Once a decision for private therapeutic day has been made, the student's home school will send out an intake packet with parent releases. NewHope Academy will review the file and determine if the student appears appropriate for an interview. The interview process takes about one hour. If a student is accepted to NewHope, we will call the student's public school district and facilitate the new placement.
If a student is private pay, NewHope will accept a file from parents for review.
NewHope Academy's rate is set by the Illinois Purchase Care Review Board. The per diem rate is $224.57 (176 regular days/28 extended school year). While NewHope accepts private pay students, tuition is typically paid for by the student's public school.
NewHope Academy students are required to meet the graduation requirements of their public school. All grades earned at NewHope are sent to the home school. The student's home school is responsible for creating a transcript and issuing a diploma upon completion of district requirements.
If a student is private pay, NewHope requires the student to meet the Illinois state requirements. In addition, NewHope will issue transcripts and a diploma upon completion of state requirements.