Charis Youth Center
- Charis Youth Center's mission is to provide therapeutic, residential, educational, and vocational services to the Learning Disabled and Emotionally Challenged population between the ages of 13-22 years.
- This special-needs population includes adolescents and their families; adolescents in transition to lesser restrictive environments through the Transitional Housing Program; case-managed, independent-living young adults, 18-22 years of age; and re-entry young adults in preparation and linkage to community-support agencies for their transition into society as productive and contributing citizens.
|School Type||Special Education School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Private Special Education Centers|
|Grades Offered||Grades 8-12|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Total Students||26 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 44%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||3 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||9:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||12 students|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
(polo shirt and jeans/slacks)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Tuition Notes||Education is paid by the student's district.|
|Admissions Director||Sherry Shewcraft|
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