Alternative and therapeutic boarding schools can be life saving for a troubled teen. However, trying to determine which groups and facilities are best suited to your child’s needs can be very intimidating. We, at Help Your Teen Now are here to help you gain access to the resources that are most valuable to you.
Call us today and we will get your free evaluation started immediately. This will help us cater our advice and recommendations based on the unique challenges your child faces. Our experts are standing by, ready to walk you through the process of investigating the alternative and therapeutic boarding schools that decide on. The sooner we hear from you, the sooner your family can begin to heal.
Cherokee Creek Boys School
South Carolina Regulatory Laws
Accreditation is optional for private facilities in South Carolina, however, accreditation is one option to satisfy South Carolina’s compulsory attendance statute, as long as the school is a member school of the South Carolina Independent School Association or equal organization. Accredited schools are governed by their accrediting organizations and must meet their specifications regarding teacher certification, curriculum and other areas that state law does not regulate for private schools. Attendance at a nonsectarian private school will also satisfy South Carolina’s compulsory school attendance statute as long as the school is approved by the State Board of Education. Students may also attend parochial, denominational, and church-related schools to satisfies this requirement. S.C. Code §59-65-10(A).
Although no standards have been developed yet, the Attorney General has determined that the State Board of Education has the authority to establish standards for private school approval. 1967-68 Ops. Atty. Gen., No. 2585, p. 291. Private schools must maintain health and sanitary standards subject to inspection by the Department of Health and Environmental Control. 982 Op. Atty. Gen., No. 82-10, p. 12.
12.0 percent of children between 4 and 17 diagnosed per year. (2007 study, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2007 Study).
Pregnancy rates for adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19 in South Carolina were between 40.9 and 49.8 per 1,000 women (Center for Disease Control and Prevention 2009 Study).
South Carolina ranks 27th in the nation for suicide in individuals age 15-24. In 2010, there were 76 deaths with a crude rate of 11.5. (CDC’s WISQARS website “Fatal Injury Reports, 2010” http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/index.html;)
Approximately 9.5 percent of adolescents in South Carolina, age 12-17, experiment with illicit drugs monthly. 5.8 percent regularly use marijuana and 5.2 percent use other types of illicit drugs. 13.0 percent of adolescents used alcohol in the past month and 7.6 engaged in binge drinking. (State Report, 2009, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.)
In 2008, the U.S. Department of Justice reported the following juvenile arrest rates for for South Carolina: 192 arrests for violent crime, 784 arrests for property crime, 388 arrests for Drug Abuse and 94 arrests for weapons violations. (Washington, DC: Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2009).
South Carolina had an 74 percent statewide graduation rate for the 2010-2011 school year. (U.S. Department of Education. 2010-2011)
Once you call, we immediately evaluate your child. This allows us to recommend the groups, facilities and schools that might meet your needs. Each of our recommendations is rigorously check out for environment as well as rate of success. You can rest easy knowing that we only advise the best, most effective recommendations.
Once a decision is made, the long, painful process of enrolling your teen in an alternative or therapeutic boarding school is very stressful. We want to help you gain peace of mind. Among other free services, we will go over your paperwork for government aid, etc. for no cost to make sure that it can get sent and processed as quickly as possible. We know it has been hard. let us be your advocate, so that your energy remains where it should, with your child.