St. Joseph Orphanage offers education for boys and girls in Kindergarten – 12 grade with a full scale IQ of 50 and above. The youth in this program may or may not have a documented mental health diagnosis but are experiencing severe behavioral problems that are negatively impacting their ability to function in a typical school setting. This program provides a highly structured educational setting with a certified special education teacher and one behavior management specialist in both self-contained and rotating classroom settings. Each youth receives individualized and group instruction techniques that will help him or her experience full academic, social and emotional potential. The program’s goal is to empower the youth to learn and exhibit appropriate behaviors so they can return to the regular school setting. Daily classroom activities include appropriate anger management, positive social behavior, and life skills. The behavior management aspect of our education programs includes a systematic structure of goals, point systems and individual contracting. Emphasis is placed on learning new and positive methods of problem solving and teaching clients to take responsibility for their actions.
Special Education Students facing cognitive challenges, IQ between 50-75.
General Education Students working to improve disruptive behaviors, IQ within normal range.
Both self contained and rotating class settings are offered based on students individual strengths and abilities. High school students have the opportunity to earn core content course credits, as well as elective courses through a modified curriculum. Our charter schools provide the education component for youth attending our Day Treatment programs. Our schools culture relies on the use of the Positive Behavior Support Model with emphasis on proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create a positive and safe learning environment. Be Safe, Be Truthful, Be an Achiever, Be Responsible, Be Respectful We work to recognize our STARR students and take pride in them successfully displaying these core expectations.
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