Clay Academy believes that students are entitled to achieve a sense of belonging, mastery, and independence in order to live productive and fulfilling lives. To help students reach these goals, our intent is to help individual students recognize and work toward achieving his or her individual potential. We believe that understanding as well as embracing diversity is essential to creating an environment that supports growth. The educational experiences at Clay Academy help students broaden their perspective, recognize choices, respect individual differences, identify options and alternative solutions, understand the consequences of behavior, communicate appropriately, and evaluate the results of their behavioral choices. The therapeutic support and behavior management plans at Clay Academy help students to develop the competencies required to achieve satisfying and long lasting interpersonal relationships.