Helping Students Reach Their Full Potential
ChanceLight partners with the Muscogee County School District to operate the district’s Behavioral Supports Program. This behavior supports program provides students with emotional behavioral disorders in grades K-12 with life-changing education and therapy. This is the first program of its kind in the state of Georgia.
The program integrates Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services with mental health supports. ABA focuses on improving specific behaviors such as social skills, behavior reduction, and academics, as well as adaptive learning skills and independent functioning. ABA is effective for children and adolescents with emotional/behavioral disorders and it has been shown that consistent ABA can significantly improve behaviors and social skills in the classroom, at home and in the community.
The Behavioral Supports program is in five elementary schools, three middle schools and three high schools and will include 15 total classrooms (5 Therapeutic Day School Classrooms/10 Collaborative Classrooms).
Therapeutic Day School Classroom
The Therapeutic Day School classroom provides services for students who struggle in a standard academic setting and who may have fallen behind due to emotional, behavioral or social skill challenges. In addition to core academic instruction, a Therapeutic Day School classroom offers individual and group counseling, behavior supports, social skills instruction and academic assistance per a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) in a separate setting.
The ChanceLight partnership provides life-changing academic and mental health supports for students whose IEP team has determined they require intensive academic, behavioral, and social-emotional supports. The majority of the students in the program will be identified with an emotional/behavioral disorder per their IEPs.