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Northwest Academy

Therapeutic Boarding School

Northwest Academy Program Information

Gender: Coeducational
Ages: 17
Grades: 11 - 12
Estimated Enrollment: 80
Length of Stay:
Program was founded in: 1994
Accreditations: Affiliations:

Northwest Academy Contact Information

Address:
P.O. Box 370
1 Ruby Creek Road
Naples, ID 83847
Phone: (208) 267-3524
Fax: (208) 267-3232
Email: david.brinkman@uhsinc.com
Website: www.nwacademy.net
School Contact: David Brinkman
Alternative Contact: Dr. Adam McLain, Psy.D.
Therapy Provided?: Yes

Program Description:

MISSION: A caring, compassionate community of adult care givers, who provide academic, emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual education to students and families in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment.




Is your teenager at risk of leaving home without an education? Northwest Academy, a therapeutic boarding school can help. Based on more than 35 years of experience, our recovery focused curriculum enables your at-risk teen to regain balance and achieve lasting success and sobriety.

Northwest Academy is a residential, co-educational sober high school offering a range of classes that enable your son or daughter to earn two-years of traditional core academic credits in one calendar year. Through a customized plan of therapeutic support and hands-on learning experiences, your troubled teen can catch up academically and address the issues that have caused them to fall behind. Your son or daughter will develop the motivation, confidence, and skills to set college and career goals, and to assume the responsibilities of a young adult, capable of living independently.

About Northwest Academy
NORTHWEST ACADEMY is a specialized therapeutic co-educational boarding school offering a range of classroom-driven courses that enable your teen to earn two-years of traditional core academic credits in one calendar year. Located in one of the country's most beautiful natural areas, the 119-acre campus is located in the Panhandle of northern Idaho and is surrounded by the Cabinet, Purcell, and Selkirk Mountain ranges. This pristine setting creates a remarkable natural classroom. Our campus is home to academic buildings, science labs, a computer lab, student center, dining hall, fitness center, music room, soccer and softball fields, and basketball and volleyball courts.

Providing a structured, nurturing, and safe learning environment where drugs, sex, and violence are not allowed, Northwest Academy provides a customized plan of counseling and hands-on learning experiences where your son or daughter can achieve academic success and address the issues that have caused them to fall behind. Northwest Academy provides the guidance for students to develop the motivation, confidence, and skills to set college and career goals, and to assume the responsibilities of a young adult, capable of living independently.

Individualized Curriculum

A multidisciplinary treatment team made up of psychotherapists, teachers, substance abuse counselors, mentors, and family services coordinators regularly assesses your son or daughter and a personalized plan is designed to meet your son or daughter's individual needs. Your student will also have the opportunity to participate in job shadowing, community service, experiential education, and life long learning opportunities, such as music, art, woodshop, photography, etc.

Higher education

Eighty percent of our graduates go on to higher education, applying to college while at NWA with assistance from our educational services coordinator.

Personalized attention

Staff-to-student ratio is 1 to 8, allowing us to pay close attention to the unique needs and progress of your child.

Psychotherapy

-Family Therapy
-Group Counseling
-Individual Psychotherapy, as needed
-Licensed Master's-Level Clinical Therapists

Substance Abuse/Chemical Dependency Treatment

-Disease concept model
-12-Step Philosophy,
-Community-based meetings,
-12 Step Workbook
-Relapse prevention
-Anger management
-Coping strategies

Success

More than 100 students have graduated from our 12-month program since August 2002. Of these, 75 percent were 18 years old, making their own decision to stay and complete the program.

Northwest Academy is licensed by the Idaho State Department of Health and Welfare and a member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs.

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