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.
Year-Long Therapeutic Boarding School Programs for Teens:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This course is designed to prepare students for Algebra 1 by reviewing mathematical basic skills and introducing both algebraic and geometric concepts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
- Missouri Conservation
- Marine Biology
- Creative Writing
- Film as Literature
- World War 1 & 2
- Criminal Law
- Civil War
- ACT/SAT test prep
- Environmental Science
- Environmental Issues
- Oral Interpretation of Literature
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