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YFT’s Private Secondary School
YFT’s State and regionally accredited secondary school provides at-risk children a stable, supportive educational environment. While most of our students live on campus, day school students are welcome as well. Our school, grades 7-12, offers at-risk children an opportunity to live and learn together, outside their homes, within a stable and supportive environment.. The purpose of YFT’s school is to provide a way for young people to excel through high-quality education. Enrichment programs – including after-school tutoring, recreation, information technology, the arts, and clinical therapy– are offered on campus.
YFT’s school is well-regarded in the social services and education communities. Many social workers refer their children to YFT because of the opportunity to provide a residential education as a viable and important option for children, particularly teenagers. The majority of our students live in single-family home on campus. However, the same quality education is available to Day Students whose parents chose to place them in a private school setting with a Christian emphasis – particularly for those who struggle in public schools as a consequence of behavioral issues.. YFT”s school is a diploma granting and State Certified Special Education Secondary School offering a 12 month curriculum.
Youth For Tomorrow believes in providing students with a breath of knowledge needed to compete in today’s society. We believe in the equal importance of spiritual and intellectual development, and the benefits of hard work. Our education service offers adolescents, grades 7-12, a secondary education or GED. We foster self-discipline, independence, creativity, and curiosity. Youth For Tomorrow teachers are licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our secondary school is fully accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities (VAISEF), an accreditation recognized by the Commonwealth of Board of Education and regionally by AdvancED/SACS
All of our academic programs offer the following:
- Assist students with special education needs and design Individual Educational Programs (IEP’S)
- State endorsed core curriculum
- Standards of Learning (SOL) online testing
- Awarding of HS diploma or GED certificate
- Academic and behavior related assessments
- Mental health supports
- Provide high level academic program that meets each student’s current academic needs
- Provide a challenging college preparation or vocational track program
- Provide assistance to students, ages 17 or older, assistance in working towards a GED diploma
- Guidance in career, vocational, military and college planning
Our educational services include the following:
- Residential School
- Christian Boarding School
- Day School
- Summer Learning Academy
Youth for Tomorrow operates a full-time Day School program, on the standard 10-month calendar aligned with Prince William County Public Schools (Virginia), providing a minimum of 61/2 hours of academic instruction daily. This is a full-time program. Though individual class schedules may vary according to a student’s ability to attend, each school day consists of seven periods of academic instruction, including one period for physical education/recreation and a lunch period. Additional activities are planned regularly during and after-school.
Summer Learning Academy (SLA)
The YFT Summer Learning Academy (SLA) is a unique program that provides opportunities for adolescents ages 10-17 with mental health related issues (i.e., ADHD, depression, ODD, or related disorders) to develop their educational, creative, leadership and social skills over the summer. The program is tailored to each child’s behavioral, emotional, and learning needs. The ultimate goal is to build on a child’s social and academic skills so he or she can return to school ready to succeed.
The program is carried out under the supervision of mental health professionals, specially trained staff, and licensed educational professional. Youth are placed in groups of eight with two professional staff members. The group stays together throughout the day so that youth learn to work and cooperate together. Youth participate in high yield learning activities such as art, drama, cartooning, sports to identify life-long interest and hobbies. Youth participate daily in therapeutically based educational, creative and recreational activities as well as group problem solving, social skills training and other treatment strategies.
The YFT Summer Learning Academy is offered in two four week sessions each summer. Parents have the option of signing their child up for the entire 8 weeks or weekly. Youth who are currently insured through Virginia Medicaid or eligible for Virginia Medicaid and have a mental health diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and other disorders may be eligible for assistance as a day treatment student.