Special Education

  • From in-school support to partial hospitalization to behavioral health wraparound services, the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) works alongside families and schools to assist students in prevailing over the challenges of behavioral and mental health disorders.

Options & Career Academy

  • The Chester County Learning Center encompasses two separate and distinct strands of service delivery that includes Options, a program serving students who experience emotional and behavioral difficulties as well as the Career Academy, a vocational training program serving students with a variety of disabilities who are interested in developing pre-vocational and vocational skills.


    Age Range of Students: 12 - 21

    Location: Coatesville

    For more information, contact Don Mangan at donm@cciu.org or 610-384-6030


  • Gateway offers middle school and high school emotional support programming with smaller academic and elective classroom environments and access to mental health supports. The high school program encourages participation in career and technical education for those students who are interested.

    Age Range of Students: 12 - 19

    Location for Grades 6 - 8: Coatesville

    Location for Grades 9 - 12: Downingtown, West Grove, and Phoenixville, PA

    For more information, contact Tracey Sterling at traceys@cciu.org or 484-237-5064