All Kinds of News for August 08, 2018
At Equinox RTC, the personalized academic approach helps students build confidence in their learning abilities. With small class sizes and passionate educators, Equinox help students develop individualized academic plans (IAPs) that focus in on their specific needs.
According to Equinox science and math teacher Zach Allen, “Many of our students are quite intelligent but struggle with issues of self-esteem and self-confidence. The small classes help provide them with individualized support and encouragement. It is a powerful experience to see a student who previously believed they were incapable of doing math grow confident enough to go to the board during class and share their work and answers with their peers.”
At Equinox RTC, the academic programming and therapeutic programming are fully integrated. When students succeed academically, this can serve as a great boost in motivation in other areas of their lives. Students begin to feel good about themselves again by experiencing an increase in self-confidence and self-efficacy, which in turn has a very positive impact on their clinical progress and family relationships.
In the upcoming semester, students will be working on some exciting new projects in their classes. In algebra classes, students are having fun developing a card game that allows them to develop their mastery of the order of operations in a fast paced and challenging class game. Students in physics classes will continue to explore a wide variety of topics through experiments and activities with homemade musical instruments, catapults and Snap Circuit kits. In environmental science, students will be continuing a biome project involving identifying/collecting leaves and creating a leaf press. And finally, in executive functioning class, students are working on organizing, planning and prioritizing goals with a new calendar system and accordion folders.
About Equinox RTC
Equinox is a leading residential treatment center for adolescents ages 14-18. Equinox is unique in its focus on Trauma, Loss and Attachment, providing clinically intensive treatment for young adults 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 child approach including adventure therapy, integrated Cross-Fit 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.