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Non-Public Schools' EC Program Approval Process

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (PL 108-446) and Article 9 of North Carolina state law require that the Department of Public Instruction monitor on a regular basis non-public schools and facilities that provide special education and related services to children with disabilities who are placed in or referred to them by a local education agency (LEA). If the program maintains approval status, Local Education Agencies (LEAs) may use public education funds to help defray the special education and related services costs for students with disabilities at the school.

Non-Public Schools Website

The North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education (DNPE) exists by authority of G.S. 115C–553, G.S. 115C–561, G.S. 115C–563(b) and G.S. 115C–566(a) to administer the requirements of Article 39, Chapter 115C of the North Carolina General Statutes which govern non-public schools (both conventional non-public and home).

 Non-Public Schools' Exceptional Children Program Approval Process

Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs)

EC Program Approval Process

PRTF Handbook

Yours, Mine, or Ours: A Guide to Collaboration between LEAs and PRTFs

Senate Bill 744 2014-100

Directory of Approved Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs)

Alexander Youth Network
6220 Thermal Road
Charlotte, NC  20211
Leonard Shinhoster
Program Director
Mecklenburg June 30, 2022
Barium Springs Academy
Barium Springs Home for Children
156 Frazier Loop
Statesville, NC  28677
Stephanie Knowles
Chief Operating Office
Iredell June 30, 2022
Village Academy
Brynn Marr Hospital
192 Village Drive
Jacksonville, NC  28546
Doreen Tinkelpaugh
Lead Teacher
910-577- 1400
Onslow June 30, 2022
Canyon Hills Academy
Canyon Hills Treatment Facility
769 Aberdeen Road
Raeford, NC  28376
Stephanie McFayden
Education Director
Hoke June 30, 2022
Cornerstone Treatment Facility
129 Wallace Road
Wadesboro, NC  28170
Rich Koenig
Director of Education and EC Services
Anson June 30, 2020
Hope Gardens Treatment Center
Cornerstone Treatment Facility
1958 Turnpike Rd.
Raeford, NC 28376
Rich Koenig
Director of Education and EC Services
Hoke June 30, 2020
Jackson Springs Treatment Center CTFP, Inc.
778 Hoffman Rd.
West End, NC 27376
Rich Koenig
Director of Education and EC Services
Moore June 30, 2020
Eliada Homes, Inc.
2 Compton Drive
Asheville, NC  28806
Vicky Matthews
EC Teacher/Education Coordinator
828-254-5356 ext. 365
Buncombe June 30, 2020
Five Points Education and Training Center
2002 Shackleford Road
P.O. Box 2277
Kinston, NC  28501
Kathy Ham
Education Coordinator
Lenoir June 30, 2021
Grace House Treatment Center
Premier Healthcare Services
1892 Turnpike Rd.
Raeford, NC 28376
Rich Koenig
Director of Education and EC Services
Hoke June 30, 2020
Premier Academy
Premier Service of the Carolina
109 Penny Lane
Albemarle, NC
Robert Freeman
Program Administrator
Stanly June 30, 2020
Strategic Academy
Strategic Behavioral Center
3200 Waterfield Drive
Garner, NC  27529
Carolyn King
Education Director
Wake June 30, 2020
Carolina Dunes Academy
Carolina Dunes Behavioral Health
2050 Mercantile Drive
Leland, NC  28451
Kim Hinson
Director of Education
Brunswick June 30, 2020
The School of Thompson
Thompson Child and Family Focus
6800 Saint Peters Lane
Matthews, NC  28015
Clinton Reynolds
Education Director
Mecklenburg June 30, 2022
Veritas Collaborative, LLC
4024 Stirrup Creek Drive
Durham, NC  27703
Kevin Scott
Hospital Education Manager
Durham June 30, 2021
Youth Focus
Alexander Youth Network
1601 Huffine Mill Road
Greensboro, NC  27405
Toika Neese
Lead Teacher
Guilford June 30, 2020

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