Rivermont School Alleghany Highlands

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Rivermont School Alleghany Highlands

The Rivermont School Alleghany Highlands provides a therapeutic educational program for students, ages 5-22, with special needs, including autism, who have difficulty learning in a traditional school setting. Rivermont’s mission is to help students learn to manage their behaviors so they can return to their home schools, graduate and become productive citizens. 

Rivermont’s professional staff includes certified special education teachers, mental health counselors, licensed professional counselors, school administrators and board certified behavior analysts. Our skilled and experienced team teaches students to rely upon their personal strengths in order to solve problems, make better choices and achieve both short and long term success.

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Mr. Brian Summo, Principal
331 West Main St.
Covington, VA 24426
Phone: 540.965.6388
Fax: 540.965.6389
Email: brian.summo@centrahealth.com

Rivermont Autism Program

Rivermont Autism Program
Rivermont Autism Program

The Rivermont Autism Program  provides academic and behavioral services for students in grades K-12.  The Rivermont Autism Program focuses on family-centered, evidence based treatments with a foundation in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior. 

Individualized programs provide:

  • Academics
  • Behavior management
  • Communication
  • Social skills
  • Generalization of acquired skills
  • Preparation for return to least restrictive environment
  • Preparation for adult transition including activities of daily living and vocational skills

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Students are referred to Centra Rivermont Schools through public school systems' special education departments in conjunction with Community Policy and Management Teams (CPMT) and Family Assessment and Planning Teams (FAPT). 

►Centra Rivermont School Alleghany Highlands School Application and Referral Packet

Please click here for the online application

If you would prefer to download the application

1. please download an application

2. return materials using one of the following methods:

  • Email to Mr. Brian Summo, Principal, brian.summo@centrahealth.com
  • Mail to Mr. Brian Summo, Principal, 331 West Main St., Covington, VA 24426
  • Fax to 540.965.6389

The Rivermont Autism Program has a separate application.  

The application below is specific to the Rivermont Autism Program, a service of Rivermont Schools.

Please click here for online referral packet/application

If you prefer to download the form and to return with the supporting application materials, please download the following form: