J. Wilkins Opportunity School

Education Program

Most young people who have experienced trauma has unique challenges in their educational goals. Challenges can range from loss of credits due to school moves, challenging school environments, a lack of commitment to education, and various other challenges that are a priority at that time.

The Day Treatment Program is an alternative to Residential Treatment and is suited for individuals who are able to function with lower amounts of structure when school is dismissed.

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Hallmarks of Our Program

We offer specialized instruction for students from K through 12th grade. Through an individualized school program design and academic and behavioral testing. Our desire is for the best possible education for our clients.

Quality of our Service

The Colorado Department of Education regularly monitors and evaluates our program to ensure its high quality. We are accredited but AdvancEd., and the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children, Inc.


& Commitment

To provide each student with a quality education that is engaging, interesting, and will help meet educational goals. We offer an alternative therapeutic educational experience for students struggling with emotional, family, other related issues, and whose needs are not being served in their current educational environment.

A Word

From Our Principal

An excellent education is not possible without the strong partnership of students, parents, and staff. We encourage these positive collaborations so that we can continue to give our children an opportunity to become self-motivated learners and productive citizens. “

– Will Sanders


Program Benefits and Support


Classes are separated by age groups, skill level, and other special needs.


Low student-to-teacher ratios.



General Equivalency Diploma (GED) program offered for students who qualify.


Support students progress who are going to public school in our area.


Students receive clinical services of individual, family, and group therapy.



i-Ready assessments show advancement in credits and content by more than 1½ yrs of grade level for every 180 school days at Griffith Centers.

Our School

Our Focus

The students at the Griffith Centers for Children are given the attention and support needed to overcome obstacles, thus getting back on the road to success and graduation.

Transition Services

Transition services for students returning to public school.

School Meals

Griffith’s Kitchen program utilizes culinary arts as a way for our kids and their families to express themselves all the while providing an innovative outlet to help kids showcase their talent and learn skills needed to live a healthy life. Oh, and everyone loves good food too.

Year Round Classes

Classes are offered year-round as credit recovery.

Student Intervention

Students receive individual math & reading intervention to increase achievement on a weekly basis.


Our News & Announcements

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Foster Care: Jacob and Ella

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Foster Care: Trevor and Heather

Trevor and Heather have been part of our agency since February of 2019. They are a warm, enthusiastic couple that have a heart for teenage girls. While many foster homes, especially those with the end goal of adoption, focus on younger aged children, the...


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Get In Touch

Location: 10 Farragut Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Telephone: (719) 327-2012

Email: info@griffithcenters.org

Hours: M-F: 8am – 4pm

Non-Discrimination Policy

Griffith Centers for Children Chins Up is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition, or privilege of employment.  We do not discriminate against applicants, employees, or volunteers based on age (40 and over), race, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran/military status, or any other legally protected status. 

Furthermore, Griffith Centers for Children is dedicated to serving at-risk children, youth, and families throughout Colorado and we do not discriminate against clients based on race, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran/military status or any other legally protected status.