Training and consultation services are provided to school district teachers, clinical staff, and administrators using the same research-based behavioral models as private schools. This creates better alignment between private and district programming, allowing for the successful reintegration of students from private to district placements.
Training focuses on how to develop Optimal Learning Environments (OLE) in the classroom and the school that improve student academic and social emotional outcomes. Teachers learn to manage themselves and their school environment to create classrooms that are well-structured, instructional, safe, engaging, responsive, and supportive of all student needs. This provides a seamless reintegration system with coaches who support the student and the staff in the new environment. As a result of this training, the number of students who reintegrate successfully increases and suspension or expulsion and out-of-district placement of special education students decreases.
In addition to the training provided, students have opportunities to access resources not readily available when they are placed in unsupported classrooms. Students will be assisted in finding local jobs, making connections at local colleges and universities, networking within their own communities, and participating in valuable community- based service-learning experiences.