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Salem4youth Therapeutic Christian Boarding School:
Based in Flanagan, Illinois, Salem4youth is a Christian Therapeutic Boarding School for troubled boys and young men in Grades 3-12. We offer an educational program that is specifically structured to support the supervision and training of students that have special challenges.

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Why Choose Salem4youth?


- Residential Program
The Salem4youth therapeutic boarding school is, on average, a ten to fourteen month program for young men whose behaviors have escalated to the point that they should no longer remain in their homes due to the risk that they may pose to themselves and to others.

- Educational Program
Salem4youth’s on-campus school, named Valor High School, uses a creative approach to education by providing a mix of instructional, relational and vocational training.

- Vocational Program
Many of our young men are creative learners and more hands-on in their approach. Salem4youth is taking the lead in motivating our students with hands-on learning, as an extension to our regular education program.

Christian Therapeutic Boarding School Program:


Residential, Educational & Vocational programs:
For young males with challenges such as:

- Learning difficulties 
- Behavioral problems 
- Emotional problems
- Lack of motivation
- Detrimental behaviors 
- Self-harming
- Drug and alcohol abuse

Christian Educational Program:
- Creative curriculum
- Equine therapy
- Innovative, computer-based learning for Grades 3-12
- Instructional, relational and vocational training
- Develop self-esteem, control, and responsibility.

Valor High School:
Valor High School uses a creative approach to education by providing a mix of Instructional, Relational and Vocational training. A classroom consists of one teacher, an aide (as needed) and 11 computer stations for students.

Though each teacher may oversee up to 15 students at a time, there are usually no more than 8-10 students at any given time.

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Address: 15161 N. 400 East Rd., Flanagan, Illinois 61740, USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2020-03-18 were from:

Chicago;   decatur;   chicago/IL;   Peoria IL;   Beardstown, IL;   MEDORA;   Chicago, illinois;   Astoria;   mt. Prospect;   Aurora Illinois;   and more.
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With a passion for helping young people in crisis, our clinical, educational, and operations staff are among the best in the country.

We are a small program (40 students) which means that we are able to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.

Typically our on site student to staff ratio is 5:1. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.

Parent Testimonial:
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- High School Program
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TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.
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On the basis of the philosophy of the Waldorf curriculum, YIHS pursues a balance of academic rigor in the humanities, sciences, and foreign languages, compassion and cooperation in social life, and creativity and excellence in the practical and fine arts.
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Oneida Baptist Institute
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Oneida Baptist Institute (OBI), located a small rural village in the mountains of Clay County, southeastern Kentucky, is a co-educational Southern Baptist boarding school offering residential programs to students in Grades 6-12.

Oneida is a school that accepts students from all over the US and throughout the world, and introduces them to a different way of life, a Christ-centered life. The school provides rules that teach discipline and promote responsibility.

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- Residential Programs for students in Grades 6-12

- Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

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- English as a Second Language (ESL)

- Summer School Program

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Lake Forest Academy
Courses / Programs
Located in Lake Forest, Illinois, on the north shore of Lake Michigan and 30 miles north of Chicago, Lake Forest Academy is a co-educational, college preparatory boarding and day school for domestic & international students in grades 9 through 12.

We teach a full and inclusive middle & high school curriculum in arts and sciences, with AP and college prep courses.

The academy fosters intellectual development and academic excellence in its students. At LFA, students learn valuable lessons not only in the classroom and on the athletic fields but also in the dormitories, student center and dining hall.

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Co-educational Boarding and Day Programs for Grades 9-12:

- College Preparatory Curriculum
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