U-Turn Academy, directed by Mr. John Killebrew, targets Rogers County youth (ages 11 to 17) who are on long-term school suspension from any school in the county. The academy is housed with and operated by Rogers County Youth Services at 1810 N Sioux Ave. It provides an academic setting with wraparound services. Students who have been suspended 10 days or more may attend the academy where they will receive assistance from a certified teacher, support from a para-professional and positive influence from a law enforcement officer presence. The students are in a supervised environment where they stay current on their school work and receive counseling and mentoring services. Family activities and community service projects are also components of the program.
“We are so pleased to have long-time Claremore Public Schools administrator, John Killebrew, leading the U-Turn Academy. He is ideally suited for this role and it is our sincere hope that this program will further help to reduce delinquency among 10 to17 year old Rogers County youth,” said Herb McSapdden, Executive Director.
“I am enthusiastic about remaining an active part of the educational process for students who need a guide down a better path. The partnerships with the schools of Rogers County who refer their suspended students is unique. It is our hope that we will blaze the path for similar programs state-wide,” said Killebrew. The project is locally funded through donations.
Email our U-Turn Director : John Killebrew