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Brehm School, Jackson County:
Located in Carbondale in southern Illinois, Brehm School is a fully accredited, co-ed boarding school for students with learning disabilities offering grades 6-12. Students enrolled at Brehm School have various learning disabilities from dyslexia, ADHD/ADD, aphasia, aspergers, nonverbal learning disorders (NLD), visual processing, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, anxiety disorder, auditory processing disorder, speed of processing disorders, and dysphasia.

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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

Drama:
Brehm students put on a fantastic play each year with the help of our talented directors. Students discover new talents, sharpen their existing talents, and learn to work well as a team. The school play is just one more example of how Brehm is the place for students to shine.

Technology:
The Brehm campus features state-of-the-art technologies for teachers and students. Our premier 1-to-1 Student Apple Laptop Program issues a MacBook laptop to every student. The laptops come loaded with the latest assistive software for both in and out of the classroom.

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Address: 1245 E. Grand Avenue, Carbondale, Illinois , USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2018-09-19 were from:

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Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI)
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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.
Salem4youth Therapeutic Christian Boarding School
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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.
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
Thomas Jefferson School, St. Louis
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Welcome to Thomas Jefferson School (TJ), a small but far-reaching co-ed boarding and day school for Grades 7 to 12 located in St. Louis, an independent city in east Missouri.

We offer a core classical rigorous curriculum with all advanced placement courses and college prep SAT and ACT to students from St. Louis to Shanghai, Little Rock to Nowy Sacz.

At Thomas Jefferson (TJ), boarding students come from all over the U.S. and the world and form lasting friendships. Likewise, day students share space in the dorms and learn how to manage living with others – great practice for college.

If you are an American student, perhaps a classmate will invite you abroad, or if you are an international student, maybe you’ll be invited to spend part of a school vacation here in the heart of the United States. The rooms at TJ, situated in cottages with their own outside doors and private baths promote structured independence.
Boarding and Day Programs for Boys & Girls (Grades 7-12)

- Rigorous Curriculum with English, math, science, social studies, classical languages, modern languages, fine arts and athletics

- Advanced Placement Courses

- College Preparation Courses ACT and SAT

- International Students welcome
Youth Initiative High School
Courses / Programs
Located in Viroqua, southwest Wisconsin (45 minutes south of the city of La Crosse), Youth Initiative High School is a wonderfully unique day and boarding high school for US and international students in Grades 9-12.

With our comprehensive high school curriculum, which uses the Waldorf model, we focus on academic excellence, whole person development, student governance, initiative, personal responsibility, and creativity in all aspects of our education.

In addition to our day students, Youth Initiative has successfully boarded students from the United States, Thailand, Mexico, Germany, Italy, France, Colombia, and around the world.

Our school helps place students with caring and engaged host families in our community and offers unique support through our Care Group system.

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.
Day & Boarding High School Programs for US & International Students in Grades 9-12:

Core subjects include:
- Humanities, English, Science, Earth Science, Math, Language, Foreign Exchanges, Music, Art

Electives & Special programs include:
- Drama and Acting, Wilderness Expeditions, Experiential Learning, Organic Foods and Nutrition, Agricultural Studies, Sports, Student Governance, Independent Studies, Apprenticeships.
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