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Contact Page - Boarding School for Troubled Teens in Missouri

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Located on 200 acres in Independence (14 miles East of Kansas City), Missouri, Shelterwood is a licensed residential teen treatment facility offering individual, group, and family therapy along with an accredited school and mentorship program.

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Shelterwood stands out among other residential treatment agencies because of our interdisciplinary approach to therapy, and our deep conviction that there is hope for every teen. We believe our young adult mentors, and our licensed therapists are second to none. We understand that parents of struggling teens may be losing hope and may wonder if change is possible. While this might feel like the end of the road, we see it as the beginning: Shelterwood can be a fresh start not just for your teen, but for your entire family.

We invite you to contact us with questions or admissions inquiries of any kind. Our admissions team is happy to help, and we’ll assist you in making the right choice for your teen.

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Address: 3205 North Twyman Road, Independence, Missouri, 64058, USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2023-10-26 were from:

Lake Ozark; St.clair mo; Mountain View; Saint Peters; Shawnee, KS; Columbia; and more.
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Aviva Spray Tanning Academy, Kansas City & Online
Courses / Programs
• Become a certified spray tan technician in Missouri in just one day with in-class or online training with Aviva Spray Tanning Academy - the world's first spray tan academy.

• We provide 1-day spray tan classes in Kansas City, which are held regularly in a leading hotel. These comprehensive courses are suitable for beginners to advanced level beauty professionals. 

• In addition, we provide 3-hour spray tan certification programs available to study from the comfort of your own home or workplace in St. Louis, Columbia and throughout Missouri and nationwide.

• Our short interactive courses allow you to earn at your own pace with class content available 24/7.

• All of our spray tan classes come with a 100% money-back guarantee. 

• A Certificate will be awarded and mailed to you on completion of your course. It is signed by President and Founder, Mitch Bloom, stating that you have successfully studied and trained as an Aviva Labs spray tan professional consultant.

• Our online programs are for salon professionals, estheticians, mobile spray tanning business owners, spray tanning consultants, cosmetologists, hair stylists, makeup artists and anyone else that wants to enter the world of spray tanning.

Student Review:
"After completing your online training and adjusting their methods to the Aviva-Way, all our tans are now even and natural. Our company is strictly an Aviva company."
• Patti Hood, Salon Owner, MS
In-class Spray Tan Training Courses:

Sunless 101 Spray Tan Certification Program:

• A 1-day comprehensive course for basic beginners up to intermediate level.

• All of our spray tan classes come with a 100% money-back guarantee

Online Spray Tan Certification Programs:

Sunless 101 Online Course:

• 3 hour course for beginner to intermediate level spray tanning professionals.

• This is a web-based course to study at your own pace

• An Aviva Academy Sunless Certificate will be awarded and mailed to you on completion of your online course.
ID Tech Camps, Missouri
Courses / Programs
Hosted at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, iD Tech Camps provides 1-week technology and computer science summer day camps for kids and teens (ages 7-17). Suitable for beginner to advanced level learners, iD Tech Camps offer an intensive and relevant technology curriculum, taught by well-versed, accomplished faculty.

iD Tech Camps strike the right balance between off-computer activities (creative games, sports, life skills, etc.) and essential technology education to foster a really exciting and immersive summer camp experience. Students build STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills in the tech labs, eat in the university dining hall, explore campus, and make new friends. Overnight campers sleep on campus in the university dorms.

“I was really impressed with all the enthusiasm from the staff and how they interacted with their students during class time and in the evenings with the overnight campers.”
- Kim L., Parent, Washington University in St. Louis
1-Week iD Tech Summer Day Camps (ages 7-12)
- Adventures in Programming (Scratch) 
- Adventures in Game Design
- Intro to Programming with Scratch & Java
- 3D Game Design with Minecraft
- 3D Game Design - Racing Games
- Game Design & Graphic Arts Hybrid
- Role-Playing Game Design with RPG Maker
- Game Design for iPhone & iPad...

1-Week iD Tech Summer Day Camps (ages 13-17)
- Programming in Java
- Programming in C++
- Game Modding & Java Coding
- RPG Game Design 
- FPS Game Design...
Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI)
Courses / Programs
Located in northwestern Montana, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is an accredited, family-run, therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens (boys and girls) ages 13-18 from Missouri and across the United States.

In our beautiful, peaceful, and safe location, we combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC).

TWAI has been serving struggling teens and their families since 2002, with an exceptional degree of success.

We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students, and offer help for the following presenting issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders among others.

With a passion for helping young people in crisis, our clinical, educational, and operations staff are among the best in the country.

We are a small program (40 students) which means that we are able to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.

Typically our on site student to staff ratio is 5:1. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.

Parent Testimonial:
"We feel reassured that our son Chad is in good hands being guided onto the right track...We are really beginning to get our son back again! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Therapeutic Boarding School
For troubled teens ages 13-18

- Middle School Program
- High School Program
- Credit Recovery
- Accelerated Learning
- College Preparation/ AP Classes
- SAT/ACT Testing Center
- Anti-Bullying Program

We also provide a GED program, and college courses.

We create a customized program for each student that requires a minimum of 3 months. However, best results for lasting success are realized through 6+ months of treatment.

TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.
Masters Degree Programs in Missouri
Courses / Programs
Earn a Masters Degree in Missouri ! With numerous established universities and graduate schools throughout the state providing onsite and online masters programs, there are excellent opportunities for American students and international students to study at graduate level.

Popular masters programs in Missouri include the prestigious Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), and Master of Science in Nursing, among many others.

Examples of universities providing graduate programs in Missouri include:
- University of Missouri with campuses in Kansas City, St. Louis, Columbia...
- Rockhurst University, Kansas City
- Avila University, Kansas City
- Washington University in St. Louis
- Saint Louis University, St. Louis
- Webster University, St. Louis
- Missouri State University, Springfield
- Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla
- Truman State University, Kirksville
- Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau
- Drury University, Springfield
- University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg
- Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville
- Columbia College, Columbia
- Park University, Parkville
- Lindenwood University, St. Charles
- Maryville University, St. Louis
- A.T. Still University, Kirksville
- Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph
- College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout
- Fontbonne University, St. Louis
- Evangel University, Springfield
- Culver-Stockton College, Canton
- Lincoln University, Jefferson City..
Masters Programs in Missouri include:

- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Accountancy
- Agricultural Education
- Animal Sciences
- Anthropology
- Architectural Studies
- Art
- Art History & Archaeology
- Biochemistry
- Bioengineering
- Biological Sciences
- Biomedical Sciences
- Business Administration
- Chemical Engineering
- Chemistry
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Classical Studies
- Communication
- Computer Science
- Economics
- Nursing
- Nutritional Sciences
- Occupational Therapy
- Political Science
- Psychology
- Public Health
- Social Work...
Runnymede School for Boys
Courses / Programs
Runnymede School is a Christian year-round boarding school in rural Missouri for boys (ages 9-16) having behavioral, academic and emotional problems.

Runnymede School is located on 31 acres about 30 minutes from Springfield and offers a disciplined, structured and purposeful lifestyle that strives to reform destructive behavior while teaching Godly masculinity. Runnymede focuses on daily biblical counseling and lots of hard work in basic life skills.

With only four students per class, your son will receive invaluable one on one tutoring and counsel that can be given when they sit in the house and when they walk by the way, when they lie down and when they rise up.

Again, with intensified counseling and mentoring your son will be away from home for less time, which means less cost for you.
Year-Long Boarding School Program for Boys Ages 9-16:

- Individualized intruction in all core classes plus many extra classes unique to Runnymede School. Each student receives a personalized curriculum upon admission.

- Electives include physical education, music, church history, latin, agriculture, wood shop, horticulture, biblical economics, small business basics, basic auto, bible.

- Our main focus is on the Godly character of the student as this is paramount to his future.
Change Academy Lake of the Ozarks
Courses / Programs
Change Academy Lake of the Ozarks (CALO), located in Lake Ozark, Missouri, is a specialized adolescent residential treatment setting for boys & girls (ages 12-18). At CALO, we with work a small window of student issues focusing specifically on issues of emotion, attachment and trauma.

At CALO, relationships are the primary change agent. All treatment is connected to and motivated by relationships. Relationships with family, CALO staff, and CALO peers are what drive change.

Transferable Attachment through the care of purebred Golden Retrievers is a key, cutting-edge treatment aspect of our program. Where clinically appropriate, students have the opportunity to “foster and/or adopt” a Golden Retriever. All interactions with this canine are used therapeutically.

CALO is accredited by the Joint Commission through their Behavioral Healthcare Accreditation Program. and licensed by the Missouri Department of Social Services, Children's Division as a residential provider.

CALO is an approved private agency through Missouri's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Specialized Adolescent Residential Treatment Programs for Boys & Girls (Ages 12-18)

- Recreation Therapy Program
- Canine Therapy/Transferable Attachment Program
- Individual, Family & Group Therapy
- Transitional Program
- Aftercare Program
- Therapy-based Academic Track
- Restorative Academic Track
- Standard/Collegiate Track