FAQ

How does Monarch blend academics with psychological support?

What are the Four Core Goals?

What are the faculty’s credentials?

How does Monarch group students?

What is the teacher/student ratio at Monarch?

What grade levels do you serve?

Are you accredited? If so, by whom?

When students graduate, do they receive a diploma?

Do Monarch students go on to college?

How does Monarch blend academics with psychological support?

At least weekly, teachers and members of the Multidisciplinary Psychology Team gather together as professionals in a spirit of curiosity about working together for students’ progress. Indices of progress are considered through the lens of Monarch’s Four Core Goals. Decisions are data driven and data supported. From this weekly work, treatment plans and curricula are designed or revised that are developmentally appropriate, individualized to each student and based on the development of skills related to the Four Core Goals. The Multidisciplinary Psychology Team includes psychologists, licensed professional counselors, social workers, speech therapists, DIR® therapists and occupational therapists. The student’s team may also suggest that the family seek outside counseling to support the student’s progress and will work with the family to find a qualified specialist.

What are the Four Core Goals?

The Four Core Goals are the foundation for students' success at Monarch. They are self regulation, executive functions, academic competence, and relationship development.

What are the faculty’s credentials?

Monarch’s professional educators are highly skilled and trained, receiving more than 200 hours of in-service training per year. The entire faculty is degreed, with many of the faculty members holding advanced degrees in varying educational and clinical fields.

How does Monarch group students?

Grouping students at Monarch is determined initially by assessing where the student is, developmentally, along a progression of levels and objectives: Novice, Apprentice, Challenger or Voyager. Every level and each goal area has its own set of lessons, each one attained in sequence regardless of age. Classrooms at Monarch have been arranged to facilitate the progression of students through these levels.

What is the faculty/student ratio at Monarch?

The Chrysalis Program offers fixed ratio practice zones of either 2:1 or 4:1 student: faculty ratios. The Butterfly Program offers a range of faculty to student ratios ranging from 2:1 to 8:1 faculty to student ratios.

What grade levels do you serve?

Monarch serves students in Pre-K through 12th grade, in addition to offering a post-graduate program.

Are you accredited? If so, by whom?

Monarch is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).

When students graduate, do they receive a diploma?

Monarch offers the following options for the completion of high school:

  • High School Texas Scholar Diploma—Equivalent of competence to enter a four-year college program
  • High School Diploma—Equivalent of competence to enter Associate Degree programs or better
  • Minimum High School Diploma—Equivalent of competence to enter developmental classes at community colleges
  • Certification of Completion—Equivalent of competence to enter vocational training certification programs
  • Certificate of Completion—Equivalent of competence to pursue adult compensatory education coursework at community colleges

Do Monarch students go on to college?

We assume that all Monarch students will have post-Monarch, post-graduate educational experiences, and we plan for the set of options that best fit the students’ academic and professional competence. That may include four-year college programs, associate degree programs, developmental programs at community college, vocational placements, technology training and ongoing adult education coursework.

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