J. Wilkins Opportunity SchoolEducation Program
Most young people who have experienced trauma have 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.
Hallmarks of Our Program
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.
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.
From Our Principal
”. 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.
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 for students returning to public school.
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.
Students receive individual math & reading intervention to increase achievement on a weekly basis.
Our News & Announcements
Keep up with our latest news and events.
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...
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...
The Griffith's Kitchen 10th Anniversary Celebration will be held on November 1, 2020 and will be live streamed to the public.
Griffith’s Centers for Children, Chins up, has established an Anti- Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy (“EEO”). This EEO policy applies to all aspects of the relationship between Griffith Centers for Children, Chins Up and it’s employees and volunteers, including, but not limited to , employment, recruitment, classification of employees, termination, upgrading, promotions, transfer, training, working conditions, wages and salary administration, and employee benefits and application policies. These policies apply to independent contractors, temporary employees, all personnel working on the premises, and any other persons firms doing business for or with Griffith Centers for Children, Chins Up. Disciplinary action will be taken against any employee or agent in breach of this policy.