a teen in Academic Program for Troubled Teens

“If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.”

Jim Rohn

At Ascend Healthcare, our dedicated teachers provide a specialized curriculum designed to teach teens how to learn. While some children lose their passion for learning due to difficulties with school, we offer them alternative paths to approaching difficult subjects. Our academic program for troubled teens strives to help students redesign their work process and motivational structure through a blend of strategy instruction, executive function development, passion development, and mindfulness. We help clients increase their academic productivity while striking a balance between work and play.  

What to Expect in Our Academic Program for Troubled Teens

Because we understand the role that mental health plays in long-term academic success, clients’ individualized plans in our residential treatment program extend into the classroom. Each day, students utilize Ascend’s proprietary executive function workbook to organize their class sessions and provide daily executive function development. We are also happy to provide academic recommendations as part of our thorough discharge planning process.

Finding Their Passion for Learning

An important part of our educational empowerment program is to help teens find their passion and develop life skills in order to increase their self-esteem and build on their strengths. Students engage in passion projects throughout our program that can include:

  • Writing/Poetry/Story-Making
  • Culinary Arts
  • Making Music & Songwriting
  • Drawing/Painting
  • Graphic Design
  • Automotive Knowledge
  • Architecture & Engineering
  • Language Learning
  • Research Projects
  • Crafting
  • …And Many More!

 Once your child has found something that peaks their interest, we use this subject to approach courses that are more difficult for them to comprehend. When we use their strengths to help them identify their weaknesses, they become more willing to find solutions to overcoming educational obstacles.

Additional Educational Services

In addition to working on passion projects and developing life skills, we offer a number of other academic services to students in our academic program for troubled teens in California. Supplemental educational services include:

  • Credit Recovery – Students have the opportunity to retake courses or make up a class
  • GED Prep – Teens get ready for the GED test through an individualized curriculum
  • SAT Prep – We offer SAT tutoring for teens in treatment
  • AP Support – Tutoring for teens in treatment for AP tests allow clients to earn credits towards a college major

The Benefits of Our Academic Program for Troubled Teens

As they work through their treatment plans, teens find the support they need to continue growing with the help of our incredible education team who provide:

  • Dedicated one-on-one time with a teacher
  • Encouraging academic progress reports
  • Academic skill-building
  • Alternative approaches to difficult subjects
  • Guidance to develop active study habits
  • Stress-relieving practices 
  • A pathway to uncovering new academic strengths

Ascend will not only help your child find a sustainable path to mental health, but we will also help them fulfill their educational potential.

Contact Ascend Healthcare Today

“I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.“

Steve Irwin

The Ascend academic program for troubled teens is dedicated to ensuring that every individual in our care continues their academic progress while overcoming mental health disorders and substance abuse issues. In our positive academic environment, students discover how to be productive and motivated again. Encourage your child to rediscover their excitement for learning when you place them in treatment with Ascend Healthcare.

If you have any questions about the supplemental educational guidance we provide, reach out to Ascend Healthcare at 310.388.3713 today.