At Acadia Montana, we are dedicated to providing effective, caring treatment in a manner that minimizes disruptions to our residents’ lives. Since many of our residents stay with us for months, we recognize the need to provide academic instruction so that their school progress does not suffer while their mental health improves.
As such, we operate a private school on campus that all of our residents are expected to attend. Fully accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), our school extends treatment into the classroom and provides more opportunities for residents to grow and learn about how to best manage their mental illnesses. We employ a faculty of teachers with special education backgrounds who understand the unique challenges faced by children and adolescents with mental health concerns.
Our school program has been so effective that the National Association of Special Education Teachers named it a “School of Excellence” for the 2012 – 2013 school year. Also, all credits that residents earn at our school can be transferred back to the students’ home districts once they are discharged, and they are provided with full transcripts as evidence of their academic progress.
Our residents attend age-appropriate classes with their peers and complete coursework geared toward their needs. They are in class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every weekday. School is offered year-round, and because we are a mental health treatment center, we integrate therapeutic components into our school day. We believe our residents heal best when treatment is not restricted to only group and individual therapy, so we are intentional about not limiting treatment to activities outside the classroom.
For more information about the academic component of treatment at Acadia Montana, or for any additional questions that you may have, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We look forward to helping you determine if Acadia Montana is be the place where your child has the best opportunity to begin to heal from his or her mental health concerns.