Mallory Evans -- Supervisor
The TIME Program was developed in 1985 as a self-contained, complete, alternative school to meet the needs of adjudicated, emotionally disturbed and other high risk youth who are unable to function in a conventional educational setting. The program was developed, in part, out of a growing concern over the high drop-out rates of emotionally disturbed youth who were also experiencing difficulties within their families or with the Juvenile Justice System.
Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse counseling, anger management, individual, group, and family therapy is an accepted part of the daily curriculum. As a result, it is not uncommon for individual students to be involved in one or more treatment related activities on school grounds, as well as the home or clinic setting.
Our philosophy, derived from Native American tradition, focuses on "The Circle of Courage" as the cornerstone of creating a positive educational climate for today's discouraged youth. The "Circle" affords students the opportunity to achieve success by touching on four areas of personal growth: The spirit of belonging; the spirit of mastery; the spirit of independence; and the spirit of generosity.