The Oakley School is for college-bound teens ages 14 to 19 who may have had problems in the past with emotional, behavioral and/or addictive challenges but show understanding around their past patterns, and a willingness to make a change in their lives.
Many Oakley students have struggled in the classroom due to issues such as ADD/ADHD, low processing speed, and poor executive functioning. Others come to simply get back on track for college. Whatever the reason, Oakley offers a challenging college preparatory curriculum that is delivered in an innovative and engaging manner that emphasizes student success and the development of a lifelong love of learning.
By the time a student is ready for the Oakley School, his or her struggles are past the crisis phase. In fact, most Oakley students have already begun their treatment by successfully completing a first-step program such as a therapeutic wilderness or residential program. Our goal is to assist students as they continue to understand their challenges by implementing healthy coping strategies in a more real world setting.
The Oakley School is equipped to support these types of students, assisting them academically and therapeutically as they work through their struggles and learn how to move forward while acknowledging their strengths and challenges.
Each student’s treatment team, comprised of their therapist, academic advisor, and student life representative, meets weekly to assess his or her ongoing needs and determine the type of individualized support necessary for that adolescent and his or her family.
The Oakley School is quite unique in the therapeutic continuum in that we require an interview and a voluntary enrollment from all of our students. Oakley’s admissions, academic, and clinical teams work together to assess a student’s appropriateness by reviewing psychological and educational testing and thoroughly interviewing the student’s therapist from prior placement.
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