About the Cable Academic and Vocational Education Center (CAVEC)
The Cable Academic and Vocational Education Center (CAVEC) serves Connecticut boys referred by local public schools throughout the state and students enrolled in CJR's short-term residential programs on its Litchfield campus. Regular, special, vocational and alternative education, as well as enhancement classes and transition and related services are provided. Most students require special education services and are diagnosed with Autism, specific learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, and/or other health impairments. However, some students served by this program do not require formal special education services. Many students referred to the Connecticut Junior Republic have a history of problematic behavior in the public educational setting and demonstrate significant deficiencies in their academic and affective abilities. It is incumbent upon CJR staff to address negative behaviors and teach students ways to conduct themselves in the educational setting while concurrently helping them become more proficient in their given grade levels.
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"If you feel like your life is not that great and that you won't be able to progress in a positive way, just remember, I felt like that once too, yet I am graduating, going to college and the path I never thought I could tread and make to the end is now all behind me."
- Ryan, 2014 Commencement Speech, CJR's Cable Academic and Vocational Education Center