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How Do Different Boarding Schools Work?

from the Academy of Eastern Arizona
School is an important fact of life for every child and teen. Often, kids don't go away to school until they go away to college. Sometimes, though, a parent has to make the decision to send their teen to boarding school before they go to college. Some teens are too much trouble or have too many issues to attend regular public schools or even most private schools. In fact, many private schools are not equipped to help those students who are troubled and need the extra help. So a boarding school for troubled teens is sometimes the only good option for a parent to pursue.

Boarding schools are much like colleges in many ways, though the curriculum is geared towards teens. Teens stay in dorm rooms or bunk type rooms with other students. Troubled teens are more closely watched and also attend additional therapy sessions in addition to their regular classes. Students at these boarding schools have everything they need provided there. Their meals are served there, they sleep there, and they study for their classes there. Another good point to boarding schools is that they are there with other teens that are dealing with the same things and can make new friends.

Choosing the type of boarding school that you send your troubled teen to will be a very important decision. If you are a religious family, a religious school may be the best option. That way, you know that not only is your child receiving the education and help that they need, but they are also being taught with the principles that are important to you and your family. For those who wish for more structure, a military boarding school might be a better fit. Choosing this type of school will depend on whether or not your child is mentally and physically capable of enduring the tough rigors that the military style will place on them.

There are also other types of boarding schools as well. Many of the boarding schools are just regular type schools. They offer the same education as regular public schools do, but also offer therapy sessions and more monitoring than the typical school. Boarding schools are not always the right choice for everyone, but it is certainly a good option for those who have tried other options with no results.

The Academy of Eastern Arizona, located in Holbrook, Arizona is to provide a safe, positive environment where each troubled teen girl is able to learn and apply the Values of Responsibility, Self Respect, Respect for Authority, and Self Motivation. Reach them by phone at:(866) 698-3362. See our listing on ISER.COM

Disclaimer: Internet Special Education Resources (ISER) provides this information in an effort to help parents find local special education professionals and resources. ISER does not recommend or endorse any particular special education referral source, special educational methodological bias, type of special education professional, or specific special education professional.


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