Lakeside overview

Academic Overview

Our classroom provides evidence based practices to assist our students’ academic success.  Many of our students come with failing grades.  Though positive behavioral strategy and self-paced individuated lesson plans our students begin to gain confidence that result in higher grades.  Many of our students become caught up to grade level and some graduate high school.  Once this step occurs we begin working on general college classes.

Project-based Learning

We offer Project-based Learning as academic credit for our students.  Our Project-based Learning teaches practical skills that can be applied in the work force such as a strong work ethic, creating positive co-worker interactions, and interacting productively with supervisors, as well as general operations maintenance and facility upkeep.  After building a foundation of trust and respect, we begin to offer advanced project-based learning experiences.  These include marketing, production, business management, and other various opportunities based on the skills and interest of our students.

Online Schooling

Beginning September 5, clients in Lakeside Academy’s residential licensed treatment or behavioral programs will now be enrolled in the local Southwest Metro school district.

As part of the SW Metro school district, on-site classes at Lakeside will follow the normal public school calendar, with classes scheduled 5 days/week, and normal breaks for MEA, Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays, and Spring Break.

Staffing: two licensed teachers, Tom and Kyle, will be on-site every day at Lakeside. In addition, the program administrator, Tom White, will be on site two days each week.

Each professional was selected based on his work experience in traditional and non-traditional school environments, combined with their knowledge of addiction, mental health, and a variety of different learning styles and modalities.

 

 

 

FAQs

Q – HOW IS ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL RECOGNIZED?

A – Online high school is recognized and accredited through AdvancED.  Our academic supervisor is licensed through the State of Minnesota as a Special Education Academic Behavior Strategist.

Q – HOW ARE THE CLASSES STRUCTURED?

A – Classes are offered online and are self-paced, with supervision.  Students spend approximately 2 1/2 hours daily on their core-curriculum classes such as English, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Electives occur for an additional 4 ½ hours daily.

Q – HOW CAN I CONTACT MY SON’S TEACHER?

A – Once your son is enrolled, his teachers will provide their cell phone numbers, and email addresses. In addition you will be encouraged to create a login/password on Cynergy, the parent communication site of Southwest Metro. Here, you may check your son’s attendance, view his grades and transcripts, etc.