Parents want their children to be successful in school. But in some cases, students are met with challenges that to them seem insurmountable. They may act out, shut down, withdraw, or simply stay away from school. For these students, the promise of school success becomes lost on a road filled with negative sanctions. In many ways, they are on the darkest part of a journey in their young lives.
Lutheran Family Services offers school-aged children the opportunity to take a different path. Highly trained educators and treatment specialists help students learn about behavior choices, how to make better decisions, and how to respond to stressful and challenging situations.
Six Minnick Schools help students age 5 to 22 find success in the classroom. We work with public schools in the Harrisonburg, Roanoke, Wytheville, Wise and Bristol regions to help their students achieve academic, behavioral and developmental goals so they may return to their home public school or pursue a path to meaningful work.
Minnick Schools are licensed through the Department of Education (DOE) and accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Educational Facilities (VASEF).