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The Independent Small Programs Alliance (ISPA) announced today that Summit Preparatory School of Kalispell, Montana has joined the alliance. Summit Prep is a non-profit coed Therapeutic Boarding School serving 14-18 year olds.
The Independent Small Programs Alliance is a strategic business alliance of independent like-minded schools and programs sharing strong ethical principles, marketing strategies and business goals.
Summit Preparatory School was founded in 2003 and features world-class facilities and an experienced and outstanding professional staff. The facility is housed on 500-wooded acres. Read the rest of this entry »
Welcome! The Independent Small Programs Alliance (ISPA) is a strategic alliance of smaller, independent programs, which have joined together to provide the best possible services in education, treatment and therapy for children, youth and young adults. Our members represent Wilderness Programs,Residential Treatment Programs, Latency Age Programs, Boarding Schools, Therapeutic Boarding Schools and Transitional Programs Emerging Adult Programs.
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ISPA members serve troubled children youth and young adults as well as those just needing extra help between the ages of 6 and 26. Young people served may present: Depression, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, Reactive-Attachment Disorder, adoption issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and traits of developing personality disorders; poor academic achievement, lack of motivation and behavioral problems, anger management issues, drugs, alcohol, substance and dishonesty; Aspergers Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, dual diagnosis: Attention Deficit/Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Non-verbal Learning Disorders, executive function problems; lack of success in making a satisfactory adjustment in their homes, schools, or social relationships;Â low self-esteem, and may be hyperactive; suffer anxiety, eating disorders, and learning disabilities; students may have personality characteristics (Axis II) that include traits of narcissism/entitlement, dependence, avoidance, passive aggressiveness and subtle oppositionalism; and students who have found that more traditional schools are not meeting their emotional and/or academic needs, but who have made a decision to refocus and move toward building a more satisfying, healthy, and meaningful life.
ISPA is proud to announce that we have 5 new ISPA members, bringing our total membership to 14 programs in 7 states. Since November 1, 2006 we had 5 members join by January 10, 2007.
Discovery School, VAÂ The Gersh Experience, NYÂ RedCliff Ascent, UtahÂ University of Miami Online High School, FLÂ Waterfall Canyon Academy, UT
Alpine Academy is located South of Salt Lake City, UT. This Residential
Treatment Center serves females only, ages 12-17. In addition to
Individual, Group and Family Therapy, Alpine offers Recreational Therapy
and Equine Therapy. Alpine serves girls experiencing behavioral and
psychological problems. Alpine has expanded services to an additional home
and have completed building a new school.
Building Bridges, Inc. of Thompson Falls, MT is gearing up for their Summer
Program. Building Bridges had a great 2005 and looks forward to the same in
2006. Building Bridges is a Home Based Residential Program serving boys
ages 14-18. This program is a true Home-Based Model. Positive adult role
models present appropriate parenting to young men served. Building Bridges
is reasonably priced and yet provides an exceptional Home-Based setting.
The owners are experienced hands on professionals.
F.L. Chamberlain School had another successful year with continued
excellence in academics and clinical services. Chamberlain continues to
receive high marks from a number of states that place young people in the
school. Educational/residential and clinical services are of highest
quality. Chamberlain successfully serves many students after they have
failed at a number of other schools. Andy Anderson will be heading back to
Chamberlain June 25-28, 2006 to do staff training and assist in the
Chamberlain strategic planning process.