Life-Changing, Positive Results
Based on the last two years of discharge data from the O-School’s Residential Program, 91% of students transition to a less restrictive setting upon graduation from the program. That typically means they either go home to live with their families while completing high school, or they begin post-secondary education at a two or four year college or university.
Long-Term Educational Outcomes
A long-term outcomes survey of O-School alumni conducted five years or more after leaving the School found that O-School students’ academic achievements compare favorably against both national averages for all students and for special education students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
Long-Term Mental Health and Relational Outcomes
In other areas of their lives, O-School alumni report that after 5 years:
- 94% required no substance abuse treatment
- 88% have held a job or been employed
- 86% have strong relationships and a viable social network
- 87% maintain close and significant relationships from the O-School
Considering the high-risk populations that the O-School serves, these outcomes confirm both the short and long term effectiveness of the School’s programs and services.