Butterfly Program

The Butterfly Program serves students at the middle and high school academic levels in their development within the Four Core Goals™. Ranging from 12 to 21 in age, students in the Butterfly Program will be able to display mutually shared ownership of their goals with faculty and family support upon graduation. In addition, your child will learn to navigate a multi-part schedule that includes changing classes while interacting with a variety of other learners and adults throughout their day.

Academic and Professional Competence

We offer 3 Pathways to high school graduation; College Pathway, a 2-year Associates/Certificate Pathway, and a Transition Pathway.

Students graduating on the College Foundation Pathway will have all of the high school credentials necessary to be considered for a 4-year college or university. Students graduating on the Associates/Certificate Pathway will have the credentials necessary to be considered for a 2-year Associates program or a certification program after high school.

In both of these pathways your child will complete the necessary academic courses to achieve the Texas Foundation high school graduation path of 22 credit hours with an option for a distinguished plan as appropriate. We offer courses such as Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, Integrated Learning, and Life Planning in an engaging and accessible manner that appeals to a wide variety of learning styles. Your child and family will receive Treatment Plans so that you are aware of the individual goals and expectations we set for each student.

If your child does not plan to seek a university degree, they can access our Transition Pathway which is based on a modified Texas Foundation graduation plan with supports/accommodations built in for academic success. Students on this pathway will focus on fundamental academics and Employability instruction through our Life Academy to promote post-graduate success.

Beyond the Horizon

As part of our commitment to future Employability, students are given an interest inventory at three different ages; 12-14, 15-17, 18- adult. Monarch elective offerings are aligned with both the survey interest areas and the state endorsement categories in an effort to help students explore electives in their area of interest that will also develop their employability skills. Some of the elective offerings in our Life Academy include Culinary Arts, Business, Marketing, Production, Woodworking, Art, Photography, and more.

Executive Functions

At Monarch School, your child will be assigned a multidisciplinary team that develops relationship-based behavioral and learning plans that are specific to your child’s individual needs. We will also design tracking and reflection systems that your child’s personal growth toward ownership of those specific objectives and targets within the Four Core Goals.

Together, students and faculty reflect on their goals each class period. Data is continually collected and analyzes, and as objectives are mastered, new ones are chosen – cooperatively. In this way, your child develops self-monitoring techniques as part of a tool box of strategies that promote regulation and engagement, especially as therapeutic and academic expectations are increased.

Relationship Development

Thanks to a variety of social opportunities, we promote the creation of healthy relationships in both small groups and within the larger community. Your child will learn how to initiate and participate in community service projects, community meetings, clubs, and committees.

We also offer secondary school experiences, such as socials/dances, prom, graduation, camp retreats, and field trips. Furthermore, through the Butterfly social justice/mediation system, learners develop strategies that help each other reach a mutually-beneficial resolution after a conflict.