Visions Junior/Senior High School
Homme Youth & Family Programs provide an onsite junior and senior high school to its residents called Visions. Homme’s Visions education program is a fully accredited on-campus school located in Wittenberg, Wisconsin. Led by Principal Steve Luedtke, and other experienced educators who are certified in special education, our staff develops and implements individual education programs for each troubled-youth student to meet his or her educational needs.
We use the Dubuque Management System along with Skills Streaming, a component of aggression replacement training that provides intensive social skills training, progressing from external control to internal motivation. Visions School offers small class sizes, with teachers who have certifications in exceptional education needs. Our teachers help students recover credits and get back on track for graduation.
During their time at Visions School, students average more than 80% growth in their math and reading skills.
Our Visions educators assure individual attention for each student with an adult-to-student ratio of 1:5. Visions Junior/Senior High School operates with this philosophy: "With the right structure and with guidance, every child can enjoy academic achievement." Visions school also offers day-school services to youth, ages 10 to 18.
Our educators emphasize high school completion and graduation requirements in the students’ curriculum. We focus on personal and emotional development, knowledge of the work world, respect for self and others, and preparation for re-integration into the public school system. In addition, Homme is now developing a vocational-education programs offering specific training for youth in automotive and food services to help secure a strong and stable future for our residents.
Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Michigan school districts recognize course work completed at Visions. In addition to the standard required coursework, Visions also offers a wide variety of electives, including:
- General metals
- Art therapy
- Automobile maintenance
- Life skills
Visions students also can take advantage of employment-focused programming:
- Small-engine repair
Visions Alternative School
In addition the Visions Junior/Senior High School, Homme also offers Visions Alternative School that serves at-risk youth, ages 10 to 21. Visions Alternative School works to help at-risk students to achieve school success by incorporating social-skill development into the academic curriculum. Special-education-licensed teachers provide individualized instruction with small class size and behavioral supports.