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Change Academy Lake of the Ozarks:
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.

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Specialized Residential Treatment Programs for Boys & Girls (Ages 12-18)
School at CALO focuses on the needs of the learner. Our philosophy is that sometimes the shortest distance between two points is the long way around. This philosophy is meant to remind us that the learner must have their emotional and personal needs met in preparation for academic studies.

Academic time consists of 2 to 3 hour sessions which are set throughout the day, with adequate breaks in between. This facilitates various learning styles and divides school into productive smaller blocks. Students attend school 20 to 25 hours per week. This includes regular class time, community outings, Saturday school, and special field trips.

Canine Program:
Students better understand Trust of Control when they learn how to train, discipline, lead, and regulate canine behavior. As students struggle with poor behavior fromPhoto of Therapeutic Boarding School in Missouri the dogs and the difficulties of training the canines, students are helped to understand frustrations their parents have similarly felt.

This process lays the foundation of students feeling empathy for their parents. Empathy is the fertile soil where attachment can grow. This empathy is gained experientially, not through abstract discussion.

Education Plans:
A detailed Education Plan is created for each CALO student after a thorough review of former or current IEPs, transcripts, and all background information. A Student Interest Survey (SIS) helps us to learn your child’s unique interests and strengths.

The Learning Styles Assessment (LSA) ensures our teachers will know the multitude of modalities available in reaching and teaching your child. A Course Selection Plan (CSP) outlines classes taken and maps out curriculum choices. And finally, an Accommodations Checklist (AC) ensures your child will receive any and all needed modifications to facilitate their learning needs.

Playing Catch Up:
We specialize in helping students catch up. If your child has fallen behind their peers academically- we can help. CALO school is in session year around.

We will create a plan to re-align your student’s curriculum so that not only will they catch up, in many cases, our students work ahead to ease their transition back into a traditional school setting. We have students who have not only completed CALO curriculum; they have enrolled in college classes as well.

Three Tracks of Study:

Therapy-based Academic Track:

The focus of a Therapy-based Academic Track is to create an education plan designed to foster the emotional and therapeutic needs of the student. This is for students who have little or no HS credit and for those whose primary focus is therapeutic.

Course selection is driven by the treatment team in choosing classes that would foster communication, expression, personal enrichment, and other goals including the GED, vocational training and entering the workforce.

Restorative Academic Track:
The Restorative Academic Track is designed for students who have fallen behind their peers- for students who need to “catch up.” Up to two years of course work is evenly spread out over their anticipated stay at CALO.

Students on this track are required to use portions of personal time, weekends, and evenings to ensure meeting deadlines. This requires a large commitment from both student and family.

Standard/Collegiate Track:
The Standard/Collegiate Academic Track is designed for students who are currently at grade level and who are on par with their peers. A proportionate amount of academics is evenly spread out over their anticipated stay at CALO.

In this way, they neither fall behind nor move ahead of their peers. Sub-categories include college-bound or HS diploma.

Recreation Therapy:
The Therapeutic Recreation program at CALO utilizes experiential therapy in connection with a varied natural landscape to provide recreational opportunities that are exciting, adventurous, and therapeutic.

Individual & Family Therapy:
Weekly individual and family therapy is conducted by the treating therapist. At times a crisis or impasse in the child's progress may increase or decrease the frequency of therapy.

Therapy is conducted by therapists who have a master’s level or higher. Interventions and modalities are consistent with CALO’s clinical model and tailored to meet individual student and family needs. CALO therapists utilize cutting edge resources such as Neurofeedback and transferrable attachment with canines.

Group Therapy:
Research has shown that group therapy with adolescents is highly effective; primarily because adolescents pay overwhelming attention to the peer group and try to emulate group behavior. During adolescence, the persuasion of the peer group is often far more influential than parental advice and direction.

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Address: 130 CALO Lane, Lake Ozark, Camdenton, Missouri , USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2019-02-20 were from:

KC, mo;   Garden City;   St. Peter’s MO;   MO;   St Louis;   Pine ridge sd;   Saint Charles;   Belton mo;   St. Louis, MO;   O’Fallon, MO;   and more.
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Wings of Faith Academy
Courses / Programs
Wings of Faith Academy is a residential Christian boarding school for girls ages 8-17 who are struggling with bad behavior, rebellion, or academic issues.

We work with teenage and pre-teen girls to help them become God-honoring and parent-honoring young ladies and to be an honest, hard-working asset to the community in which they will live.

Our school helps your teen to build her academic skills and earn the credits needed for a high school diploma. This program serves teen girls of all academic aptitudes.
Residential Boarding School Programs for girls ages 8-17:

- Fully accredited high school diploma through a dual-enrollment program with Lighthouse Christian Academy.

Academic Courses:
- Math Courses
- English Courses
- Social Studies Courses
- Science Courses
- Bible Electives
- Physical Education
- Music
- Spanish...
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)
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.
THINK Global School
Courses / Programs
• With our headquarters in New York City, THINK Global School is the world’s first global, traveling high school! There is no other school like TGS on the planet.

• Designed for 10-12th Grade students from Illinois, the U.S. and around the globe, our school year consists of 3 terms, each held in a different country. Our students have the unique opportunity to delve into the history and culture of these fantastic international locations.

• Authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program, our mission is to provide a challenging academic experience for multinational students (ages 14-18) in a multicultural learning environment, with a specific focus on engaging with the local culture in each of our host cities.

• During the academic year 2017-18, we are in Botswana, India, Japan & Spain, while in previous years we have been situated in Australia, Sweden, China, Germany, Argentina, the U.S. and more.

• TGS students are competitively selected from all corners of the globe and all walks of life. Together they are a miniature UN, representing more than 20 different countries of citizenship and a diverse range of experiences, talents and interests.

• THINK Global School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges.

Expert Testimonial:
"The collective energy that the students at TGS possess is remarkable. Somehow, the more places they go and things they do, the more energy they have!… It is such an inspiration!"
- TGS Residential Advisor
International Traveling High School Program for Students in Grades 10-12:

• Pre-IB Program (Grade 10)

• International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program (Grades 11-12)

• Taught in small classes by experienced & dedicated teachers

• All subjects are inspired by the location & designed to combine learning with a wealth of cultural experiences.

• Rich program of curriculum-linked field research, guest lectures, and workshops in each city

• Classroom instruction is student-driven, with emphasis on investigative inquiry and deliberative dialogue
Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics
Courses / Programs
Situated in Oklahoma City, The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM) is a prestigious two-year residential high school (Grades 11 & 12) designed to educate academically gifted high school students in advanced mathematics and science.

OSSM was created through legislative action in 1983 and graduated its first class of 44 seniors from across the state in 1992. The school currently has 71 juniors, 63 seniors and an ultimate enrollment estimated at 300.

OSSM is located on a 32-acre campus in Oklahoma City, just south of the State capital and across from the medical and research facilities of the Oklahoma Health Center. Classes are held in Lincoln School, a renovated Oklahoma City public school, and students live in a residence hall that was completed in early 1998.
2-year Residential High School (Grades 11 & 12) Program for Academically Gifted Students:

- Bio-Medical / Human Biology Courses
- Traditional Biology
- General Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Chemical Equilibrium
- Introduction to Computer Science
- Structured Programming
- Data Structures I and II
- Data Communications and Networking
- Foreign Languages
- Fine Art
- Calculus
- Linear Algebra
- Geometry
- General Physics
- Electricity & Magnetism
- Activities
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.