A Positive Academic Atmosphere

teen education programAscend’s dedicated and strength-based teachers provide a specialized curriculum designed to teach teens how to learn. Each day, student’s utilize Ascend’s proprietary client workbook to organize their class sessions and enhance their daily executive functions. Our goal is to help clients increase their academic productivity while also striking a balance between work and play. Clients’ individualized plans in our residential treatment program extend into the classroom as we understand the role that mental health plays in long term academic success. Each teen receives an individualized academic assessment throughout their time in the classroom and we are happy to provide academic recommendations as part of our thorough discharge planning process.

Students are required to engage in a “passion project” while progressing through the program. Some examples of categories of passion projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Writing/Poetry/Story-making
  • Culinary Arts
  • Music Making and Songwriting
  • Drawing/Painting
  • Graphic Design
  • Automotive Knowledge
  • Architecture and Engineering
  • Language Learning
  • Research Projects
  • Crafting/Knitting

Part of our 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.