San Diego Center for Children: North County Academy

Located in Carlsbad, North County Academy is a San Diego County Office of Education school that is created through a collaborative partnership between North Coastal Consortium of Special Education and San Diego Center for Children. North County Academy serves 80+ students, grades 5th-12th, who are placed in the program through their Individual Education Plan. The purpose of the collaborative partnership is to offer a school designed to meet the unique academic and therapeutic needs of students with behavioral health challenges that affect their academic success. As the only program in the area equipped to provide this level of academic and therapeutic support, the environment is a unique blend of counseling, skill-building and education. The integrated academic and therapeutic environment is the result of multi-dimensional staffing that, as a team, focus very specifically on improving the student’s academic progress and overall behavioral health.


Individual, group, and family therapy, expressive arts and music, recreation (sports, games, social activities), gardening, independent living skills, crisis intervention, substance abuse psychoeducation and referrals, crisis intervention, Common Core State Standards Curriculum, speech, language, and occupational therapy, Workability Counselor, special and regular education teachers

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