Youth who are court-placed in secure care attend classes at Middle Creek. These youth also have access to Title I remedial and special education services. Youth participate in employability skills to foster career choices. Middle Creek provides instruction that helps students develop essential work and study habits, as well as life skills, through a structured technology-based classroom environment. Also included during the academic school day are treatment-related support provided by Adelphoi staff who are present within the classroom.
Youth who are court-placed in community-based residential programs attend school at Scatena Center. Youth have access to both Title I remedial math and language arts and special education services. Youth participate in employability classes and leave with a career portfolio. Students in Scatena Center also have an opportunity to participate in an after-school career readiness program with five specific hands-on programming options. Scatena Center provides students with a supportive and structured environment where academic growth is encouraged by focusing on critical thinking skills, independent learning and the use of technology in the classroom. Also included during the academic school day are treatment related support provided by Adelphoi staff who travel with the students throughout the day.
The Day Treatment program provides a safe, supportive, and structured environment for academic, personal, and social growth by engaging students in practical academic applications, technology and life skills. Students reside at home but receive academic and treatment services at the charter school. The charter school, in partnership with Adelphoi Village, provides Day Treatment students with the support of a caseworker who fosters individual growth daily. Students in our Day Treatment program receive individual and group support to promote academic and behavioral improvements. Each student has a treatment plan that set goals and monitors progress. Day Treatment accepts county and school district referrals.
Alternative Education is a parent choice program for students who live at home but are in need of a more structured school environment. To be eligible for this program, a student must be considered disruptive in the regular educational setting. Students are provided with a schedule that is tailored to meet their individual needs. Attention is focused on helping students close academic and behavioral gaps in order for them to return to their local school districts and be successful. Contingency contracting, a level system and a token economy are used to motivate students throughout the day. Parent involvement is a high priority. Parents are contacted via phone and email on a regular basis and also receive a weekly progress report on their child which informs them of their child’s behavioral and academic progress.
The Emotional Support program operates on the belief that behavioral and psychiatric disorders may have a significant impact on an adolescents ability to learn and that educational and treatment services should be delivered in the least restrictive environment (LRE). Students who have met the necessary criteria will be admitted into the Emotional Support Program. The program provides students with an inclusionary academic setting and a controlled and therapeutic environment tailored to meet their specific needs. Students reside at home and receive educational and therapeutic services throughout the school day. The charter school, in partnership with Adelphoi, provides students with the support of a state licensed therapist who supports the students through individual and group therapy sessions. Included is also family therapy sessions and coordination with other agencies to provide the necessary supports and services.