Griffith Centers

J. Wilkins Opportunity School

Our Day Treatment Program is an alternative facility school for students who struggle in the traditional school setting, behaviorally, socially, emotionally, etc. We offer individualized methods designed to strengthen students’ skills necessary to obtain a quality education and, more importantly, be productive members of our community.

Contact Us

Hallmarks of Our Program

We offer specialized instruction for students in grades three through 12. Through an individualized school program, 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. J. Wilkins Opportunity School is accredited by 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. “

– William Sanders

Program Benefits & Services


Each classroom is strategically structured for the success of students. With a 1:5 staff to student ratio, lessons can be tailored to each child’s psychological and education level. Classes are arranged by age groups, skill level, mental capacity, and other special needs.



Students have two options for graduation through J. Wilkins Opportunity School. General Education Development (GED) program or Credit Recovery where students work at their own pace to get back on track to graduate high school, both offered for students who qualify. 


To help students achieve personal and academic goals, therapy from a licensed professional is available. The treatments provided during therapy sessions help guide students’ individualized education plans. Students receive individual, family, and group therapeutic clinical services. 



i-Ready is an online program for reading and mathematics that will help your student’s teachers determine your student’s needs, personalize their learning, and monitor progress throughout the school year. Program assessments show advancement in credits and content by more than 1.5 years of grade levels for every 180 school days at Griffith Centers.

Our School

Our Focus

The students at Griffith Centers J. Wilkins Opportunity School 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

Our 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

We offer year-round classes to assist in credit recovery. Our innovative program is helping students gain the credits they need to get their high school diplomas. Our Credit Recovery program gives students the ability to work at their own pace, providing them the opportunity to complete the learning materials necessary to get back on track.

Student Intervention

Students receive individual math and reading interventions to increase achievement every week.


Our News & Announcements

Keep up with our latest news and events.

Griffith Centers Sensory Gym

What is a sensory gym? A sensory gym is an area for active play that stimulates all our clients' senses—sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch. It’s a structured environment with sensory equipment that provides proprioceptive and vascular sensory input. Sensory Play...

Foster Care: Jacob and Ella

Jacob and Ella Harrington have been a licensed foster home with GCC since 2017. The Harrington's are a young professional couple that came to us in 2017 wanting to do foster care as well as adoption. Ella has a doctorate degree in occupational therapy and Jake is a...

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...


School programs


Get In Touch

Location: 10 Farragut Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Telephone: (719) 327-2012


Hours: M-F: 8am – 4pm