Hendersonville, NC (PRWEB) June 11, 2012
Trails Carolina, a leading teen therapeutic wilderness program in western North Carolina, announced the opening of a wilderness boarding school. Trails Academy will combine the respected and proven therapeutic approach of Trails Carolina within a small, focused academic setting.
“We felt there was an opportunity to create a wilderness school that could be flexible enough to serve students who need a combination of support and proven success before going back home,” commented Graham Shannonhouse, Executive Director of Trails Carolina, “Trails Academy provides an alternative for students struggling behaviorally or academically in a traditional school environment who would benefit from our wilderness boarding school with a personalized academics and therapeutic approach.”
Trails Academy will provide young men, grades 9-12 with an opportunity to choose a path back to their lives which would continue the success they have experienced in their wilderness program while adding on the pieces of life they must be able to manage after graduation; family reunification, credit recovery, preparation for the next step on their journey. The program is offered in a small outdoor wilderness therapeutic boarding school setting.
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“There are many reasons a teen struggles at home,” commented Dr. Drew Brennon Head of School, “Trails Academy offers a tremendous opportunity to break from the home environment and focus on new behaviors, attitudes, and academic success in an integrated and non-traditional experiential model.”
At Trails Academy students will be in the hands of a highly trained staff, among them, North Carolina State Licensed Teachers, fully licensed mental health clinicians, highly experienced mentors---many with deep, contemporary training in technical outdoor pursuits, backed with the requisite certifications. Supporting this effort is the highly successful and proven team at Trails Carolina, the sister organization that provides a full complement of wilderness-based treatments.
For more information about Trails Academy visit their website at http://www.trailscarolina.com/academy or contact Candace Bynum at (828) 989-7570 or cbynum(at)trailscarolina(dot)com.
Trails Academy is a small outdoor wilderness therapeutic boarding school located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina for young men grades 9th-12th that have lost traction in their academic progress due to challenges arising from a combination of social, emotional, or academic conflicts in their home or school. Trails Academy has blended the very best of experiential education, supportive and integrated family therapy, state of the art neuro-feedback, adventure based enrichment, and technology-supported parent education