Educational & Vocational

In addition to the Clinical and Rehabilitation services offered by the Eau Claire Academy, your child will also receive educational and vocational programming and curriculum. Through an Alternative Day School Program, students are presented with various learning environments that are tailored to their specific learning needs.

Academic Instruction

Individualized academic instruction is provided in core academic subject areas. Students receive daily academic instruction in a highly structured self-contained classroom setting.  Students acquire and apply new skills at a rate that is appropriate for their age and intellectual ability. Academic curriculum is provided in the following areas:

Educational Services

Students participate in individualized academic instruction designed to meet their needs and abilities in the following areas:

  • Mathematics
  • Language Arts
  • History
  • Geography
  • Health
  • Literature
  • Science
  • English
  • Social Studies

Supplementary instruction is provided to all students in the following areas:

  • Social Skills
  • Title I Reading and Math
  • Physical Education
  • Art
  • Independent Living Skills

Alternative School

Our mission is to provide a highly structured, supportive and safe learning environment where students, ages 6-18, with unique or special education needs can benefit from education and experience positive growth and success. 

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  • Provide a safe and nurturing environment for children and adolescents which is conducive to learning.
  • Develop individualized academic instruction designed to meet each student’s needs.
  • Assist students in strengthening their problem solving, social and conflict management skills.
  • Model and reinforce appropriate social, emotional and behavioral responses.
  • Develop positive, encouraging and supportive relationships with all students. 


  • Increased school attendance.
  • Improved grades and increased academic levels.
  • Improved student attitude, conformity and compliance to rules, policies and authority figures.
  • Improved students' motivation, self esteem, social skills, anger management and self awareness.
  • Increased positive student-teacher and student-peer relationships.
  • Improved behavior in the home, school and community settings.
  • Successful and rewarding transition to Home School District programs. 

Educational Services

Students participate in individualized academic instruction designed to meet their needs and abilities in the following areas:

  • Mathematics
  • Language Arts
  • Reading /Literature
  • World Geography
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Health
  • Physical Education
  • Economics
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Government
  • Geography
  • History

Supplementary Instruction:

  • Social Skills
  • Career Education
  • Physical Education
  • Creative Arts


Through ongoing collaboration we can provide appropriate educational opportunities and services for students.

Collaboration involves:

  • Students
  • Families
  • School District Team
  • Community Agencies
  • Clinicare Professionals

Locations & Contacts

We currently have one convenient location. Please contact us for further information.

Eau Claire Academy Alternative School
550 North Dewey St.
Eau Claire, WI 54703
(715) 834-6681

Laurie Van Beek, Director of Education


Eau Claire Anti Bullying Policy


The Eau Claire Academy Education Department believes that all students have the right to a safe and healthy school environment regardless of gender, race, sexuality, or disability. Both victims and bullies need support and guidance to become happy healthy and kind adults. All reports of bullying will be investigated and taken seriously. To ensure that all are aware of this policy, the policy will be included in the resident and parent handbooks, new employee orientation, and be posted on the school website




Bullying: A person who intentionally tries to hurt others by making them feel uncomfortable. · Hurting them by kicking, hitting, pushing, tripping, etc. · Name-calling. · Spreading hurtful rumors. The bully’s actions occur repeatedly over time. Bullying is an act repeated, intentional and has a power imbalance between the person bullying and the victim.


Verbal Bullying: The use of words and language to cause emotional distress to another person, exclude them, or make them feel threatened by others


Physical Bullying: The repeated unwanted violation of another person’s body through hitting, touching, tripping, kicking, threats and other forms of physical harm. It may also extend to targeted theft


Indirect Bullying:  May include exclusion and spreading of rumors


Cyber Bullying:  Repeated bullying that occurs in an online space




  1. The Eau Claire Academy School expects students and /or staff to immediately report incidents of bullying to the principal or designee. Staff who witness bullying should take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so.


  1. The Eau Claire Academy School will not tolerate behavior that infringes on the safety of any student.


  1. Each complaint of bullying will be promptly investigated.


  1. Students who bully are in violation of this policy and are subject to disciplinary action.


  1. The Eau Claire Academy Education Department will provide staff development training in bullying prevention.


  1. Teachers will discuss this policy with their students in age-appropriate ways and assure them that they need not endure any form of bullying.


  1. For those who falsely accuse another of bullying the following steps will be taken.


  1. The student will meet with the Education Building Manager and Director of Education and determine consequences that are appropriate.


  1. If appropriate, a meeting with the individuals involved and the Building Manager along with the Director of Education or designee will occur to resolve the conflict.


  1. If appropriate, classroom changes will be made.


  1. If the student continues falsely accusing others of bullying, the treatment team will meet to develop a plan to address this behavior.