The academic school programs serve our residential clients as well as children who live in the surrounding communities where their needs cannot be met in a traditional school setting. Our educational services are for children who have behavioral issues and varied educational needs, have an IEP, and are referred by their home school district.

CHOR Day Academy is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as a private academic school.

The Academy serves children grades five through twelve who have special and alternative education needs that can be better met in an alternative setting. The program is designed to help students bridge educational “gaps” while working toward the completion of required credits for the school year. Our goal is to provide students with a well balanced educational and therapeutic program to move them toward academic success. The education team is comprised of special education teachers, a certified reading specialist, teachers aids, and behavioral support staff.

The school days run from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM and provides instruction in major subjects of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Students also receive career counseling, health education, and technology instruction. The student’s home school district is involved in the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and the Evaluation Report (ER) as part of compliance with federal and state laws. Our staff communicates with the student’s school district to assure proper school credits and a smooth transition of students back into the home school district.

The Centre Avenue Academy was refurbished in 2011 to provide state-of-the-art technology and instruction. Handicap accessible.

Classrooms / Instructions

  • Technology – laptops and smartboards provide high-tech support
  • Centers-based – 3 centers in each classroom provide
    • Traditional instruction
    • Individualized computer learning
    • Project-based learning – supplements instruction
  • Compass Learning integration – individualized academic assessment
  • School-wide Positive Behavior System
  • Integration of Electives
    • Art, Phys Ed, Music

The Centre Avenue Academy offers a 6 week Step Summer Program that provides a strong math and reading strategies program along with a character education component designed to improve academic performance.

For more information please contact our school if you have any questions:  Director of Education – Cary Moyer,, 610.478.8266 ext. 475.

Summer Breakfast and Lunch Outreach Program

Ways to find out where you can receive meals closest to home:

  • Call 1.866.3Hungry or 1.877.8Hambre
  • Text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877877 during the summer months
  • Text “SUMMER MEALS” or “VERANO” to 97779.
  • Use the website:
  • Use the site locator for smartphones –

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