The education program services of Millcreek are approved by the Arkansas Department of Education and operate according to the guidelines of that department. We are accredited by the State Department of Education, Special Education Section. Millcreek offers education programs for students requiring mental health care services, including specialized instruction for students with disabilities as outlined in the special education regulations.
All residents of Millcreek Behavioral Health will be enrolled in education programs through Millcreek Schools, Inc. Students are assigned to classes based on grade level and/or age. For each student designated as having a disability, an individual education program (IEP) is developed and implemented with an emphasis placed on the individual’s achievement. Each student’s individual education program will contain realistic and measurable goals and residents will work on their academic skills as they would in the public school system. Students in a regular educational program will follow the course curriculum as outlined in the Arkansas Frameworks.
The education program offered at Millcreek Behavioral Health stresses the importance of the individual and the belief that each student must be recognized as unique. Students are taught by teachers who are licensed by the State Department of Education. Our teachers conduct our program in a self-contained educational setting and can implement an individualized education program or diploma track. Each student will have a specific course of instruction prescribed in a stimulating environment designed to develop the whole child to their fullest potential intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically.
Our school offers the following special programs on an as-needed basis:
- Speech/language therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy