Treatment of Adolescents in Secure Care (TASC) is a residential treatment program devoted to helping adolescents who are dealing with severe psychiatric symptoms that require a secure treatment program. While students are living in the TASC unit they not only are working on their treatment needs but they also have access to educational opportunities through our TASC School Program. Students who attend the TASC School are in class for approximately 2 1/2 hours each day. Teachers focus the instruction on math, social studies and English.
There are 4 educational blocks each day. 1 block is for students in grades 2 to 5. A second block is for students in grades 6 to 8. The 3rd and 4th blocks of educational time are for students in grades 9 to 12. The small classroom setting is highly structured and engaging to keep kids focused. Students have access to direct instruction from teachers as well as online curriculum through the PLATO online system.
The TASC School also contains a separate elementary classroom for students who come from home. These students in grades 2 to 5 have been cased conferenced into this 1/2 day program as an alternative to homebound instruction. Once a case conference determines that this educational setting is the least restrictive educational opportunity, kids are assigned here until they are ready to transition back to their sending school. The class is a highly structured environment for a very small number of students. Class size averages less than 5 students. A fully licensed special education teacher and a certified instructional assistant provide the individualized instruction for the students.