I'm posting over here because I thought some who don't frequent the General board might have some pointers. Everyone- including a psychiatrist- has thought difficult child would do very well in a boarding school. I realize it's all new, but difficult child is very proud of his new JROTC status and has said for 3 months (he's been locked up for over 4 mos this time) that being incarcerated is not that hard surprised1. He doesn't say it in a cocky way- it's almost like he realizes that he functions well with the constraints and living with peers that all have the same rules. He wants to come home, but he knows he doesn't function well here- he even told the judge that he was worried about how he would do if he came home. He has always done well in psychiatric hospital's and detention. Soooo...if I can't afford tuitions that equal or exceed college costs and the kid obviously isn't going to qualify for any merit scholarship, does anyone know if there is ANY way to get costs covered for boarding school? Military would be preferable, but not abolutely necessary. Also, I'm under the impression that some churches will help a kid- such as catholic- but we are not catholic, nor belong to any church. And, we'd have to find one that would accept him in spite of his juvenile record. I know it's unlikely- it's just another pain in my side for feeling that something that could really help my son is not accessible to us.