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The Mission of the ESCWR CORE program is to empower students at risk due to social and emotional challenges to experience academic success and prepare for post-secondary success by providing a continuum of tools, strategies, and supports. ESCWR CORE classrooms help a variety of general and special eduction students develop tools and strategies for increased success. Academic success, community involvement, and self-reliance are the three outcomes that underpin the ESCWR CORE classroom programs.
We believe that; 
All students can learn social, emotional, and academic skills when provided with appropriate support, tools, and strategies.

Students develop and learn best in the context of a community where they are safe and valued, their basic physical needs are met and they feel psychologically secure.

Developing positive, supportive relationships between students and key adults is crucial to student success.
To the extent possible, all collaborating service providers should share an evidence-based approach that draws upon the knowledge bases of all relevant disciplines and professions.
Education should prepare students for transitioning to adulthood, including lifelong learning, career readiness, and living independently.  
We value parents in the educational process.   
Outcome Based Values List
1. Independence
2. Problem Solving
3. Self-Respect
4. Valuing the Group (Community Connection)
5. Achievement
6. Social interaction

Program Staff Includes
  1. Director
  2. Intervention Specialist
  3. Educational Assistant
  4. Social Worker
  5. Transition to Work Coordinator Support
  6. Direct collaboration with Auburn CTE Staff

Additional Information
The CORE program does accept students from outside of the Geauga and Lake County Local Districts. We accept general education students as well as students that are on an IEP, or 504 plan. If you would like additional information about the CORE Program please do not hesitate to reach out to Jaina Gandolfi at [email protected].


Contact Information

Jaina Gandolfi
Program Director
Phone Number: 440-339-3606


CORE is located within the Auburn Career Center. 

Program Documents