When a child is going through issues, it can negatively affect so many different parts of your life. A teen can fall behind emotionally, socially, physically, and academically when compared to their peers. For this reason, families ultimately turn to residential treatment centers, as they give teens a chance to really focus on overcoming their struggles.
While it is important to see improvement in all development areas, academics are always a concern for families. Going to the wrong residential treatment center can set a child back, so how does Elevations RTC exceed expectations in the classroom? By providing outstanding academic support that surpasses a typical school.
When a teenager enrolls at Elevations RTC, an academic evaluation helps place each student in a setting based on where they currently stand. This in-depth evaluation also identifies what seems to be the most effective way for each teenager to learn, their strengths and weaknesses, and how they do in a group versus individual situations.
From there, a fully crafted, individualized plan goes in place for each student to set them up for success. The evaluations don’t stop there. Each student is considered throughout the year to monitor success, make changes to their individualized plan, and address any concerns that might pop up.
Traditional schools do not have the resources to offer these valuable evaluations for every student. This is often one of the more frustrating points for teenagers before heading to Elevations RTC. With more support back home, there would be a better chance of staying on the right path.
Variety is the central theme of the curriculum at Elevations. Offering one of the most diverse curriculums out of major residential treatment centers opens up opportunities for students to discover what they are most passionate about. If students can find just one subject that they love, it can open up so many options beyond their time on campus. Past graduates have found exactly what subjects inspired them to the point that they ended up making it a career choice later on.
Every student is coming to Elevations RTC with their issues, and it seems counterproductive to put them into a one-size-fits-all mold. Students are always going to gravitate towards some subjects more than others. Still, a well-rounded curriculum keeps students on track compared to traditional high schools and offers up the enjoyable parts of the day for some individuals.
College admissions test
Teenagers dealing with a variety of issues might think that college is nothing more than a distant dream. Before enrolling at Elevations RTC, that might be partially true for some. A specific focus for teenagers preparing for the ACT and SAT can put anyone in control of their future.
Standardized tests play an essential role in a lot of post-secondary opportunities. There is not always a specific focus on such an integral part of the college process in a traditional school setting. This is a bonus feature for kids at Elevations RTC who are getting ready to take a standardized test, helping them understand what to expect, how to manage time, what type of knowledge makes the most impact, and more.
A quality score on a standardized test can open up so many different doors for teenagers. It is another outstanding motivational opportunity if kids can experience success. Test preparation is an additional part of the standard curriculum, providing another option for students who want and need it most.
Set study hall time
Having a set time for study hall throughout the week keeps teenagers focused on improving academically. Too many times at home, a teenager will shut things off once the school day is over. It takes effort outside of the classroom to excel, and the purpose of study hall time focuses on building quality habits.
A bonus feature with study hall time is that students can rely on resources and academic support as well. There are staff members available for extra help and assistance during this time for students who need it. Whether it is getting a project done or needing quizzing for an upcoming test, study hall time is very productive on campus.
Academic support each and every day
The study hall support is part of a larger feeling of academic support every day on campus. Having the opportunity to live on campus and utilize resources at any time makes for a very unique situation academically. Excuses are eliminated as soon as a teenager enrolls, and once habits form, it becomes part of their daily routine.
It is naïve to think that every single teenager enrolling in Elevations RTC is automatically eager to learn. It is a process that every individual needs to figure out on their own. The classrooms are kept small on purpose so that no teenager feels like they are left behind. By encouraging skills essential to the learning process such as critical thinking, prioritization, organization, and goal setting, teenagers find something they are interested in that keeps them motivated.
Once a student’s time is done at Elevations RTC, those habits learned are ingrained enough to carry over to their home school. In fact, the goal is to have healthy learning habits carry on for the rest of life to benefit teenagers as they evolve. Academic support is vital for any teenager, and the extra effort at Elevations is a difference-maker for many families seeking the perfect fit for their teenager.