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 will review the file and determine if a 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 (IPCRB). The per diem rate is for 176 regular days and 28 extended school year days. Visit the IPCRB website for the current per diem rate (Enter NewHope in the name and click search, then select the appropriate school).
NewHope students are required to meet the graduation requirements of their public school. All grades earned at NewHope are sent to the home school and transcripts are generated by the home school. The home school also issues the diploma upon completion of district requirements/graduation and all NewHope records are returned to the home school.
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.