High School Students at Evangelhouse® Academy Show Improvement During COVID-19
Evangelhouse Christian Academy, in its endeavor to “provide treatment excellence in a Christian environment for teen girls”™, has maintained an environment of emotional stability and academic advancement for its students throughout the pandemic. Operations have not been interrupted, and safe classroom instruction has continued due to Evangelhouse’s limited enrollment and individualized education planning environment.
Karen Barrentine, Evangelhouse Christian Academy’s academic director, recently stated “our year-round, individualized academic model has strategic advantages for teens with social and emotional challenges during the pandemic.” Nothing can validate this assertion more than reviewing objective, standardized test scores of students enrolled at Evangelhouse. The IOWA standardized test scores for students enrolled in April 2020 show that over 50% of students advanced two or more grade levels in reading comprehension, compared to scores from the same test administered in April 2019.
The Evangelhouse Christian Academy treatment model asserts that academic success is crucial for the wellness and recovery of troubled teens. The student’s academic advancement will significantly add to the clinical team’s ability to treat the underlying causes of high-risk behaviors for teen girls.
About Evangelhouse Christian Academy
Evangelhouse® Christian Academy is a boutique, fourteen-bed therapeutic boarding school for girls ages 12-18 in St. Martinville, LA. The academy offers a unique integration of licensed clinical therapy in a non-denominational Christian environment.