Summit Achievement

Summit Achievement’s program model is unique in that it combines the impactful adventure activities found in wilderness programs with a strong academic program and therapeutic community usually featured in therapeutic boarding schools. This hybrid design seamlessly integrates five key program components:

  1. Wilderness expeditions, conducted four days per week, expose and interrupt self-defeating behavior by fostering personal achievement, while building self-esteem and confidence;
  2. Academic classes, provided three days per week, utilize a blended learning approach, featuring a multidisciplinary and multi-sensory curriculum that puts the student at the center of learning and allows students to earn transferable credits;
  3. Residential community encourages students to practice new skills in a social setting, easing the transition from the wilderness to a setting more like home or private boarding school;
  4. Personal therapy, focused on individual treatment issues, includes weekly individual and group therapy sessions conducted by a masters level therapist, combined with daily group processing that is at the core of the Summit Achievement approach; and,
  5. Family inclusion in the total treatment process puts the focus on the student’s reintegration into the family unit. Parents are involved in the treatment planning process and participate in up to three face-to-face, in-person family therapy sessions, coupled with weekly family sessions facilitated by the primary therapist via telephone or video conference.

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