Equinox RTC Adds New Advanced Placement Credit Option for Students
Equinox RTC, a residential treatment center for teen boys ages 14-18, in partnership with Edgenuity, has received approval to offer Advanced Placement (AP) credit for Environmental Science, with students now having the option to take the AP exam at the end of their course. AP courses transfer college-level credits to colleges and universities, fast-tracking students to degree completion.
Equinox partners with Edgenuity to offer additional courses for students outside of their standard, teacher-led, classroom curriculum. The Edgenuity platform contains a variety of AP courses such as Calculus AB, English Language and Composition, US History, and Statistics. These courses are online-based but taken in the classroom with on-site teacher support and supervision.
Equinox provides individualized academic plans to help students succeed in the classroom. Master’s level on-site instructors teach core high school courses in small classroom sizes that allow for a greater and more personalized connection with their students. In addition to the AP credit courses, Equinox provides additional college and career counseling to students. Students benefit from official SAT and ACT preparation courses with one-on-one teacher support. Teachers assist students in writing college application essays and navigating the application process itself.
“Helping students get ready for the next step in their lives is part of what we do,” said Bonnie Richardson, Academic Director at Equinox. “Whether that is college prep classes or finding an apartment or sober living options for after graduation, we can help them navigate those processes and support them in their decisions.”
Equinox teachers and therapists collaborate with students to create the best plan for stepping into adulthood. Life skills and leadership groups reiterate the importance of making healthy choices and preparing for the day to day changes students will face as they graduate and leave the program. Students are supported each step of the way by the integrated care team of therapists, teachers, and mentors.
About Equinox RTC
Equinox RTC is a leading residential treatment center for boys ages 14-18. Equinox is unique in its focus on Trauma, Loss, and Attachment, providing clinically intensive treatment for boys struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD, ASD, learning disabilities, and other emotional and behavioral needs. Equinox offers a combination of clinically sophisticated support with a whole-person approach including adventure therapy, a health and fitness program, and a whole foods diet. Equinox provides a fully accredited school, with broad course selections taught by licensed teachers in a college-preparatory environment.