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. If a student graduates while at Lakeside, they can begin working on general college classes.
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 may include marketing, production, business management, and other various opportunities based on the skills and interest of our students.
Clients in Lakeside Academy’s residential licensed treatment or behavioral programs will 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 once a 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.