Academic Options While in Residential Treatment
Many parents wonder how to continue their daughter’s academic education while enrolling them in our residential program. There are three major options that families usually utilize in order to help their daughter stay abreast of her studies during this important growing experience.
Option 1: Free Online Academic Programs
Each state has their own online school program, and districts are required to recognize and accept the curriculum. These programs are usually free for the parents to enroll their child in. Many students use these free online programs to supplement courses, or as an option for free homeschooling that the state school districts and colleges will recognize. Examples of these online academic programs are K12.org and Edgenuity.com. If you choose this option it is your responsibility to do the research and find the appropriate program, enroll your daughter, choose the courses and provide Trinity’s residential treatment center with the login information for your daughter and staff to access.
Option 2: Continue Current Academic Program
If your daughter is currently enrolled in a public or private school and that school is willing to work with our adolescent residential treatment facility while she is in treatment, then we can discuss with the current school what their requirements are to assess if it is a possibility for Trinity’s staff to proctor the curriculum for the school. Some schools are very willing to work with the parents, the student, and Trinity in an effort to not disrupt the student’s academics and will allow the student to access their courses online while in treatment, or will mail/email course work to our Christian residential treatment program for us to supervise the student’s course work and then mail/email completed work back to the school for grading. We are always willing to work with the school if they are willing to work with a patient who is in treatment.
Option 3: Enroll in the Curriculum Offered by Our Residential Program
You can enroll your daughter into the academic program that is offered while at Trinity Teen Solutions. This academic curriculum is Park City Independent, which is a fully accredited, online middle school and high school that is operated by Edgenuity. Park City Independent serves several other Residential Treatment Centers throughout the USA, so they are aware of your daughter’s situation and how to best work in this type of environment. The program is accredited with the Northwest Association Commission, which is the same accreditation given to all high schools within your region. This particular program allows students to move on to the military, college, or back to other high schools with no problems transferring credits. Park City Independent is entirely computer and web based. However, your daughter will NOT have free access to the internet. She will be strictly monitored by the residential program staff, and there will be additional blocking software in place in order to prevent her from accessing information that is not required for her courses. In addition, Park City Independent instructors work with the staff at Trinity Teen Solutions, and will notify us if one of our students is doing anything out of check with regards to her interactions with them in her schoolwork.
You will need to make sure that you have chosen and enrolled your daughter into the academic program that works best for her unique situation as soon as she is admitted into our all-girls, adolescent residential treatment center. If you have more questions about your options for academic programs, give us a call at 307-202-8400.