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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

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Address: 1245 E. Grand Avenue, Carbondale, Illinois , USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2019-03-19 were from:

Maywood;   Riverdale;   Wheaton,IL;   Gurnee;   and more.
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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.
Scattergood Friends School
Courses / Programs
Located in Cedar County in southeast Iowa, Scattergood Friends School is a co-educational Quaker boarding and day school founded in 1890. We provide a college preparatory education with AP courses, SAT and ACT to students in Grades 9-12 from around the world.

Unique in our approach, we emphasize living in community and are devoted to fostering the growth of the whole person. As part of our program, we also offer an independent study program where students choose topics of interest, a laptop program, and month long trips.

Scattergood is accredited by the Iowa Department of Public Instruction as well as the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS).

Scattergood’s unique status as a boarding school allows a students to gain experience in many areas. Students share dorms in groups of 25, hang out in the dorm or student lounge, and spend time with their roommates.

Our students come from many states and foreign countries, and from a wide variety of socio-economic backgrounds. Scattergood students have in common the desire for a quality high school education in a good community.
Boarding and Day Programs for Boys & Girls (Grades 9-12)

- Five Day and Full (including weekends) Boarding Options

- College Preparatory Curriculum with English, math, science, social studies, fine arts, foreign languages and athletics

- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Preparation Courses ACT and SAT
- Independent Study Program providng opportunities for students to study topics of interest
- Laptop Program
- Month-Long Trips
- International Students welcome
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
New Creations Chapel
Courses / Programs
New Creations Chapel is a multi-faceted Christian organization located in East Richmond, Indiana. Our primary focus is a boarding school for teens in transition ages 12-18. We assist teens transitioning from a general state of rebellion to young adulthood.

Our Christian Ministry and Boarding School is big enough to offer sports, television production, horsemanship and choir - yet small enough to minister to the individual.

We offer a highly structured learning environment designed to meet the spiritual, physical and educational needs of the student.
Boarding School for Teens in Transition (Ages 12-18)

- We assist teens transitioning from a general state of rebellion to young adulthood.

- Offering traditional courses and extracurricular classes and activities such as choir, television production, horsemanship and sports.
Shelterwood
Courses / Programs
Located on 200 acres in Independence (14 miles East of Kansas City), Missouri, Shelterwood is a licensed residential teen treatment facility offering individual, group, and family therapy along with an accredited school and mentorship program.

Our program for teens is a year-long journey which fosters dynamic academic growth through small class sizes, small group discussions, and qualified teachers.

We treat struggling adolescents that may be spiraling out of control and showing signs of: low self-esteem, depression and suicidal thoughts; abuse, anger, oppositional defiance or anxiety; drug and alcohol abuse, addictions or rebelliousness; academic challenges, learning difficulties and school suspensions; low motivation, manipulation, and poor peer choices; family conflict and substance abuse; Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Shelterwood is accredited by the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools.
Year-Long Therapeutic Boarding School Programs:

Academic features include:
- Pre-Algebra
- Algebra 1 & 2
- Geometry
- Consumer Math
- Government
- US History
- World History
- Geography
- Economics
- English I - IV
- Earth Science
- Biology
- Integrated Science
- Chemistry
- Physics
- Health
- Environmental Science
- Art
- Drama...
Salem4youth Therapeutic Christian Boarding School
Courses / Programs
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.

These challenges can include emotional and behavioral problems, learning difficulties, lack of motivation and other difficulties that may be the result of self-harming or other detrimental behaviors, including drug and alcohol use. As a Christian Boarding School, our therapy is Biblical-based.

We combine our educational program with equine therapy. Using horses therapeutically and vocationally, boys receive riding instructions and are given the responsibility to care for the horses. The relationships developed with our horses help each young man develop self-esteem, control, and responsibility.
Christian Therapeutic Boarding School:

Program for young males with challenges such as:
- Emotional problems; Behavioral problems; Learning difficulties; Lack of motivation; Self-harming; Detrimental behaviors; Drug and alcohol abuse

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