McAdams Academy is a non-accredited private school in the state of Kansas, working with students during their expulsion from schools in Sedgwick County. Students can earn high school credits while working on their behavioral problems.
As schools struggle with how to handle problem behavior in the classroom, student expulsions have become the most used disciplinary action across the nation. Some studies suggest that insubordination is responsible for over ninety percent of school expulsions. Twenty percent of students with an emotional behavioral disorder (EBD) are arrested at least once before leaving school; fifty-eight percent of those students will be arrested within three to five years after they leave school. Studies also estimate that thirty percent of expelled students become involved in the judicial system.