Carlbrook School Celebrates Ten Years of Helping Adolescents and Families

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February 1, 2012 marks the ten year anniversary of operations for Carlbrook School, a small, coeducational, college preparatory boarding school located in Halifax, VA. The mission of Carlbrook School is to provide resources that help bright, underachieving students turn challenges into opportunities. Carlbrook has worked with hundreds of students and families since its inception, many of which have gone on to lead highly successful lives despite the circumstances that originally led them to the school.

It is not for school, but for life, we learn.

February 1, 2012 marks the ten year anniversary of operations for Carlbrook School, a small, coeducational, college preparatory boarding school located in Halifax, VA. The mission of Carlbrook School is to provide resources that help bright, underachieving students turn challenges into opportunities. Carlbrook has worked with hundreds of students and families since its inception, many of which have gone on to lead highly successful lives despite the circumstances that originally led them to the school.

Carlbrook School College Acceptances

Over the last ten years, Carlbrook has grown from an original class of eight students to now having approximately 130 students on campus. The primary goal of the school is to assist students and families that were previously struggling academically and socially, to regain focus and go on to pursue mainstream secondary and collegiate academics. To date, Carlbrook School has graduated 591 alumni, many of which have gone on to graduate from or are currently enrolled in highly regarded academic institutions located across the country and around the world.

To view a complete listing of college acceptances for Carlbrook School, go to: http://www.carlbrook.org/college-acceptance

Carlbrook School Board of Regents

The Board of Regents of Carlbrook is an active board, the members of which remain a core presence among students and faculty due to their regular involvement in the day to day operations of the school. Over the last ten years, these board members have been a consistent and driving force to ensure that Carlbrook School provides the most innovative, evidence-based programming available.

To learn more about the Board of Regents at Carlbrook School, go to: http://www.carlbrook.org/Faculty/board-of-regents

Program and Curriculum Enrichment of Carlbrook School

Carlbrook School aims to provide robust, rigorous academic course offerings alongside an intensive character building curriculum. In accordance with the original intentions behind the school, its motto remains at the core of all programming initiatives at Carlbrook. “It is not for school, but for life, we learn.” This fundamental philosophy has pushed the school to ensure that the enhancement of its programming has been an on-going focus throughout the entirety of its existence.

The addition of comprehensive Substance Abuse and Recovery Services through its collaboration with Jeff Georgi, Becky Georgi and Dr. Aaron White, in association with Duke University Medical Center, has grown to become a core emphasis for all students at Carlbrook. Further, the addition of the Department of Transition Services, established to offer extensive support to all graduating students and families, has been a tremendous effort over the last five years to ensure the overall success of Carlbrook School’s alumni community. More recently, Carlbrook has worked to incorporate a stronger focus on physical fitness and nutrition, by offering individual Nutrition Counseling with a certified dietician, Jennifer Dietz. Students are also offered increased opportunities to work with personal trainers and participate in fitness classes throughout the week in addition to the already robust physical education curriculum.

Emphasis on Families at Carlbrook

At Carlbrook School, family participation also remains a critical component of programming, with increased opportunities for parents to interact with their children throughout the course of their enrollment. Frequent family visits to campus, as well as the addition of several conferences for parents creates an increased atmosphere for familial involvement and growth, believed to significantly impact the overall success of students following graduation from Carlbrook.

A Note of Thanks

The Board of Regents at Carlbrook School would like to express its gratitude for the support of its student, parent and professional communities over the last ten years in making the school a success. It is through this support that the school continues to build upon its already impressive reputation for preparing students for the social and academic challenges that lie ahead.

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