East Valley Academy
Offering each child the opportunity to learn, develop and strengthen the skills necessary to attain success in the community, home, and traditional school environment.
About East Valley Academy
East Valley Academy (EVA) is a licensed independent school that provides educational and therapeutic services to youth with severe emotional and behavioral challenges in grades 3-12. Youth who attend EVA are referred and tuitioned by their school. Clara Martin Center oversees all therapeutic as well as academic aspects of EVA.
As an Independent School, EVA’s curriculum and program have been approved by the Vermont Agency of Education and all earned academic credit is fully transferable.
Goals of the program
Summer Adventure Program
East Valley Academy offers Summer Adventure Programs for children ages 7-12, with separate programming for each age bracket. The summer programming builds upon the positive social and problem-solving skills that the student learns during the school year in a high-intensity, outdoor experiential learning program. Activities include rock climbing, canoeing/kayaking, hiking, rappelling, and orienteering.
Extended School Year Program
East Valley Academy offers an Extended School Year (ESY) for 5 weeks in the summer. ESY is offered to students who need to obtain academic skills continuously throughout the year. ESY participates in an Adventure Learning Day, hands-on activities in school and in the community, as well as volunteering. Participation in the ESY program is contingent on the sending school’s determination that this service is necessary for the student.
The 2022 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony for Clara Martin Center was held on the Vermont Technical College campus on Thursday, November 9th to honor employees for their dedicated years of service.
Clara Martin Center is the first community mental health agency in Vermont to have been designated a CCBHC after receiving an initial two-year CCBHC Expansion grant from SAMHSA in 2021.
Clara Martin Center is seeking submissions for their sixth annual art/poetry show entitled “Stronger Together: Celebrating Creativity in Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery.”