Children’s Day Treatment – Mobile County

LeMoyne-School-Computer-LabThe LeMoyne School is a day treatment program funded by the Mobile County Public School System and staffed by its special education teachers, which AltaPointe operates. The school provides a therapeutic classroom environment and structured day treatment setting for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade who are unable to maintain appropriate behaviors in a public school setting.

LeMoyne School meets the educational and therapeutic needs of severely emotionally disturbed students enrolled in Mobile County Public Schools. These children usually exhibit a combination of behavioral problems that prevent them from functioning in a public school classroom. Admission requires a written psychiatric diagnosis and a referral through the school system.

All services in this day treatment program are provided on the secured campus of BayPointe Hospital. MCPSS certified teachers offer classroom instruction and testing that correspond to the MCPSS curriculum. Concurrently, licensed COP-Lemoyne-schoolAltaPointe therapists deliver treatment designed to address the emotional needs of the students. Each student is assigned a case manager who ensures each patient receives the AltaPointe and community services necessary to improve educational and emotional conditions.

LeMoyne School also offers an 8- to 10-week day treatment program without an educational component during the summer months. On school days or in summer months, our goal is to help our patients reach their full emotional and academic potential.

Students must meet the following criteria for referral:

  • Minimum IQ of 70

Receive special education services in one of the following exceptionalities:

  • Emotional disability
  • Specific learning disability
  • Autism — will be considered on an individual case basis
  • Developmental delay
  • Other health impairment
  • Current enrollment in a Mobile County Public School

Exhibit any combination of the following behaviors:

  • Attention-seeking behaviors
  • Poor personal boundaries
  • Poor social skills
  • Poor self-control
  • Aggressive/assaultive behavior
  • Temper tantrums
  • Hyperactivity
  • Defiance towards authority
  • Manipulative behaviors
  • Withdrawal/depression/anxiety
  • Dysfunctional family relationships

The LeMoyne School offers the following services to its students:

  • Academic instruction in a therapeutic classroom by certified teachers
  • Individual, family and group therapy with a master’s level therapist
  • Cooperative skills training
  • Basic living skills training
  • Activity therapy
  • Arts and crafts
  • Psychiatric assessment and ongoing medication management
  • Transportation via MCPSS bus
  • Behavior-focused summer camp

At the LeMoyne School, we work to improve each child’s behavior by identifying and addressing the underlying causes of the behavior. Our goal is to help each child achieve academic success. Upon completion of the program, each child will transition back into the public school setting with improved coping skills and social skills.

Office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Monday through Friday
School hours during school year: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Monday through Friday
School hours during summer:  7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Monday through Friday

The LeMoyne School schedule runs in conjunction with the Mobile County Public School System. Transportation is provided by the Mobile County Public School System.

Call (251) 661-0153 for information.