Shelterwood Performing Arts: Life Lessons on and off Stage

When Shelterwood students participate in the performing arts, the show itself is only the beginning. Performing arts offer students opportunities for real transformation, and many students experienced that during the recent fall play. This season, Shelterwood students performed the first-ever fall play, Body, Body. “The play is about a high
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Why fun matters at Shelterwood

Part of our approach to transformation at Shelterwood is giving our students new experiences and opportunities to step outside their comfort zone. Students learn to try new things, practicing recreation in ways that are healthy and constructive. This past summer at Shelterwood, students had several opportunities for special trips and
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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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How we Manage By Strengths at Shelterwood

Mercedes Benz, Delta Airlines, The American Red Cross, Garmin, Hallmark . . . and Shelterwood. What we share with these leading organizations is our commitment to Management by Strengths, a transformational tool in fostering better communication than ever. Management by Strengths (MBS) is similar to other temperament protocols, like the
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The group therapy difference at Shelterwood

Shelterwood students have access to a wide variety of therapies, and group therapy is integral to our clinical approach. In group therapy, the stage is set for transformation. “Students are learning from their peers, challenging unhealthy behavior, growing in community and supporting others,” says Kenny DeBlock, Substance Abuse Program Supervisor.
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Meet Jessica Wood

Jessica Wood, Clinical Director at Shelterwood Academy, loves seeing families restored and relationships rebuilt. Get to know Jessica. What Jessica loves most about Shelterwood: Jessica points to the sense of community throughout Shelterwood. “This is a very compassionate environment in which to work, and the importance of family is communicated
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Why we go to Haiti

Each day at Shelterwood focuses on restoration for our students — but sometimes, the greatest transformation for Shelterwood students happens off campus. Sometimes, the biggest paradigm shift occurs on our Shelterwood mission trip to an orphanage in Haiti. “I’ve seen our students come alive on this trip,” says Jim Subers,
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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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