i, myself, had attended this school when i suffered family problems. the school insisted i was the troubled one and constantly placed the blame on me for my home problems. they insisted i take responsibility for the way my home life was, never listening to me or considering the possibility that my mother was the problem. eventually the state stepped in after i went to the police about the constant abuse i had suffered and DCFS investigated and took my out of that home! fast forward to the present and i have been successfully married for 18 years and have 6 beautiful, well adjusted children. my mother on the other hand has been institutionalized and has been arrested for forging prescriptions of vicodin as well! the mansion always puts the blame on the child! they never cared about the truth, just the money they received from my school district! they made me feel completely depressed while i attended, and a former classmate of mine there had commited suicide while still a student there! the mansion ,in my opinion , doesn't help, but instead magnifies kid's problems!
Pros: an alternative placement when your child can not attend their own school
Cons: not a good choice for problem solving!