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K-12 Program Highlights

During the first week or so, the team will first “pair” with the student in order to build a rapport with them. Pairing is essential in building a rapport with the student, thus establishing the staff as the ultimate reinforcer. Once we have successfully paired with a student, we begin introducing “mastered tasks” and reinforce the students success which in turn establishes “instructional control.” After this step is complete, we begin conducting assessments to help develop unique goals that are individually tailored to each student. A new IEP is created for each student within the first 6-8 weeks and will consist of 15-20 goals.

Individualized Education Plan

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ABA-Based Education

Chrysalis Academy uses research-based  programming with teaching practices

guided by the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and language development including discrete trial teaching (DTT) ,

natural environment teaching, (NET), and pivotal response training (PRT). 



Our team of professionals is comprised of 5 Certified Special Education teachers, A full time Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), a full-time Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), 2 full-time Speech-Language Pathology Assistants (SLPA), 5 Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) and a large team of highly qualified teaching assistants.


Related Services

We integrate a comprehensive set of  related services into our school curriculum including: Behavioral Interventions,  Speech Therapy, Supplementary Reading  Instruction, Activities of Daily Living, Yoga,  Music Therapy and Vocational Training.   

2:1 Student to Staff Ratio

Teaching is delivered in a 2:1 student to staff ratio as well as in small group and   large group instruction.  This allows for more individualized attention and group instruction helps teach students to generalize skills in a group setting.

Behavior Analysts



Chrysalis Academy has a Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA)  on site full time.  Our BCBA provides each  student with individualized attention specific to each student’s behavioral and social needs.



Year-round Program

Our school schedule is designed to maximize  student progress while meeting the  requirements of the Arizona Department of  Education.  School is in session Monday  through Friday with scheduled breaks  throughout the year.  

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