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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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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Shelterwood receives the NATSAP Gold Seal Award

Everyone on the Shelterwood team is committed to serving our students with excellence. That’s why we’re especially humbled and thankful to receive the NATSAP Gold Seal Award For Evidence-Based Outcomes. This designation is just the latest in our ongoing commitment to measure our success. As one of the first recipients
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Back to School Prep

Being proactive now will help your student feel greater confidence when school starts soon! For most of the country, summer is a time of freedom from school for teens. This is a hold-over from a time when most families lived in rural areas where kids were needed to help on
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School Distress Signals

What distress signal might your teen be sending? You child’s school is a different world: relationships, victories, disappointments, troubles, tests, clubs, sports, bullies, and teachers. Sometimes it’s hard for adults to remember that the day-to-day world our kids face is a complex one. How can we know that all is
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Self-Advocating

One of THE Most Important Ingredients for Academic Success One of the most significant foundations for academic success, and becoming a successful adult, is self-advocating. What does it mean for a student to advocate for himself in the classroom? Simply put, advocating is sticking up for something or someone. When
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Homework Struggles?

Success is a team sport, with students and parents both taking an active role.  Sometimes though, homework makes parents and their student feel like they are members of rival teams! Homework doesn’t have to be a game with winners and losers. Identifying specific struggles that a student might have with
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How to find Success in School

Three things parents can do in January for a better May January spells the beginning of a new semester for most teens, but maybe things didn’t turn out so well the previous term. Now is the time to plan for success in school. Too often kids who struggle or perform
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