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Lifeline’s residential campus, Pierceton Woods Academy, located in Pierceton, Indiana is a place for boys age 10 through 21 who have been referred to us by placing agencies. It gives them a safe, structured environment to learn academic and life lessons to position them for success later in life. The 52-acre campus erected in 2008 includes an alternative school, counseling center, detention center, dorms, a cafeteria, indoor and outdoor ropes course, gymnasium and playing fields. Pierceton Woods Academy is home to the majority of Lifeline’s boys programming.
Programs Offered at Pierceton Woods Academy: Pierceton Woods Academy is home to the following programs for boys: Behavior Modification Program (BMP), Independent Living Phase 1 Program, Sex Offender & Relapse Prevention Program (SORP), and the Detention Center.
Education: Pierceton Woods Academy operates an on-campus, year round, Freeway Accredited school that provides a complete academic program. Residents receive a combination of self-paced online curriculum with character development and experiential learning in addition to core classes taught by licensed teachers. This individualized educational process allows residents who are struggling in school to receive specialized instruction enabling them to recover lost credits and earn a high school diploma or GED.
Recreation: Pierceton Woods Academy offers daily recreation with our physical education classes and daily physical exercise. Residents participate in recreation time on-grounds, utilizing our outdoor basketball courts and sports fields as well as trips to the local YMCA. Residents participate in an outdoor low ropes course on-grounds as well as off-grounds camping trips. We also have a gymnasium which offers residents year round recreation with a full court basketball court, volleyball court, high ropes course, and climbing wall.
Health care: Residents receive regular physical, dental, and vision examinations. They also have routine medication consultation through our off-grounds family physician and consulting psychiatrist as needed.
Family: If the child’s treatment plan allows, regular visits with family members are encouraged. On-Grounds visitation and parenting classes happen twice a month and residents earn off-ground passes as their treatment progresses.
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