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Special Education and Day Treatment Services K-12
St. Joseph Orphanage offers education for boys and girls in Kindergarten – 12th 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 and/or specific learning disabilities, but are experiencing severe behavioral problems that are negatively impacting their ability to function in a typical school setting. We also specialize in students who may be struggling with social skills in the general education 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 student receives individualized and group instruction techniques that will help him or her experience full academic, social and emotional potential. St. Joseph Orphanage’s Education Teams specialize in creating, utilizing, and implementing Individual Education Plans. Our clinical team excel in creating therapeutic environments, while building social/emotional skills.
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.
Trauma Informed School
Safe and Supportive Classroom Environments Kindergarten through 12th grade.
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.
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Student Service Coordinator
Phone: (513) 741-3100
Student Service Coordinator
Phone: (513) 231-5010
Elementary and Intermediate School
Our teachers take greater pride in providing a structured educational and therapeutic environment where your children feel safe and loved. We work hard every day to ensure that your child reaches their maximum potential in the classroom and in the community. We strive to build confidence and strength in all academic areas, as well as developing/strengthening social skills.
• Each child has a personal iPad or Chromebook
• Smartboards are equipped in every classroom
• Smaller class sizes with a max of 6-1 adult to child ratio
• Focus on individual education plans
• 1 v 1 academics
Middle & High School
Our Altercrest School provides services to students in grades 7 – 12, excelling in creating a therapeutic learning environment complete with mental health and individualized educational support. Our school provides Jr./High-school credit in Fine Arts, PE, and Life Skills to all students in our Education and Day Treatment programs. Developed as a wheel of credit opportunity, all 3 classes will be offered on a rotating basis to all students. The campus Guidance Counselor will determine each student’s current credit needs and develop a course schedule to best meet grade-level or recovery requirements.