Academics at Elk Mountain
Education is a crucial component of our program at Elk Mountain, and our academic program is designed to meet the educational needs of our students while encouraging and supporting their emotional growth. We have an integrated system in which teaching staff work closely with both therapists and program staff to ensure your daughter is getting the education she needs. Our staff works tirelessly to ensure academic goals work hand in hand with addressing the various emotional and behavioral challenges in our student’s lives.
Girls at Elk Mountain create weekly academic goals reviewed by our academic staff. These goals ensure appropriate progress and give the students a sense of accomplishment. Our low staff-to-student ratio enables more individualized instruction for your daughter.
Our Nationally Accredited Academics Allow Students to Work Toward Their High School Diploma
Elk Mountain provides each student with the opportunity to complete middle school or high school level courses. We are a fully accredited private school through COGNIA (formerly AdvancED), the leading accreditation institution in the United States. Our academics can be tailored to fit each individual student. Our academic program works with students of all levels regardless of whether they are in need of making up ground or if they are ready for highly academic or even advanced placement courses. We work with many different curriculum providers to ensure your daughter receives the best education possible. Each student at Elk Mountain receives a high school graduation plan mapping out the courses required to gain her high school diploma.
Not all girls who come to Elk Mountain graduate from our facility. If you do not think your daughter will be graduating from Elk Mountain, we will stay in communication with your daughter’s school to ensure we are meeting the same requirements that will keep them on track when they return home.
Elk Mountain works closely with our local community school system and in some cases, your daughter may be able to attend school within the community. Attending school in the community allows greater opportunities to play sports and participate in other extra-curricular activities. Being in the community also provides an opportunity to begin transitioning back to a more routine lifestyle. Attending a local school allows some of our students to access a full spectrum of academic assistance in a structured environment while still gaining the benefit of regular therapeutic support.
Our certified teacher works with the students to ensure they are progressing through the curriculum at a pace comparative to the public school system. A benefit of the tailored academic program at Elk Mountain is that motivated students have the opportunity to earn credits at a quicker rate than in a public school. This is especially useful for students who are behind in their classwork. We can set up a plan for credit recovery to get them back on track.
Available Post-Secondary Options After High School Graduation
Learning doesn’t stop with a high school diploma at Elk Mountain. We offer many post-secondary options for our students beyond a high school education. With access to local colleges and distance learning, your daughter will have the opportunity to begin her college career. We are also proud to offer wonderful access to vocational training. No matter what educational option is right for your daughter, we always ensure it will support her therapeutic goals at Elk Mountain.