Middle & High School Education
St. Joseph Orphanage: Altercrest Campus
Grades 7 – 12
St. Joe’s Altercrest Campus is located in Hamilton County in Anderson Township overlooking the Ohio River. We provide students grades 7 – 12 a therapeutic learning environment complete with mental health and individualized educational support.
Physical Education – NYPUM
Mark Davie has been running Recreation Therapy groups for over 22 years at SJO. In 1998, he took the lead on an impressive program addition called NYPUM – National Youth Project Using Minibikes. A nationally renowned program, NYPUM offers students an alternative to traditional sports activities. Integral to NYPUMs design is an essential mentoring component that guides and supports youth to make good decisions and become more self-regulated while working with a team… combined with the excitement and challenge of riding a dirt bike!
Interested in partnering with our NYPUM program? Contact: NYPUM@sjokids.org
We are very excited to announce the opening of our new Lifeskills Lab. Bernadette Payne has been teaching and creating learning opportunities for students at St. Joe’s for over 20 years. She has now created a fully functioning ‘learning lab’ for hands-on skill development in a mock living environment. Along with a classroom area for individual and group lessons, the lab has a fully operational kitchen, laundry area, bedroom, livingroom, and more. This spring, the addition of a backyard garden will give students even more opportunities to explore new interests and skills. Practice Makes Perfect!
Dottie Bayless developed our Art Therapy program on the Altercrest campus over 15 years ago. Often running more than 3 groups a day, Dottie has given thousands of children an opportunity to explore their emotions and feelings through their art… along with teaching some fantastic fine art skills along the way! Dottie will continue running Art Therapy groups daily, but will extend her reach by offering ALL Altercrest students the opportunity to earn the Fine Art credits necessary for many students to graduate high-school.
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