The Theodore Roosevelt Educational Center (TREC) serves students in 7th through 12th grade. Students are referred to TREC from their secondary school (referred to as homeschool). Referrals may occur in three formats:
TREC offers transitional programming. TREC is not a school but instead is an extension of the home school. Individual plans are developed for students to meet their unique needs. Students receive individualized academic programming. Instruction is delivered in small groups by Iowa City School District Teachers. Students stay on track towards graduation as they receive credit and grades. Students’ educational plans are built in conjunction with the home school administrator, teachers and guidance counselor. TREC staff strives to build an academic program that will be successful for each student. On-line learning options are also available.
TREC is designed to determine the root cause that is preventing student success in their home school. Teams (made up of parents, students, and all support services a student is receiving) develop and implement plans which may include a therapeutic setting, social skills groups, Aggression Replacement Training (ART), individual counseling and exposure to post-secondary opportunities and vocational training. Case management and wrap around support is built in to each student’s plan.
TREC is successful when students transition back into their homeschool. Transition planning and a systematic approach to reintegration provide support as students return to their home school to ensure a successful re-entry.
Student Advisory Center (SAC)
TREC houses the District’s Student Advisory Center. The SAC provides educational programming to students that have been suspended from their secondary school. TREC staff collaborates with the home school staff to ensure the student completes work during their suspension so they can maintain their academics. SAC students are also offered individual and group sessions to assist the students in skill building when applicable.