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Ventures Academy

Ventures Academy is a special education program designed to serve youth in grades 1-12 who are in need of social and behavioral intervention. 

The program consists of scheduled group therapeutic activities, along with social and recreational activities. Through a combination of mental health treatment and academic instruction, students benefit from individualized curriculum that is tailored to meet the unique needs and abilities of a child with severe emotional and behavioral challenges.

Ventures has a team of highly qualified and licensed/certified professionals who specialize in the delivery of educational services for students with emotional and behavioral challenges. The staff work collaboratively with district personnel, families and mental health agencies to provide a flexible schedule as well as small group instruction in a highly specialized and structured learning environment. 

Students enrolled in the Ventures Academy are generally at risk from normative community activities or residence, exhibit psychiatric symptoms, chemical dependency, behavioral problems and developmental delays of significant or profound impairment in multiple areas, including educational, social, vocational and/or interpersonal functioning and/or has the capacity to attend and benefit from the therapeutic interventions provided.



Contact Information:
Rhonda Dickson
Assistant Superintendent

Lynn Brannon

Ventures Academy Brochure


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