The Academy at Sisters, the Northwest premier therapeutic boarding school for at-risk girls, is proud to announce our academic results.
Students attending the Academy at Sisters show marked improvement while in our program. When compared to the students’ scores from the previous year, the average per student grades increased dramatically – jumped 4.2 grade levels in Math, 2 grade levels in Writing, and 2.3 grade levels in Reading.
Academic Director for the Academy at Sisters, Rick Buening commented, -We have been thrilled by the results of our educational program. We see this as a direct result of having small, year-round classes that are integrated with the therapeutic treatment. Girls can learn in a safe, supportive environment that is highly rewarding.-
Accelerated Math, is another big factor for the tremendous success in the math scores. This program allows teachers to quickly analyze a student’s level in math and then provides practice problems for areas where the student is lacking. Buening commented, -When a girl comes into a therapeutic program like ours, we need to make a quick assessment of her abilities and to create a curriculum that works specifically for her.- The Academy at Sisters is also starting to utilize online learning like the Khan Academy to provide individualized instruction.
Psychologist for the program, Dr. Julie Schneider commented: -Academic progress builds self-esteem and self-confidence; students feel more successful and competent. We see our students begin to believe that they CAN be successful. They feel less depressed, anxious, or angry in general, which helps motivate them to use the skills they learn in the program to make necessary changes to their behavior, their relationships, and their social lives.-
The Academy at Sisters is located in Bend, Oregon. For more information about our programs, visit us at www.academyatsisters.org or call Chesley at 800-910-0412.