Built in 2005, Cailloux Charter School serves students in grades 1-7 at Hill Country Youth Ranch in Ingram. This school includes eight self-contained classrooms, a student learning center, and an adjacent counseling center. A campus gymnasium, cafeteria, athletic field, playground, and agricultural barn complement the classroom building.
Each student is given a periodic individualized assessment that identifies learning levels, emotional dynamics, and behavioral issues that may interfere with the learning process. The information is used by teachers to develop an effective academic plan. Small classes and high teacher-student ratios ensure that all aspects of the plan are addressed.
Partnership with psychologists, counselors, and child care professionals adds a treatment dimension to the team. Counselors are available at all times to help students refocus and return to work, rather than have to leave the educational environment for the entire day.
Students at Cailloux are primarily residents from HCYR’s residential treatment program and often require special attention to succeed. Many come to us behind in academics, as well as fresh from severe trauma. In addition to credentialed, dedicated teachers, we add skilled mentors to assist with tutoring and counseling.
Internet based learning programs are available to each student on computers in classrooms and in the campus library. The vision of the instructional program is to help each student overcome barriers to success, experience the satisfaction of learning, and increase grade level performance in all academic areas.