We hold ourselves to the highest standards in education. With small class sizes and highly experienced teachers and staff, we are able to see profound changes quickly.
Black Mountain, NC (PRWEB) July 18, 2011
New academic director, Billy Porter, MAEd, joins the accomplished teaching staff at Stone Mountain School, a North Carolina therapeutic boarding school for boys with ADHD and learning differences.
As academic director at Stone Mountain School, Mr. Porter has set lofty goals, including enhanced staff training and partnerships with national organizations such as the National Center for Learning Disabilities and the Learning Disabilities Institute.
“North Carolina has the highest percentage of ADHD-diagnosed male adolescents in the U.S., with roughly one in seven students struggling with ADHD or a learning disability,” said Mr. Porter. “At Stone Mountain, we have the opportunity not only to change lives but also the way our society approaches learning differences.”
Mr. Porter holds a master‘s degree in Education and has taught in a wide variety of settings, serving students and families with a myriad of unique needs. His diverse background includes military service, training children for a Rock School scholarship program, work as an archaeological field technician for the State of Oregon, and a position as academic director at Wellspring Academy of the Carolinas.
He was attracted to Stone Mountain School because of the many challenges and rewards of working with youth with learning differences.
“As the premier private school for boys with ADHD and learning differences, we are able to provide our students and families with exactly what they need to thrive,” said Mr. Porter. “We hold ourselves to the highest standards in education. With small class sizes and highly experienced teachers and staff, we are able to see profound changes quickly.”
About Stone Mountain School
Stone Mountain School is a SACS-accredited, year-round therapeutic boarding school for boys ages 11-17 with emotional, behavioral and learning issues such as ADD, ADHD and nonverbal learning disorder (NLD). Set in beautiful western North Carolina, the school blends outdoor adventure trips, a nationally standardized academic curriculum, and weekly individual and group therapy to help students achieve academic and personal success. Since 1990, Stone Mountain School has helped boys build their confidence, strengthen their relationships and take charge of their futures.
Stone Mountain School is a program of Aspen Education Group, the nation’s leading provider of therapeutic education programs for struggling or underachieving young people. Aspen’s services range from short-term intervention programs to residential treatment, and include a variety of therapeutic settings such as boarding schools, outdoor behavioral health programs and special needs summer camps, allowing professionals and families the opportunity to choose the best setting to meet a student’s unique academic and emotional needs.
Aspen Education Group is a member of CRC Health Group, the most comprehensive network of specialized behavioral care services in the nation. For over two decades, CRC Health has been achieving successful outcomes for individuals and families.
For more information, please call (866) 515-5202 or visit Stone Mountain School.