The Brook-KMI is an on-site school at The Brook Hospital. Since November 1995, this school has operated as a Jefferson County public school. Seven classrooms serve students in acute care and extended care.
The student body consists of hospitalized patients as well as partial hospital patients (PHP) who may live at home but return to the hospital during the day. The Brook also offers other treatment programs, including individual and group therapy, outpatient groups, family therapy, and recreational activities.
- Population Served: Boys and girls, ages 12 to 18 (grades six through twelve)
- Specific Characteristics: Students fall into one of three basic categories: emotionally disturbed, resulting in such behaviors as truancy, running away, or abusing drugs; neglected, which means the students do not have a consistent home life and may be experiencing emotional problems; or situationally deprived, which means illness, death, alcohol, divorce, or abuse has occurred.
- Maximum Enrollment: 75
- The Brook-KMI follows the JCPS calendar and includes a summer program.
Students at The Brook-KMI are generally referred by the surrounding school districts, social service agencies, private placement, or juvenile courts and are admitted per doctor’s orders or the recommendations of other qualified staff.