Emotional Behavioral Disorder (EBD) Programs

District 287 has seven programs that serve students with Emotional or Behavioral Disabilities (EBD).  These programs, which serve students ranging in age from 6-18, are in three locations.  Program components include differentiated academic instructions, related services, community and experiential based instruction, career/technical education opportunities, transition skill development and co-located mental health services.

Through Intermediate District 287 EBD programs, students will successfully master academic and life-skill goals through individualized interventions that lead to academic learning and successful life experiences. This will be achieved by incorporating a philosophy that creates an environment which facilitates belonging, mastery, independence, reintegration and generosity through a school-based experience.

Explore Middle for grades: 6-8 
These students typically have not been successful in less restrictive settings or are reintegrating to their home and community from a more restrictive setting such as a residential or correctional placement.  Students generally have a history of acting-out behavior, aggression, and/or limited social skills which impact relationships.  Sometimes aggressive behavior is coupled with depressed, withdrawn, anxious, or school avoidant behavior.  Many students also have mental health needs.  Most students are functioning in the low average to average range of intelligence but sometimes have learning disabilities and significant discrepancies in their academic achievement. 
                                                                                                                                                       
Site: Edgewood Education Center, 6601 Xylon Ave North, Brooklyn Park, MN  55428 
Ph: 763-533-3821
 

NEC Elementary for grades: K-6
These students have struggled with success in a less restrictive setting or are reintegrating from a more restrictive setting.  Many students have diagnoses which might be manifested in a variety of ways including withdrawal, depression, anxiety, school avoidance, and/or acting out behaviors.  Students may have a typical social and physical presentation with low average to high ability.  They experience social isolation in the community due to emotional or behavioral concerns.  These students need a small structured setting with high staff to student ratio to address academic and social emotional needs.

Site: North Education Center, 5530 Zealand Ave North, New Hope, MN  55428 
Ph: 763-550-3100

Invest Middle for grades 6-8
These students need social skills and life skills, and may include students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Most life areas are impacted by chronic mental illness, and these students may meet criteria for serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder or major depression. Some students with chronic mental illness are more likely to exhibit serious and persistent behavior in the community, home, school, and work. Student ability level ranges from borderline to gifted ability, although the typical student falls in the low range.

Site: North Education Center, 5530 Zealand Ave North, New Hope,  MN  55428
Ph: 763-550-3118

Invest High School for grades 9-12
These students have struggled with success in a less restrictive setting or are reintegrating from a more restrictive setting.  Students may have been experiencing mental health issues, truancy, family discord, and possibly corrections involvement.  Some students with chronic mental illness are more likely to exhibit serious and persistent behavior in the community, home, and school.  Students have low average to high ability.  They experience social isolation in the community due to emotional, behavioral, or mental health concerns.  These students need a small structured setting with high staff to student ratio to address academic and social emotional needs

Site: Northwest Technical Center, 7008 Northland Drive, Suite 100, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
Ph: 763-536-0872

Invest High School Plus for grades 9-12
Most life areas are impacted by mental illness (i.e. DSM IV diagnoses of Depression, ADHD, PTSD, Anxiety, Bi-polar, and Thought Disorder). Invest High School Plus students exhibit more internalizing behaviors than externalizing behaviors (i.e. withdrawn, school work avoidance, isolation from peers, depressed, overwhelmed, anxious, sad, self-injurious, medication non-compliance, and truancy versus yelling, swearing, talking-out, disrupting the learning of others, and running or wandering).Students’ academic ability level ranges from low average to average.

Site: West Education Center, 11140 Bren Road West, Minnetonka, MN 55343
Ph: 952-653-1655

Options Middle for grades 6-8
These students have had great difficulties/challenges in less restrictive settings or are reintegrating from more restrictive settings.  Students are fragile, vulnerable, frequently truant, experiencing significant mental health issues, chemical use or abuse, family discord, and/or correction involvement.  Students have a typical social and physical presentation.  Student ability level ranges from low-average to above average.  They have fewer resiliencies due to limited access to community resources, such as sports activities and mainstream school functions.  These students need a small structured setting with high staff to student ratio to address academic needs through a relationship and processing approach.  All students are encouraged to participate in vocational component during their school day.

Site: North Education Center, 5530 Zealand Ave North, New Hope, MN  55428
Ph: 763-550-3118

Strive  for grades: Elementary, Middle and Secondary (K-12)
The Strive program provides an individual or small group instructional environment that enables them to experience success in a school program and the greater community.  In elementary, staff directed activities help students learn the skills to focus on instructions and behave appropriately in the classroom.  As students get older, the emphasis changes to students demonstrating they are accountable to successfully meet expectations in the classroom and work sites.  Student progress at their own pace given individualized strategies for success.  The program emphasizes appropriate social interactions, respect, responsibility, personal accountability, problem solving, and making good choices when confronted with difficult or stressful situations.

Site: North Education Center, 5530 Zealand Ave North, New Hope, MN 55428
Ph: 763-550-3168

Strive Secondary
Sites: Edgewood Education Center, 6601 Xylon Ave North, Brooklyn Park, MN  55428
Ph: 763-550-7382

West High School for grades 9-12
These students typically have not been successful in less restrictive settings or are reintegrating to their home and community from a more restrictive setting such as a residential or correctional placement. Students generally have a history of acting out behavior, aggression, and/or limited social skills which impact relationships. Sometimes aggressive behavior is coupled with depressed, withdrawn, anxious, or school avoidant behavior. Many students also have mental health needs. Most students are functioning in the low average to average range of intelligence but sometimes have learning disabilities and significant discrepancies in their academic achievement.

West Education Center, 11140 Bren Road West, Minnetonka, MN 55343
Ph: 952-653-1655

Intermediate District 287
1820 XENIUM LANE NORTH Plymouth, MN 55441
PH: 763-559-3535
info@district287.org

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