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Private Residential Care

We Can Help Get Your Son on the Right Track

If you are the parent of a teenage boy who is on the brink of getting into trouble with the law or is struggling in school, the Private Residential Care Program may be just what you are looking for. It gives at-risk young men a chance to voluntarily choose a new direction in life. Young men live in a family setting full time on the Rawhide campus and attend school at Starr Academy. Weekends are reserved for recreational activities, homework, family visits and community service opportunities.

One of the desired outcomes of the program is to get your son on track to graduate from middle or high school. His program starts with caring staff who teach the timeless values of a responsible and successful life at home, in school, and on the job. Harmful behaviors and attitudes are addressed with trained therapists during individual, group, and family counseling.During your son’s stay at Rawhide we welcome and encourage parent contact including regular visits, planned home visits, family therapy, phone calls, and letters.

Is My Son Eligible for the Private Residential Care Program?

To find out if your child is eligible for a Rawhide program, please use the link below and fill out the short screening form. If your child is eligible, you will be given a link to the admissions application. If your child is not eligible, you will be provided with some alternative links that may be able to help you and your situation.

Accredited School

Starr Academy is a registered private school (middle and high school) with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Most high school classes are transferable to the school of origin. The staff focuses on getting to know each student and creating an Individual Education Plan (IEP). Education is reinforced by a maximum student to teacher ratio of 10-to-1 in core subjects, individual instruction through Title One reading and math, work experience training, interscholastic sports, and a host of electives.

Home Plus Option

You have the option of placing your son in the residential treatment while attending the program or you could also enroll him while he continues to live at home (if you live in the area). This program is called Home Plus Alternative Schooling.  Program fees include tuition, counseling, work experience training, residential care, room and board, and many recreational activities.

Financial Assistance and Aid for K-12 Private Schools

Rawhide provides a tuition scale based on the family’s financial need.  You would need to apply for this by providing your income and asset information. For more information please call 888-769-2029.There are also a myriad of financial resources available for private schools (K-12) that could help you with the cost of placing your son with Rawhide. Financing your son’s stay could assist you in spreading out your payments over a longer period of time.The links provided below are provided for your convenience only and we are not affiliated with any of the resources listed below. Each financial resource has its own set of procedures and practices during the financial underwriting process. As with any loan application, loans may need to be secured and may require employment and a maximum debt ratio. You would need to contact each of them and apply to determine your eligibility.

Wells Fargo
Private Student Loans
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