Academics at Red Mountain Sedona are Thriving
Over 70% of current Red Mountain Sedona students are enrolled in high school or college. With the help of a robust academic program and Academic Coordinator Gene Stevenson, MD, the young adults at Red Mountain Sedona are developing a healthy relationship with their education. The main goal of the academic program is to assist students who have struggled in school previously to get back on track and succeed in their academic ventures post-treatment.
“We are incredibly proud of how far our academic program has come,” said Executive Director Josh White. “Between Gene’s efforts, our new study hall space, and the work of Mary and the case managers, the academics at Red Mountain have never been stronger. I’m especially pleased with how our academic work blends with our clinical work, helping even the most challenged students succeed in school.”
Red Mountain students are enrolled in both in-person and online schooling to further their academic journeys. A former university academic dean and current Red Mountain Academic Coordinator, Gene Stevenson assesses students’ academic needs, meets with them weekly, and works with the treatment team to help them achieve their academic goals. Using a trauma-informed approach, Gene works with Mary Hicks, their Executive Functioning Coach, to help students create a plan of action so that their students are successful in accomplishing the day-to-day tasks needed to further their education. Students discover a new relationship with their education, founded in intrinsic motivation rather than external pressure, and are given the necessary tools and skills to succeed.
About Red Mountain Sedona Red Mountain Sedona is a gender-inclusive independent living program designed to help young adults, ages 18-28, with behavioral and/or emotional challenges and “launch” and transition into fulfilling and productive independent living. This program works with the mind, body, and spirit using a multidisciplinary approach of evidenced-based therapies, mindfulness practices, life skills development, and executive function coaching. Change. For good.