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Cherokee Creek Boys School (CCBS) is an academically-accredited, state-licensed therapeutic boarding school for boys, ages 10-15. Our students have a “softer profile” with challenges including, but not limited to: ADD/ADHD; depression; anxiety; oppositional behavior; learning style differences; high functioning Autism; academic frustration/failure; issues related to divorce, adoption, abandonment, technoology use, trauma and grief and loss.

Our small enrollment (42 students), home-like lodge in the woods and warm, nurturing staff make CCBS the “small school with a big heart,” a place where boys can be boys.

Our innovative P.A.T.H. curriculum leads students on a journey of self-discovery. Through a combination of integrated Personal Enrichment opportunities, Academics, Therapy, and Health and Recreation activities- students gain insight, make friends, heal relationships, face challenges and regain hope and confidence.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Hands-On Integrated Academics, Morning PE Class, Individual, Group, Family Therapy, Equine Therapy & Neurotherapy, Michael Gurian Model School (NY Times Best Selling Author), Relational Community Model, Character Development Curriculum, Family Programming, Transition Services After Graduation

THE CCBS DIFFERENCE:

Founder owned & operated for 20 years. Joint Commission Accredited. NATSAP Members. Licensed by the State of South Carolina. Gurian Model School. SEVIS Approved.

Ownership Type
Private Company – Owners On-Site

Name of Parent Company
N/A

Name of Sister Company
N/A

Type of Land
Privately Owned

Do your students receive insurance coverage for more than two weeks?
No

Do you have an insurance utilization person?
Contractor

Is the program on any insurance panels?
No

Religious Affiliation?
No

Please specify the type of religious affiliation
N/A

Minimum Age of Participants
10

Maximum Age of Participants
16

Can program support 18-year-olds if they enroll before 18?
No

Program can accept students with I-20 Visa?
Yes

Average Length of Stay (months)
N/A

Maximum Enrollment
46

Location of Program
Rural

Dorm/Housing
Doubles
Triples
Quads
Other

How does the program prevent students from leaving (running) from the program
Students are Always in “Line-of-Sight” with staff

Does the program have more than one location for this particular program?
No

Family Involvement
HIGH: Family Expected on weekly calls (or more) & to attend all family workshops (weekly , monthly or quarterly)

Percentage of Aid to Adoptive Family Students
0

Percentage of Court Ordered Students
0

Percentage of Private Pay Students
90

Percentage of School Funded Students
10

Percentage of State Funded Students
0

Housing
N/A

Community Service Requirement
Other

Random Drug Testing
No

Transportation Options
Provided by Program

Support Services
N/A

House/Community Meetings
N/A

Are participants required to do chores in the house/community?
Yes

12 Step Meetings on Location
No

Type of Students
Other

Types of Workshops Offered
Equine
Family | Group
Individualized | Custom
Professional Development Leadership
Proprietary Programming
Other
Call for more information

Accommodations
Nearby Hotel

Use of Personal Vehicle
No

Use of Electronics
Handed Over to Staff

Location of Workshop
Varies Based on Workshop

Average Length of Workshop
3 Days

Professional Associations/Affiliations
National Association of Therapeutic Schools & Programs (Professional Member)
Other

State and/or National
Joint Commission (JCAHO)
State License
Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

Academic Accreditation
AdvancED (formally Northwest Association of Schools)
Other

Is there individual therapy?
Yes, part of the program cost

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on a difficult week?
4

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on typical week?
1

Percentage of licensed therapists?
All therapists are licensed by the state of operation

Therapist average case load
9

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside a program?
< 50%

Does the Clinical Director carry a case load?
No

Is there group therapy?
Yes

Average number of hours per week facilitated by licensed therapist
2

Average number of hours per week of group processing? (i.e. run by staff, interns, grad students, etc.)
2

Average number of formal family therapy hours per week (not social calls to teen)
1

Is Skype accessible for family therapy?
Yes

Are there Additional Professionals? (Select all that apply)
Neurofeedback Specialist
Psychiatrist
Reading Specialist
Registered Nurse
Speech & Language Pathologist

Are there Medical rule outs
Yes

Possible Medical Rule Outs
Active Psychosis
Actively Suicidal
Fire Starter
Need for Detox?
Pregnancy
Call For more information

Is there a minimum BMI
No

Can Program accept insulin-dependent diabetics
No

Psychiatrist
Contracted psychiatrist as needed

Percentage of students on meds at enrollment
> 50%

If psychiatrist is available to students, what percentage of students change meds?
> 50%

Types of Therapy Offered
Animal-Assisted Therapy
Behavior Modification
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills
Equine Assisted or Therapeutic Horse Back
Expressive Art Therapy
Eye Movement & Desensitization and Reprocessing
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Narrative Therapy
Neuro Feedback
Play Therapy
Psycho educational
Recreation Therapy
Sand Therapy
Social Thinking model

Does the program have a level/phase system?
No

If yes, are phases/levels tied to privileges?
No

Does program have a milieu-driven residential model? (Staff are trained in model)
Yes

If yes — select all that apply
Client Centered/Person Centered Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Family Teaching Model
Positive Peer Culture
Other

Integrated Wellness
Art
Breathing Techniques/Breath Work
Meditation
Yoga
Other

Does program use time out rooms?
No

Line staff to student ratio during awake hours
1:6

Does program run background checks on all staff?
Yes

Is there an educational requirement for staff?
Yes

If Yes, what is it?
High School Diploma

Average number of hours staff are trained before their first shift
8

Are night staff awake or asleep
Awake

What percentage of the line staff are full time employees?
> 50%

Grades Served
K-12

Average student to teacher ratio
1:9

Teaching/Classroom
Traditional teacher-led class
Teachers support blended learning

Is the program able to implement IEP’s
Yes

Can Program handle a student who is more than two grade level’s behind in reading?
Yes

Academic Calendar
Year Round School (either quarters, trimester, semesters)

Can program support a student to complete a GED?
No

Can program support a student who wants vocational training?
No

Does the school have AP Classes or the ability to give or take a student to the AP Test?
Not Applicable

Does the academic program have the ability to provide ACT or SAT Tutoring (on or off site)?
No

Does program have transition services for students?
Yes

If Yes, select all options that apply to your program
Additional Therapist To Work With Student Or Family As Transition
Individual Therapist Goes Home With Student To Facilitate
Family Or Student Coaching Support For Certain Amount

Are there additional fees that apply to transitional options?
No

Percentage of families that participate in various transition programming?
> 50%

Scheduled or rolling admissions?
Rolling admissions

Is there an enrollment fee/outfitting fee/payment in advance?
Yes

If applicable, is the last month’s fees due at enrollment?
Yes

Cost per month/workshop/programming (in USD)
13500

Percentage of clients who return home, or to a more traditional setting (like transitions to college or gap year, boarding school, etc.)
> 50%

Does a student have to sign themself into the program?
No

Link to Weekly or Daily Schedule
N/A

For licensed programs, but state or under 18, please select Incidents required to be reported to the state:
Elopement
Infectious Disease
Major Injury | Death
Restraint
Runaways

What is the typical amount of time a family should expect before hearing about an major incident?
12

What is the average number of clients you see per year?
39

Professional Associations/Affiliations
National Association of Therapeutic Schools & Programs (Professional Member)
Other

Payment Type
Private | Self Pay
Breakout Billing For Insurance | ‘Superbill’

Has the program previously been part of an evidence-based study?
Yes

Is the program presently part of an evidence-based study?
Yes

Link to the study that the organization is part of
Golden Thread with NATSAP

Type of Family Therapy/Work Offered
Family Handbook
Family Workshops Available
Parents Visit as Needed
Other

Family involvement
HIGH: Family Expected on weekly calls (or more) & to attend all family workshops (weekly , monthly or quarterly)

Who completes the psychological evaluation?
Contracted separately by family/client

Minimum length of stay
N/A

Does the student receive a neuropsychological evaluation?
Other

Type Of Programming For Students
N/A

Typical Student
ADHD/ADD
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Mood Deregulation &/or Anxiety
Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities (NLD)
Pervasive Developmental Disabilities (PDD)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Primarily DX Learning Disability
Speech & Language Disorders
Other

Minimum IQ
88

Interview Requirements for Applicants
No Required Interview in Person

Additional Therapy
Speech and Language Therapy

Therapist Case Load at Peak Season
> 8

Percentage of licensed therapists?
All therapists are licensed by the state of operation

Average number of days/week therapist is in the field
5

Number of Individual Sessions with Therapist
1

Integrated Wellness Support
Art
Breathing Techniques/Breath Work
Meditation
Yoga
Other

Do clinical assistants work with lead therapists?
Yes

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside of wilderness?
< 50%

Do any of the therapists operate more than one group at peak season?
No

What percentage of participants receive psychological evaluations?
> 50%

Does program receive a fee for evaluation or referral?
No

Additional levels of care offered by facility
N/A

Types of eating disorder care provided
N/A

Specialized Programming
Age (pre-teen, adolescent, young adult)

Is program focused on full recovery?
N/A

Computer Access
Other
Call for more information

Cell Phones
Not Allowed

Academic Options
Other

School Name (if applicable)
N/A

School Website (if applicable)
N/A

Ownership Type

Name of Parent Company
N/A

Name of Sister Company
N/A

Type of Land
N/A

Do your students receive insurance coverage for more than two weeks?

Do you have an insurance utilization person?

Is the program on any insurance panels?
N/A

Religious Affiliation?

Please specify the type of religious affiliation
N/A

Minimum Age of Participants
N/A

Maximum Age of Participants
N/A

Can program support 18-year-olds if they enroll before 18?

Program can accept students with I-20 Visa?

Average Length of Stay (months)
N/A

Maximum Enrollment
N/A

Location of Program

Dorm/Housing
N/A

How does the program prevent students from leaving (running) from the program

Does the program have more than one location for this particular program?

Family Involvement

Percentage of Aid to Adoptive Family Students
N/A

Percentage of Court Ordered Students
N/A

Percentage of Private Pay Students
N/A

Percentage of School Funded Students
N/A

Percentage of State Funded Students
N/A

Housing
N/A

Community Service Requirement

Random Drug Testing
N/A

Transportation Options
N/A

Support Services

House/Community Meetings

Are participants required to do chores in the house/community?

12 Step Meetings on Location
N/A

Type of Students

Types of Workshops Offered
N/A

Accommodations
N/A

Use of Personal Vehicle

Use of Electronics

Location of Workshop

Average Length of Workshop

Professional Associations/Affiliations
N/A

State and/or National
N/A

Academic Accreditation
N/A

Is there individual therapy?

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on a difficult week?
N/A

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on typical week?
N/A

Percentage of licensed therapists?

Therapist average case load
N/A

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside a program?

Does the Clinical Director carry a case load?
N/A

Is there group therapy?
N/A

Average number of hours per week facilitated by licensed therapist
N/A

Average number of hours per week of group processing? (i.e. run by staff, interns, grad students, etc.)
N/A

Average number of formal family therapy hours per week (not social calls to teen)
N/A

Is Skype accessible for family therapy?
N/A

Are there Additional Professionals? (Select all that apply)
N/A

Are there Medical rule outs
N/A

Possible Medical Rule Outs
N/A

Is there a minimum BMI
N/A

Can Program accept insulin-dependent diabetics
N/A

Psychiatrist

Percentage of students on meds at enrollment

If psychiatrist is available to students, what percentage of students change meds?

Types of Therapy Offered
N/A

Does the program have a level/phase system?
N/A

If yes, are phases/levels tied to privileges?

Does program have a milieu-driven residential model? (Staff are trained in model)
N/A

If yes — select all that apply
N/A

Integrated Wellness
N/A

Does program use time out rooms?
N/A

Line staff to student ratio during awake hours
N/A

Does program run background checks on all staff?
N/A

Is there an educational requirement for staff?
N/A

If Yes, what is it?

Average number of hours staff are trained before their first shift
N/A

Are night staff awake or asleep

What percentage of the line staff are full time employees?

Grades Served
N/A

Average student to teacher ratio
N/A

Teaching/Classroom
N/A

Is the program able to implement IEP’s

Can Program handle a student who is more than two grade level’s behind in reading?

Academic Calendar

Can program support a student to complete a GED?
N/A

Can program support a student who wants vocational training?

Does the school have AP Classes or the ability to give or take a student to the AP Test?
N/A

Does the academic program have the ability to provide ACT or SAT Tutoring (on or off site)?

Does program have transition services for students?
N/A

If Yes, select all options that apply to your program
N/A

Are there additional fees that apply to transitional options?

Percentage of families that participate in various transition programming?

Scheduled or rolling admissions?

Is there an enrollment fee/outfitting fee/payment in advance?

If applicable, is the last month’s fees due at enrollment?

Cost per month/workshop/programming (in USD)
N/A

Percentage of clients who return home, or to a more traditional setting (like transitions to college or gap year, boarding school, etc.)

Does a student have to sign themself into the program?
N/A

Link to Weekly or Daily Schedule
N/A

For licensed programs, but state or under 18, please select Incidents required to be reported to the state:
N/A

What is the typical amount of time a family should expect before hearing about an major incident?
N/A

What is the average number of clients you see per year?
N/A

Professional Associations/Affiliations
N/A

Payment Type
N/A

Has the program previously been part of an evidence-based study?

Is the program presently part of an evidence-based study?
N/A

Link to the study that the organization is part of
N/A

Type of Family Therapy/Work Offered
N/A

Family involvement

Who completes the psychological evaluation?

Minimum length of stay
N/A

Does the student receive a neuropsychological evaluation?

Type Of Programming For Students
N/A

Typical Student
N/A

Minimum IQ
N/A

Interview Requirements for Applicants
N/A

Additional Therapy

Therapist Case Load at Peak Season

Percentage of licensed therapists?

Average number of days/week therapist is in the field
N/A

Number of Individual Sessions with Therapist
N/A

Integrated Wellness Support
N/A

Do clinical assistants work with lead therapists?
N/A

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside of wilderness?

Do any of the therapists operate more than one group at peak season?
N/A

What percentage of participants receive psychological evaluations?

Does program receive a fee for evaluation or referral?
N/A

Additional levels of care offered by facility

Types of eating disorder care provided
N/A

Specialized Programming
N/A

Is program focused on full recovery?

Computer Access
N/A

Cell Phones
N/A

Academic Options

School Name (if applicable)
N/A

School Website (if applicable)
N/A