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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 2021-10-02 were from:

Gurnee;   Riverdale;   Wheaton,IL;   Maywood;   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 from Kentucky and across the United States.

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
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.
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
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 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.
Runnymede School for Boys
Courses / Programs
Runnymede School is a Christian year-round boarding school in rural Missouri for boys (ages 9-16) having behavioral, academic and emotional problems.

Runnymede School is located on 31 acres about 30 minutes from Springfield and offers a disciplined, structured and purposeful lifestyle that strives to reform destructive behavior while teaching Godly masculinity. Runnymede focuses on daily biblical counseling and lots of hard work in basic life skills.

With only four students per class, your son will receive invaluable one on one tutoring and counsel that can be given when they sit in the house and when they walk by the way, when they lie down and when they rise up.

Again, with intensified counseling and mentoring your son will be away from home for less time, which means less cost for you.
Year-Long Boarding School Program for Boys Ages 9-16:

- Individualized intruction in all core classes plus many extra classes unique to Runnymede School. Each student receives a personalized curriculum upon admission.

- Electives include physical education, music, church history, latin, agriculture, wood shop, horticulture, biblical economics, small business basics, basic auto, bible.

- Our main focus is on the Godly character of the student as this is paramount to his future.