students’ needs
  • Ensure each student receives instruction in the four core areas of math, language arts, science, and social studies each day (unless otherwise determined at an educational staffing)
  • Design and implement physical health and well-being curriculum
  • Provide a variety of community experiences which supplement instruction
  • Implement Facility Individual Career and Academic Plan activities
  • Implement Botvin Life Skills Evidence Based Curriculum


  • Required to complete homework assignments in every class
  • Learn and use appropriate coping skills to manage emotions
  • Uphold positive behaviors when in the community
  • Become upstanding citizens
  • Maintain positive behavior in the school day


  • Ensure a safe and productive school atmosphere
  • Provide therapeutic needs for each student
  • Assist the teachers and students in classes

Program therapists act as liaisons between families and the school. They also work closely with teachers and education counselors to implement clinical interventions for students who are struggling in the classroom.

For more information contact: Laure Crell, 303-225-4060