Ironwood Maine Granted Accreditation by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges

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Ironwood Maine, a therapeutic boarding school for struggling teens in Maine, is proud to announce it was granted accreditation by the Commission on Independent Schools from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) at its February 5-6, 2018, meeting.

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I am pleased with the accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. This demonstrates our commitment to the emotional and academic needs of our residents.

Ironwood Maine, a therapeutic boarding school for struggling teens in Maine, is proud to announce it was granted accreditation by the Commission on Independent Schools from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) at its February 5-6, 2018, meeting. NEASC accreditation is achieved through an extensive self-study report and on-site evaluation by independent educators.

In a February 13, 2018, letter to Ironwood Maine head of school, Commission president Jay S. Stroud commended the Ironwood program on many areas, specifically the Ironwood commitment to the "three pillars" of therapeutic, behavioral, and academic needs of its residents. The Commission went on to say it found Ironwood's report as "moving to read" and as "positive as it gets."

Wes Horton, Ironwood Maine president, said, "I am pleased with the accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. This demonstrates our commitment to the emotional and academic needs of our residents." Horton went on to say, "I would like to thank our staff for their continued hard work in achieving and maintaining our accreditation."

NEASC accreditation is a continual improvement process. The Commission made several recommendations for continuing growth at Ironwood to help struggling teens lead productive, fulfilling lives. The Commission recommended a board-level strategic plan with benchmarks, evaluate the organization structure, and formalize an organization-wide staff feedback and retention plan. Ironwood Maine is committed to building on the successful therapeutic and academic program to better serve Ironwood residents.

About Ironwood Maine

Ironwood Maine is a licensed Residential Therapeutic School for struggling teens located in the scenic countryside of mid-coast Maine. Ironwood welcomes struggling and troubled teens into a safe and therapeutic learning environment. Ironwood can be contacted by phone at 207-342-3655 or by email at [email protected] Visit the Ironwood Maine website: http://www.ironwoodmaine.com/

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