Western Day Treatment Named Alternative Program of Distinction By KY Department of Education

School will receive $2,000 for instructional support

May 31, 2016 – The Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) District received notification that Western Day Treatment has been named an Alternative Program of Distinction by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE).

“I am incredibly proud of our staff, teachers and partners at Western Day Treatment who work hard every day to ensure each child has access to services to meet their social and emotional needs while providing quality educational instruction to every student,” said JCPS Superintendent Dr. Donna Hargens.  “This is something to celebrate for our staff, our students and their families.”

Western Day Treatment, located at McFerran Preparatory Academy, is a joint partnership between Seven Counties Services and JCPS where students receive mental health treatment services and educational programming.

Western Day Treatment received the designation after an extensive on-site visit by the KDE review team.  In its notification letter, KDE says its review team found that “Western Day Treatment was deemed to be an exemplary program.” 

As part of this recognition, Western Day Treatment will receive $2,000 for instructional support and will be formally recognized at the June 8 Kentucky Board of Education meeting. 

In notifying the district, KDE said, “It is our hope that your program will serve as a model for other alternative programs in the state wanting to reach the high standards the Western Day Treatment has already received.”