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Brehm School, Jackson County:
Brehm is a small, fully accredited, not-for-profit coeducational boarding school for students with learning differences. Brehm limits its focus to just 90 students in order to provide the attention and service each child deserves.

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Co-ed Boarding Program for Grade 6-12 Students with Learning Disabilities:
The Brehm Academic Curriculum is designed and implemented in accordance with the Brehm Vision and Mission.

Brehm's curricula has been approved by the Illinois State Board of Education, North Central Association, and the Independent Schools Association of the Central States.

Brehm Core Programs include:
- English; Mathematics; Social Science; Science; Physical Education/Health; Fine Arts; Foreign Languages; Computers; Learning Cognition; Transition Electives;

Speech and Language:

Brehm’s Speech-Language Department employs five full-time speech-language pathologists. Brehm SLPs evaluate speech, language, and related skills; establish contexts and frequencies for therapies based on individual needs; and develop, implement, and report progress on individual therapy plans.

SLPs communicate with Brehm staff, parents, and other professionals on a regular basis regarding the students’ progress and its impact on their academic, social, and personal issues. The Speech-Language Department provides evaluation and therapy services to address needs in the following areas:

- Speech Articulation/Intelligibility
- Auditory/Listening Skills
- Oral Language Skills
- Language-Based Literacy Skills
- Written Expression
- Pragmatic and Social Communication Skills
- Cognitive and Metacognitive Aspects of Communication

Cross-Curricular Competencies:

Five cross-curricular competencies are embedded within the Brehm Curriculum. Mastery of these interdisciplinary competencies is intended to promote successful performance in school, the workplace, and the community. Every class has been scoped and sequenced with Brehm Competencies, State Standards, and ACT skills:

- Acquiring Information
- Communicating
- Reasoning
- Self-Management
- Using Technology

Art and Multimedia:
Brehm understands that a creative outlet is crucial for its students, so students are encouraged to explore the arts with our talented instructors. Brehm students produce high-quality artwork that often wins awards at local and regional art shows.

Traditional Art classes include:
- Painting
- Collage
- 3-D art
- Silk-screening
- and other creative techniques

Multimedia Visual Communications classes include:
- Photography
- Computer Arts
- Video

Updated: 2019-01-07
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Address: 1245 E. Grand Avenue, Carbondale, Illinois , USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2019-01-06 were from:

Maywood;   Wheaton,IL;   Gurnee;   and more.
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Oakdale Christian Academy
Courses / Programs
Located in Jackson KY, 90 minutes southeast of Lexington, Oakdale Christian Academy is a co-educational, Christ-centered college preparatory boarding school for students in Grades 7-12.

Oakdale Christian Academy provides a distinctively Christian education to students seeking challenges, change and personal growth.

Students and family members are immediately struck by our incredible student to staff ratio of 2:1. This translates into individual attention, discipleship, academic support, lasting relationships and a life changing experience.
- Excellent boarding program for grades 7-12

- Summer School Program

-Core subjects include: English, Social Studies, Science, Math, Foreign Language, Bible, Business, Fine Arts, College Courses...

- Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

- ESL (English as a Second Language)

- Enrichment Courses include: Robotics, Computers, Art and Drama
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.

Our boarding students come from all over the U.S. and the world. As a boarding student you will live in one of the four single-gender dormitories on campus. Our dorms range in size from 10 to 72 students. Each dorm is staffed by a team of resident faculty members, many of whom live in apartments attached to the dormitories.
Co-educational Boarding and Day Programs for Grades 9-12:

- College Preparatory Curriculum
- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Prep Courses SAT and ACT
- Middle School
- High School
- Enrichment Program
- English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

Core & Elective Academic Courses:
- English, history, math, science, modern and classical languages, fine art, music and drama, visual art and athletics
Change Academy Lake of the Ozarks
Courses / Programs
Change Academy Lake of the Ozarks (CALO), located in Lake Ozark, Missouri, is a specialized adolescent residential treatment setting for boys & girls (ages 12-18). At CALO, we with work a small window of student issues focusing specifically on issues of emotion, attachment and trauma.

At CALO, relationships are the primary change agent. All treatment is connected to and motivated by relationships. Relationships with family, CALO staff, and CALO peers are what drive change.

Transferable Attachment through the care of purebred Golden Retrievers is a key, cutting-edge treatment aspect of our program. Where clinically appropriate, students have the opportunity to “foster and/or adopt” a Golden Retriever. All interactions with this canine are used therapeutically.

CALO is accredited by the Joint Commission through their Behavioral Healthcare Accreditation Program. and licensed by the Missouri Department of Social Services, Children's Division as a residential provider.

CALO is an approved private agency through Missouri's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Specialized Adolescent Residential Treatment Programs for Boys & Girls (Ages 12-18)

- Recreation Therapy Program
- Canine Therapy/Transferable Attachment Program
- Individual, Family & Group Therapy
- Transitional Program
- Aftercare Program
- Therapy-based Academic Track
- Restorative Academic Track
- Standard/Collegiate Track
Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI)
Courses / Programs
Located in northwestern Montana, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is an accredited, family-run, therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens (boys and girls) ages 13-18.

We welcome students from Illinois, across the United States, and students from around the world (TWAI is authorized to issue 1-20's for international students).

In our beautiful, peaceful, and safe location, we combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC).

TWAI has been serving struggling teens and their families since 2002, with an exceptional degree of success.

We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students, and offer help for the following presenting issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders among others.

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:
"We feel reassured that our son Chad is in good hands being guided onto the right track...We are really beginning to get our son back again! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Therapeutic Boarding School
For troubled teens ages 13-18

- Middle School Program
- High School Program
- Credit Recovery
- Accelerated Learning
- College Preparation/ AP Classes
- SAT/ACT Testing Center
- Anti-Bullying Program

We also provide a GED program, and college courses.

We create a customized program for each student that requires a minimum of 3 months. However, best results for lasting success are realized through 6+ months of treatment.

TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart, Lake Forest
Courses / Programs
Founded in 1858, Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is an independent, college preparatory boarding and day school for young women in Grades 9-12.

We are located in Lake Forest, Lake County, Illinois, 30 miles north of Chicago, and welcome domestic and international students. Woodlands’ curriculum includes Advanced Placement and honors courses, college prep, an exchange program, an exceptional fine arts program, year-round service opportunities, competitive athletics and club crew, as well as TOEFL and English as a Second Language options.

Boarding students live in single rooms on two floors of the boarding school. Our boarding facilities include wi-fi internet access, student lounges, a fully equipped and stocked kitchen, study rooms, a computer lab, shower facilities, and a laundry room.

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Independent Schools Association of the Central States.
Boarding and Day Programs for Girls in Grades 9-12:

- College Preparatory Curriculum (including English, fine arts, math, science, information technology, international languages, physical education, social studies and theology)

- Advanced Placement and Honors Courses
- College Preparation Courses SAT and ACT
- Exchange Program with Network of Sacred Heart Schools
- TOEFL and English as a Second Language Program
- International Students welcome
New Hope Wilderness Camp
Courses / Programs
New Hope Wilderness Camp, located in Ava (38 miles south east of Springfield), South Central Missouri, in the Midwestern United States, is a 21-day co-ed wilderness program, working with troubled teens (ages 11-20) who are experiencing conduct and behavior problems.

These include: Lack of Respect; Hostility Toward Loved Ones; Defiance Toward Authority; Truancy; Drugs; Violence; Depression and Unpredictable Behavior.

The individual treatment planning at New Hope is aimed at facilitating a change of heart, healing and strengthening family relationships, and inviting new beginnings. We have one competent staff member for every two young people. We utilize horses to do therapy with the young people, as well as daily counseling.

The ultimate goal of New Hope is to see the young people making positive choices in their lives, changing their heart attitudes positively, to facilitate a better relationship with their parents. We certainly believe Jesus Christ is the focal point for change, after one recognizes a heart need.
21-Day Co-ed Wilderness Program for Troubled Teens (Ages 11-20)

We provide a safe environment in which to:

- Discover and nurture strengths, interests and talents;
- Support effort toward change;
- Establish consistent and stable relationships;
- Improve interpersonal skills;
- Enhance self-worth and empowerment;
- Identify and develop individual learning styles;
- Conduct Equine Assisted Activities/Equine Assisted Therapy (EAA/EAT)