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« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2004, 07:21:00 PM »
Missouri does not require them to have any type of license, nor does it appear they do not require any documentation from the state the child resides.
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« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2004, 07:23:00 PM »
Yes.  Registered in Missouri.  Owner - Willa Bundy, his wife, although they actually reside in the State of Utah but advertise they live in Hamilton, MO and are generally on the premises.
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« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2004, 09:45:00 PM »
So who answers all those toll free calls that are flooding the internet?  Is it Thayer Learning Center, or another of the Bundy grunts?  Do they only refer to Thayer and advertise they refer to other schools?  This would be interesting to find out.  I can't get anyone to answer the line, only a a machine.
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« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2004, 01:51:00 AM »
"ACCREDITATION"

I don?t know much about it but it looks like John Bundy aka Thayer learning center aka parent help center could be  real wheeler-dealers. You will see on parent help center?s website: http://www.parenthelpcenter.org/view.ph ... einfo=true

Proudly proclaiming  Thayer Learning Centers  academic program:


Academics
Thayer Learning Center offers several choices for High School and College Prep. There is a High School diploma program offered with accredited courses. Students have the ability to move at their own pace and learning ability. Competent staff and tutors are provided at every stage of their education. Instead of focusing on High School, TLC pushes college bound curriculum. Each student is assessed upon admission by our Education Specialist and then guided through designing their own specific course for success. TLC takes special care in working with each resident's home school to ensure proper course work is completed in the event they return to their home school for graduation. Students will also earn Quickbooks Pro Certification, and also become CPR/First Aid Ceritified.  

Then mention the wonderful ?accreditation agency? that supports them:

School Credentials
Education is accredited through "American Schools"

Who is ?American schools?? There is no mention under various word scenarios found under google?s search engine! More importantly it is not respected by the United States Department of Education.  It is probably a joke. Can you imagine applying to even a community college with a degree from Thayer learning boot camp /military school/ Christian school/ or whatever they claim to be, accredited by none other than the widely unknown (if it even exists) ?American Schools??

Almost all respectable schools are accredited through regionally accreditation agencies. They include as can be found on the US Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/ ... n_pg7.html

MIDDLE STATES ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS--

NEW ENGLAND ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES:  

NORTH CENTRAL ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS--

NORTHWEST ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES--

SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS--

WESTERN ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES--

National Institutional and Specialized Accrediting Bodies

ACCREDITING ASSOCIATION OF BIBLE COLLEGES--

ACCREDITING COUNCIL FOR INDEPENDENT COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS:

No mention of ?American Schools?.

You will also find that they have a number of former clients that are looking to sue them, that in and of itself does not seem unusual in today?s world especially in that industry but most of the other schools being sued have hundreds or perhaps thousands of enrolled students so those that attempt to sue are a very small percentage of their clients as opposed to an ?American School? that hasn?t been in business two years I think it will be interesting to see how Mr. Bundy and Thayer and ?American schools? turn out.
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« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2004, 03:01:00 AM »
Of the programs Parent Help Center refers to (see link below) do any of them pay "finder's fees" for placement referrals?  Or, does Parent Help Center charge parents a consulting fee? Also, how do they go about "qualifying" the school or program?  

http://www.parenthelpcenter.org/teenprograms
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« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2004, 01:44:00 AM »
Thayer Learning Center is owned by John and Willa Bundy. I should know, I spent time in that hellhole.

Anybody who wants to get these bastards, do it. There are still kids in their awful programs who need help.
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« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2004, 12:33:00 PM »
Does anybody know anything about SUWS Adolescent Treatment and At Risk Youth Wilderness Programs, I have heard some very bad things about them.
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« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2004, 04:28:00 PM »
Parent help visits the schools that they refer to.
They do not get paid by the parents. They Charge the schools a marketing fee. There are many schools that contact Parent Help wanting Parent Help to represent them and are turned down.
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« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2004, 04:42:00 PM »
I have known the Bundys for 20 plus years. I know that they are honorable good people. they really care about the kids. Thayer has a high success rate if kids are not pulled out early. Some times parents pull them out at the point when the kid is mad. That is the worst thing that can happen.
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« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2004, 04:44:00 PM »
there are many kids at Thayer. And most are happy that they are there. My kid loved it there. Oh not the first few weeks. But it was like running a marathon. It was tough, but it is a great accomplishment And her life is really on track.
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« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2004, 04:49:00 PM »
Thayer is a great program. It is not abusive at all. They dont let the kids run the program. and that is why they really help kids. John and Willa have devoted their lives to helping kids. If you would take the time to visit you will see that kids are usually very happy there.
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« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2004, 02:28:00 PM »
Who are you? Why are you so negative and why dont you look at real facts. American Schools is a good academic program. Thayer has helped alot of kids get to college. Why is your life so negative?
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« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2004, 03:29:00 PM »
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On 2004-05-24 13:49:00, Anonymous wrote:

"Thayer is a great program. It is not abusive at all. They dont let the kids run the program. and that is why they really help kids. John and Willa have devoted their lives to helping kids. If you would take the time to visit you will see that kids are usually very happy there."


Suuuuuuuure.

That's not what a lot of the kids who actually lived through that hellhole had to say about it, from what I remember reading on other sites.

Oh, I forgot, *ALL* those kids (and adults) are lying.

Gee, isn't that usually what child molesters say, too?

Smoke.  Fire.  

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« Reply #28 on: June 02, 2004, 06:06:00 PM »
Why do you want to say so much bad about a program that is so good. Sure it is a little tough. But much of life is tough. thayer is a program that really builds character in kids. I sent my daughter there and she got alot out of it.
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« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2004, 01:06:00 PM »
One of the pitfalls of an unmoderated forum with ample anonymous postings is the unknown source of each message.  If someone wants to appear to be 4 or 5 different praising people, repeating the same message with slightly different words can *appear* (to a complete fool) to be a lot of different parents rising up and singing the wonders of a facility. It's only one misguided guy, folks, but then, you knew that, didn't you.

To the Anon who is so happy with Thayer, including warning to not stop paying $$$ until Thayer says so, your poor spelling and strange sentences give you away.  Maybe you are a parent; more likely you are a staffer, safeguarding your job.  Give it up, Anon.  You're outnumbered zillions to one in the hate-it/love-it thread.
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