Dr. Joanne V. Collins Elementary-Jr./Sr. High School, the on-grounds school at ResCare Residential Program, successfully completed a Quality Assurance Review, QAR, conducted by AdvancED, NCA-CASI, on June 22-24.
The QAR team, consisting of educators and peers familiar with residential programs and schools, will recommend to the AdvancED Accreditation Commission a full accreditation for the school. The Accreditation Commission will meet in October to make a final determination for accreditation.
ResCare Residential program and Collins Elementary-Jr./Sr. High have served approximately 1,600 Indiana families and at-risk students since their inception in 1995. In addition to its residential campus, ResCare Residential Program operates three group homes in Greencastle and a residential campus near Cayuga. Collins School has been fully accredited as a special purpose school by AdvancED, NCA-CASI since 2003 and by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation, CARF, for its residential and day treatment programs since 2009.
Collins School provides a full continuum of academic and therapeutic services for children in Kindergarten-Grade 12 whose social, emotional and behavioral needs may not be fully met in other school settings. Inquiries regarding ResCare Residential Program and Collins School can be directed to Todd Clark, director of education, at 653-4570.