Shelterwood Earns Elite Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

On June 28th, Shelterwood was awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation. The Joint Commission is a nonprofit health-care accrediting organization that sets quality-care and patient-safety standards for hospitals, home health care providers, nursing care centers, and more.  The Joint Commission has been accrediting
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Why So Many Students Refuse to Attend School

In the 2013-14 school year, over 6 million students missed 15 or more days of school, equating to 14% of the student population. Chad Smith, Shelterwood’s Program Director, is proactively addressing “chronic absenteeism” at both the student and community level. Across the nation, struggles with mental and emotional health are
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Announcing Summer at Shelterwood

For struggling teens, summer can bring a variety of challenges. Without the organized activities and rhythms of the school year, summer can be a vulnerable season. When your teen is struggling, all you want is your child back — and Summer at Shelterwood can mark the first step towards real
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Homework Struggles? How to Coach Your Teen

With Spring Break in the rearview mirror and summer vacation around the corner, this time of year marks the home stretch for academics. Yet it can also spell challenges for your teen. It is easy to lose momentum, and your teen may be feeling discouraged. Has homework become a daily
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School year success: What parents can do now

Being proactive now can help your teen feel greater confidence when school starts. Sam Cummins, Shelterwood Dean of Student Services, shares our tips on what parents can do over the summer to help teens start the school year on the right foot. 1.) Show, don’t tell. Showing your teen what
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A Fresh Start: Credit Recovery at Shelterwood

Students can fall behind in school for a variety of reasons. They can struggle academically because of poor attendance, and failure to complete assignments. Some may face other circumstances, like anxiety or depression, which have made school more challenging. When a student falls behind, getting back on track feels impossible;
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Shelterwood marks 20 years of academic accreditation

When a student completes coursework at an accredited school, those credits are transferrable to any other high school in the country. Especially for Shelterwood students, many of whom return to a home high school or continue on to higher education, accreditation makes all the difference. As Shelterwood Academy marks 20
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Celebrating Graduation at Shelterwood

At Shelterwood, we always cherish the opportunity to celebrate our students’ accomplishments. May 27, 2016, was an especially meaningful occasion — graduation. For Shelterwood students, graduation marks more than a purely academic achievement. This is a celebration of perseverance, explains Shelterwood Principal John Lawrence. “Some kids come to us not
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College Readiness at Shelterwood

When a student enters a therapeutic boarding school, parents may fear their teen’s college dreams are over. But for Shelterwood students, it’s often the opposite. From our top-tier academics to ACT and SAT preparation, we work hard to help students get ready for higher education on all fronts. “Just because
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