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Carrington School Program

Our mission is to create a school environment where children feel safe and valued. That provides them the opportunity to experience academic success. 
The Carrington School program provides educational services to children placed into the Carrington Youth Academy children's residential facility. The education program is located in the building where the children reside, in East Cleveland.
Carrington Youth Academy and the Carrington School Program are two separate agencies working together to help children. 
Carrington Youth Academy is a children's residential facility located in Cleveland, Ohio. The Carrington School Program refers to the educational program that is administered by the ESC of  the Western Reserve within the Carrington Youth Academy facility for the children who are placed at that facility. 
Children receive instruction from licensed teachers in Math, Science, Social Studies, and English Language Arts. Classroom instruction follows a hybrid model emphasizing direct instruction by teachers focused on State Standards and supplemented by on-line resources including Edmentum Courseware accessed by student Chromebooks.  Educational activities have included visiting the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage as a capstone to a block of instruction on the Holocaust centered around the Elie Wiezel book, "Night", trips to the Great Lakes Science Center and field trips to visit local natural history sites. 
Frequently Asked Questions for the Carrington School Program: 

Do classes in the Carrington School Program count as real school credit?

Yes. Classes are taught by licensed teachers from the ESC of the Western Reserve. Instruction follows the Ohio Common Core curriculum.

Will I receive High School credits for work I do at the Carrington School Program?

Yes. Each day a student attends class at Carrington School it is the same as a day as a student's home school. A transcript is sent to each student's home district after they have left Carrington Youth Academy.  

Who can get a copy of my transcript?

Transcripts can be sent to a student’s school, school district, parole officer or county caseworker upon that entity’s request. 

How does a student’s school get a copy of that student’s transcript?

The student's school, caseworker or Parole Officer can request school records by email or fax.

Email: [email protected] or Fax: 216-417-6417. 

I'm trying to go back to school and the principal says that the school needs a copy of my transcript. What can I do? 

Your school principal, counselor or admissions office can send a school records request by email or fax.

Email: [email protected]  or Fax: 216-417-6417.  

Is there a fax number for the school to use when requesting records?

Yes. The fax number is 216-417-6417.

How are my classes at Carrington School Program credited by my home school?

Your home school will make the final decision about how to apply your credits.

Can I graduate from the Carrington School Program?

No. You will graduate from your home school.

What school am I enrolled in when I am at Carrington Youth Academy?

You are enrolled in the public school district that is your home school (Your District of Residence).

Why did my school withdraw me when I was placed at Carrington Youth Academy?

The Ohio Department of Education requires Charter schools and community schools to withdraw students back to their home school (their District of Residence) when that student has been placed in a residential facility.

How does my school know that I am at Carrington Youth Academy?

The School District of Residence is notified when a student is placed at Carrington Youth Academy. 


Contact Information

Michael Abraham
Carrington School Administrator
Phone Number: 440-724-2613
Fax: 216-417-6417 
Donna Zoldak-Cook 
Director of Special Programs & Accountability
Phone Number: 440-477-5309 


Carrington Youth Academy is located in the city of Cleveland.