Your Education Matters – Academic Competencies
On top of being worried about the behaviors witnessed at home, parents also deal with the fear of lost time. When it comes to their child’s education, failing grades or not attending class could mean the loss of dreams, aspirations and opportunities. Expectations of college or other forms of advanced educational and training opportunities begin to slip away. Parents see their teen squandering their talents and abilities and wish they could only see themselves the way their parents do.
Does any parent raise their child or children with intent for them not to be independent and not to be able to care for themselves someday? Of course, they don’t. Treatment takes time, but in this case, it’s not a loss of time. RedCliff Ascent is fully prepared and equipped to continue your student’s academic education while in the field. Credits earned are completely transferable. With privatized learning, adolescents at RedCliff not only gain self-esteem about who they are innately as human beings but also about their ability to learn and be good academic students. We believe all of our students are highly capable. It is possible for a perfectly bright individual to feel out of synch in a traditional education system. At RedCliff, our clinical program lends itself to complete customization. We will help your teen feel confident as a student. They will enjoy the learning process; maybe for the first time. In addition to this, we will provide the family with options to make sure academic learning can continue beyond the field for those students who need specific accommodations.
“Academics is a major part of a teenager’s life. Often academic struggles are a contributor or at least impacted by a teenager’s struggles. Teenagers at RedCliff continue to participate in schooling while they are at RedCliff Ascent. We strive not to disrupt this important part of a teen’s life and development and furthermore believe that the wilderness can be a place where academic skills and competencies can be developed.
One of the distinguishing features of RedCliff is its view of success as positive engagement or re-engagement in academics during treatment and after graduation. After over two decades of treatment, we know we will be able to help a teenager overcome emotional and behavioral problems. We have seen thousands of teenagers become more fit and healthy; however, we believe success comes when a teenager is able to engage in a school setting and find success.
To achieve academic success during and after RedCliff we focus on the skills and competencies that underlie academic success. This often includes the ability to delay gratification. For some teenagers, they seek entertainment and excitement but struggle to find satisfaction in the mundane aspects of life, such as school and homework. RedCliff is designed to help teenagers develop skills to help them academically while at RedCliff and after.”
– Steven M. DeMille, PhD, LCMHC
To begin the process of admission and academic planning during treatment, please contact our admission team: 801-921-8488