+ Overview

The Butterfly program is an intensive 35-week intervention program, with an optional 5-week summer program, which is geared to the practice of Apprentice, Challenger, and Voyager objectives in the Monarch Four Core Goal areas in order to address delays in the development of regulation, sensory motor coordination, language, relationships, and academics. Individualized learning modifications are offered within interactive, small group instructional settings. Psychological support is provided through coaching groups, specific liaison with parents and ancillary professionals, and the Therapeutic Coach (TC) schedule of individual and group meetings. Individual support will be provided on an as-needed basis throughout the learner’s experience. Faculty describe students at this level as benefiting from the Butterfly structure, with adults providing frequent prompts and structuring interventions to support the student in maintaining Apprentice and Challenger objectives.

+ Butterfly 1 (B1) ($31,630)

Specialized practices in all curriculum areas are geared to the achievement of Apprentice, Challenger, and Voyager objectives in the Monarch Four Core Goal areas. The student’s academic skills are addressed through individualized learning accommodations. We provide opportunities to meet the Foundation High School Program Graduation Plan. Our Butterfly students also have opportunities to prepare for and take the PSAT/SAT with support from prep classes as their therapeutic goals and needs allow. The classes are offered within the context of an interactive, small group instructional setting. Faculty function in a mentoring role, guiding a student through predominantly Challenger and Voyager practices with few prompts and few interventions. Psychological support is provided through the Therapeutic Coach (TC) schedule of individual and group meetings. Individual support will be provided on an as-needed basis. Faculty describe students as benefiting from the structure of the Butterfly program with minimal adult prompts and interventions.

+ Butterfly 2 (B2) ($34,395)

Specialized practices in all curriculum areas are geared to the achievement of Apprentice and Challenger objectives in the Monarch Four Core Goal areas. The student’s academic skills are addressed through individualized learning accommodations. We provide opportunities to meet the Foundation High School Program Graduation Plan. Our Butterfly students also have opportunities to prepare for and take the PSAT/SAT with support from prep classes as their therapeutic goals and needs allow. The classes are offered within the context of an interactive, small group instructional setting. Individualized learning modifications are offered within the context of an interactive, small group instructional setting. The faculty and student relationship is described as master to master apprentice. Psychological support is provided through coaching groups, the Therapeutic Coach (TC) schedule of individual and group meetings, and specific liaison with parents and ancillary professionals. Individual support will be provided on an as-needed basis. Faculty describe students at this level as benefiting from the Butterfly structure, with adults providing frequent prompts and structuring interventions to support the student in maintaining Apprentice and Challenger objectives.

+ Butterfly 3 (B3) ($36,855)

Specialized practices in all curriculum areas are geared to the practice of primarily Apprentice objectives. Individualized learning modifications are offered within interactive, small group instructional settings. The student’s academic skills are addressed through individualized learning accommodations. We provide opportunities to engage in classes supporting the Foundation High School Program Graduation Plan. Our Butterfly students also have opportunities to prepare for and take the PSAT/SAT with support from prep classes as their therapeutic goals and needs allow. The classes are offered within the context of an interactive, small group instructional setting. The faculty and student relationship is described as master to apprentice. Psychological support is provided through coaching groups, specific liaison with parents and ancillary professionals, and the Therapeutic Coach (TC) schedule of individual and group meetings. Individual support will be provided on an as-needed basis. Faculty describe students at this level as benefiting from the Butterfly structure, with adults taking primary responsibility for managing the set of practices and faculty teaching and structuring strategies for maintaining the student’s participation.

+ Butterfly 4 (B4) $56,645

On occasion, students will present upon admission with transitional goals from in-patient, residential placement or rehabilitation programs, or students may present unusually complex developmental and medical issues. Serving these students will require enhanced clinical liaison with community professionals and frequent one-on-one support for advancement of Novice and Apprentice objectives. All aspects of Butterfly programming are assumed to be situationally available to these students.

+ Bridge Year

Specialized practice in all curriculum areas are geared to the practice of primarily Apprentice objectives. The intention is to increase Butterfly practice for Chrysalis students, learning the structure and expectations of the Butterfly program and incrementally becoming familiar with the peers and faculty with whom they will work when they fully transition. Students will begin with enrichment classes to practice being in classrooms with more students. After practicing for a few weeks, with the length of time being determined on an individualized basis of readiness, students will begin to attend academic classes while also shifting to their enrichment schedule. This gives students practice changing periods as is done in a typical middle school/high school. Once the student has shown success on a half-day schedule, they are integrated to a full-day schedule with the support of both TC’s. The student’s ultimate goal is to begin in Butterfly full-time by the end of the school year. The faculty and student relationship is described as master to apprentice. Psychological support is provided through coaching with their Chrysalis TC and their Butterfly TC. Collaboration of Directors, TCs, and professional educators is essential to support the learner and help the learner make the transition a success. Individual support and coaching groups will be provided. Faculty describe students at this level as benefiting from the Butterfly structure with adults taking primary responsibility for managing the set of practices and faculty teaching and structuring strategies for maintaining the student’s participation.