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Shelterwood - Therapeutic Boarding School, Independence:
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. Our program for teens is a year-long journey which fosters dynamic academic growth through small class sizes, one-to-one mentoring, small group discussions, and qualified teachers.

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Year-Long Therapeutic Boarding School Programs for Teens:

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Earth Science:
This course will cover the areas of meteorology, geology, oceanography, hydrology, and astronomy. It is designed to further develop skills in using the mental and physical tools necessary for all scientific study. The students are encouraged to use these tools as they study the ever-changing earth and the energy and forces, which produce the changes.

Biology:

teaching This course is designed for 10th grade students. It covers basic life science principals, including cells, and cellular processes, photosynthesis and respiration, genetics, and a survey of living organisms.

Integrated Science:
This course is designed for 9th and 10th grade students as an entry-level science class. It covers basic principals of chemistry and physics. Topics included are atomic and molecular structure, properties of gases, liquids and solids, and basic stoichiometry.

Chemistry:
This course is designed for 11th grade students. It is an introduction to the fundamental principles of chemistry, including atomic and molecular structure, chemical stoichiometry; the properties of gases, liquids, and solids; solutions; chemical equilibria, an introduction to thermodynamics, and a discussion of the chemical properties of selected elements.

Physics:

This course is set-up with both the average and gifted students in mind. The subject is taught at an introductory level, which will allow the average high school student to grasp the concepts of Newton’s Laws, statistics, dynamics, thermodynamics, optics, dc circuits, waves, electromagnetism, and relativity. 

Health:

This course is organized into four major areas: Physical health, Mental and emotional health, Spiritual health, and Social health. Each unit integrates these four components to help students develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The goal is to teach students practical skills they can use during their lifetime.

Environmental Science:
This course is a general science survey, which reviews the earth and its environment as a living system. It specifically focuses on current issues regarding the environment and the consequences of human activities on the sustainability of that living system. 

Social Sciences:

Government:

This course examines the principles and mechanics of a constitutional republic, the specific principles contained in the U.S. Constitution and their relationship to a well-informed individual in a free society. 

US History:

This course is a general survey course dealing with the events and topics which have shaped our country from it's beginning to the present. This material will be explored using lesson presentations, case studies, text and supplemental readings, map studies, current events, and individual and small group projects. 

World History:
teaching This course is a general survey course exploring events of world history and their influence on the development of the current world. It is an understanding of geography and cultures, and the use of maps, timelines and charts.

Geography:
The course will help students learn about the world’s regions, countries and important global issues that affect the world’s populations. Historical and current events will be used to connect the concepts of geography to life. 

Economics:

This course examines the principles and mechanics of the economics of society, including the concepts of free enterprise, capitalism, private property, and market comparisons among capitalism, communism, and socialism.

Mathematics:

Pre-Algebra:
This course is designed to prepare students for Algebra 1 by reviewing mathematical basic skills and introducing both algebraic and geometric concepts.

Algebra 1:

Students will study and demonstrate knowledge of how to evaluate and simplify expressions; write and solve linear and quadratic equations, functions, and formulas; and write and solve systems of equations and linear inequalities.

Geometry:
Prerequisite: Algebra 1
Students will study the basics of geometry, points, lines, planes, and angles; deductive reasoning, proofs, perpendicular and parallel lines, congruent triangles, properties of triangles, quadrilaterals, inequalities in geometry, similarity, right triangles, circles, constructions, areas of plane figures, and surface area and volume of solids.

Algebra 2:

Prerequisite: Algebra 1
This course is designed for students that are college bound. The course is a continuation of Algebra 1. Students will solve equations and compound inequalities graphically and analytically.

Consumer Math:
This practical math class is designed for students needing a third credit of math, but do not need Algebra 2. Units include buying a car, travel, income, budgeting, housing, food, clothing, leisure, taxes, banking, investments and starting a small business. This class is usually taught as an independent study.

English:

English I:

This course is designed for high school freshmen and includes literature, composition, vocabulary development, and review of spelling and grammar. Our textbook focuses on all genres: short stories, non-fiction (biography, autobiography, and essay) poetry, drama, and novel.

English II:

This course is designed for high school sophomores and includes literature, composition, vocabulary development, and review of spelling and grammar. Our textbook focuses on world literature with all genres (short story, biography, autobiography, essay, poetry, drama, and novel). 

English III:
This course is designed for high school juniors and includes literature, composition, vocabulary development, and review of spelling and grammar. This literature study focuses on American literature. 

English IV:
This course is designed for high school seniors and includes literature study, advanced composition skills, vocabulary development, and grammar review. The course focuses on a chronological study of British literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through Medieval, Elizabethan, Restoration, Romantic and Victorian Eras, through the Twentieth Century.

Electives:

- Herpetology
- Missouri Conservation
- Marine Biology
- Art
- Drama
- Ornithology
- Creative Writing
- Horticulture
- Film as Literature
- Careers
- Communications
- PE
- World War 1 & 2
- Criminal Law
- Civil War
- Bible
- Cooking
- ACT/SAT test prep
- Environmental Science
- Environmental Issues
- Spanish
- Novels
- Oral Interpretation of Literature

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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 Kansas 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.
Wings of Faith Academy
Courses / Programs
Wings of Faith Academy is a residential Christian boarding school for girls ages 8-17 who are struggling with bad behavior, rebellion, or academic issues.

We work with teenage and pre-teen girls to help them become God-honoring and parent-honoring young ladies and to be an honest, hard-working asset to the community in which they will live.

Our school helps your teen to build her academic skills and earn the credits needed for a high school diploma. This program serves teen girls of all academic aptitudes.
Residential Boarding School Programs for girls ages 8-17:

- Fully accredited high school diploma through a dual-enrollment program with Lighthouse Christian Academy.

Academic Courses:
- Math Courses
- English Courses
- Social Studies Courses
- Science Courses
- Bible Electives
- Physical Education
- Music
- Spanish...
New Hope Wilderness Camp
Courses / Programs
New Hope Wilderness Camp, located in Ava (38 miles south east of Springfield), South Central Missouri, in the Midwestern United States, is a 21-day co-ed wilderness program, working with troubled teens (ages 11-20) who are experiencing conduct and behavior problems.

These include: Lack of Respect; Hostility Toward Loved Ones; Defiance Toward Authority; Truancy; Drugs; Violence; Depression and Unpredictable Behavior.

The individual treatment planning at New Hope is aimed at facilitating a change of heart, healing and strengthening family relationships, and inviting new beginnings. We have one competent staff member for every two young people. We utilize horses to do therapy with the young people, as well as daily counseling.

The ultimate goal of New Hope is to see the young people making positive choices in their lives, changing their heart attitudes positively, to facilitate a better relationship with their parents. We certainly believe Jesus Christ is the focal point for change, after one recognizes a heart need.
21-Day Co-ed Wilderness Program for Troubled Teens (Ages 11-20)

We provide a safe environment in which to:

- Discover and nurture strengths, interests and talents;
- Support effort toward change;
- Establish consistent and stable relationships;
- Improve interpersonal skills;
- Enhance self-worth and empowerment;
- Identify and develop individual learning styles;
- Conduct Equine Assisted Activities/Equine Assisted Therapy (EAA/EAT)
Scattergood Friends School
Courses / Programs
Located in Cedar County in southeast Iowa, Scattergood Friends School is a co-educational Quaker boarding and day school founded in 1890. We provide a college preparatory education with AP courses, SAT and ACT to students in Grades 9-12 from around the world.

Unique in our approach, we emphasize living in community and are devoted to fostering the growth of the whole person. As part of our program, we also offer an independent study program where students choose topics of interest, a laptop program, and month long trips.

Scattergood is accredited by the Iowa Department of Public Instruction as well as the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS).

Scattergood’s unique status as a boarding school allows a students to gain experience in many areas. Students share dorms in groups of 25, hang out in the dorm or student lounge, and spend time with their roommates.

Our students come from many states and foreign countries, and from a wide variety of socio-economic backgrounds. Scattergood students have in common the desire for a quality high school education in a good community.
Boarding and Day Programs for Boys & Girls (Grades 9-12)

- Five Day and Full (including weekends) Boarding Options

- College Preparatory Curriculum with English, math, science, social studies, fine arts, foreign languages and athletics

- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Preparation Courses ACT and SAT
- Independent Study Program providng opportunities for students to study topics of interest
- Laptop Program
- Month-Long Trips
- International Students welcome
Agape Boarding School, Stockton
Courses / Programs
Located in Stockton, in Cedar County, southwest Missouri, Agape Boarding School is a non-profit boarding school for troubled and at risk boys in Grades 6-12 that specializes in a college preparatory program with AP courses, SAT and ACT along with a behavior modification program.

For the young man whose relationship has been destroyed with his parents, we help to repair and rebuild that relationship.

Instead of the student quitting or resorting to the "easy" solution, the staff at Agape work with these young men in order that they may find the right answers to their problems. The minimum stay in twelve months. We are accredited by the State of Missouri.

Students live in our new four-story dormitory building with 32 completely private shower stalls, bathroom facilities to accommodate 28 students at a time, and 160 individual student closet areas.

We have recently added a brand new basketball gymnasium with two separate workout areas. For outdoor events Agape has a swimming pool and a multi-use field with a baseball diamond in the southeast section. Students are able to play intramural flag football, soccer, and baseball during free time.
Boarding Programs for troubled and at risk boys (Grades 6-12)

- Behavior Modification Program
- Minimum Stay 12 Months

- College Preparatory Curriculum with English, social studies, economics, math, science, bible and electives including speech, music, foreign languages and physical education

- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Preparation Courses ACT and SAT
- Learning Center
- Ranch Program for students who are interested in working with animals
Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics
Courses / Programs
Situated in Oklahoma City, The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM) is a prestigious two-year residential high school (Grades 11 & 12) designed to educate academically gifted high school students in advanced mathematics and science.

OSSM was created through legislative action in 1983 and graduated its first class of 44 seniors from across the state in 1992. The school currently has 71 juniors, 63 seniors and an ultimate enrollment estimated at 300.

OSSM is located on a 32-acre campus in Oklahoma City, just south of the State capital and across from the medical and research facilities of the Oklahoma Health Center. Classes are held in Lincoln School, a renovated Oklahoma City public school, and students live in a residence hall that was completed in early 1998.
2-year Residential High School (Grades 11 & 12) Program for Academically Gifted Students:

- Bio-Medical / Human Biology Courses
- Traditional Biology
- General Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Chemical Equilibrium
- Introduction to Computer Science
- Structured Programming
- Data Structures I and II
- Data Communications and Networking
- Foreign Languages
- Fine Art
- Calculus
- Linear Algebra
- Geometry
- General Physics
- Electricity & Magnetism
- Activities