Seen 'n Heard - Dec,
1999 Issue (page 3)
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PACE USES PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENTS
(November 22, 1999) Carol Burns, Director of the PACE Program at National-Louis University, Evanston, Illinois, 847-256-5150, a post-secondary
program for students with multiple Learning Disabilities, has introduced the use of “Portfolio Criteria as the primary method of evaluating
students’ performance in the various academic areas.”
ECHO SPRINGS MOVES
(November 24, 1999) Rhea Verbanic, Admissions for Echo Springs Transition Study Center, Bonners Ferry, Idaho, 208-267-1111, announced
they have moved to a new building 3.5 miles outside Bonners Ferry. The program remains the same, a transition program for young adults
ages 18 and older. The new address is Route 1, Box 492E, Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805.
CHANGES AT IDAHO YOUTH RANCH
(November 24, 1999) Jan West, MS, announced she is replacing Jeff Schatz as the Placement Administrator for the Idaho Youth Ranch,
Boise, Idaho, 208-377- 2613, firstname.lastname@example.org. Jeff is now the Program Manager for Family
Services. Jan has been the Treatment Supervisor for the Ranch campus for 2.5 years. Jan also announced they have moved the program
for young women into a larger lodge and expanded from 8 to 12 beds.
(November 24, 1999) The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs first annual conference has been rescheduled to January
9-11 at Palm Harbor, Florida. For more information call 912-447-8404.
EXCEL ACADEMY AT 47 STUDENTS
(November 29, 1999) Pat Johnson, Admissions for Excel Academy, Conroe, Texas, 800-260-9178, reports they are at a record high of 47
students, and close to their optimum size of 50 students. Excel Academy is a co-ed boarding school with a strong emphasis on recovery.
KING GEORGE ISSUES I-20S
(November 30, 1999) Rebecca Plona, Director of Admissions for King George
School, Sutton, Vermont, 800-218-5122, announced the school has been approved to issue the I-20 form to international students.
They already have one student from Brazil. Non-native English speakers must demonstrate reasonable proficiency in English at the time
of the enrollment interview. Rebecca also reports they had almost 100 students and their families on campus for Thanksgiving dinner
on the 25th. The meal, decorations and music were all prepared by the students.
SECOND NATURE WEB SITE
(November 30, 1999) Scott Canter, Director of Admissions for Second Nature Wilderness
Program, 818-906-9611, headquartered in Duchesne, Utah, announced their new website at, developed in effort to increase customer
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