Day School Program

The Anderson Center Day School Program is an intensive day program that integrates educational and therapeutic services. The program is designed to meet the needs of students from ages 8 to 18 who have emotional or behavioral difficulties that impact their ability to learn within their regular school setting. Students are involved in the day school programs during regular school hours (Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.). The program is available throughout the school calendar year. The goal is to provide a therapeutic environment that fosters the educational, behavioral and emotional growth of the student.

The Staff

The staff consists of a multidisciplinary team that includes board certified psychiatrists, licensed therapists, registered nurses, licensed teachers and mental health assistants. All staff members understand that each student and family has different needs. All staff members emphasize responsibility for academic performance and individual actions. Indiana state standards are followed to make it possible for students to earn a high school diploma. Students learn vital study skills that benefit them throughout their lives. With a low student-to-teacher ratio, students are given the opportunity to achieve success that they have never experienced before. 

Group Therapy Topics

 Group therapy topics will vary and depend on the individual student’s needs. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Anger Management
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Managing Feelings
  • Self-Esteem

Attendance/Dress Code

The Anderson Center Day School Program follows attendance and dress code policies.


All admissions to the Day School Program are determined through a case conference and individual evaluations in conjunction with the Anderson Center staff and various community agencies.

Program Goals

  • For students to learn coping strategies and problem solving to effectively control their behavior and attitude at school, at home, and in other social settings.
  • For students and families to improve their own coping strategies by providing therapeutic support and education
  • For students to successfully transition back to the public school setting after individualized needs are met.

Daily Goal Setting

Staff will assist students in improving self awareness by setting realistic personal goals for their school workload and for their behavior.

Family Involvement

Family involvement is essential to the success of the student’s educational/ therapy plan. Communication will occur with the family daily. Family therapy will be provided with the student’s assigned primary therapist.

Each student will receive an individualized treatment plan to address behavioral, emotional and academic needs. This plan will incorporate daily educational and behavioral goals, small group instruction, computer time with PLATO (diploma credit available), family and daily group therapy. GED track is also available.

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