Trails Carolina Expands Classroom to Encourage Student Learning
Trails Carolina, a wilderness therapy program for adolescents and teens ages 10-17, revamped one of their classrooms to improve student engagement. The new classroom location allows for better focus, more experiential learning, and increased resources for student learning.
The new classroom is on the edge of campus located on the field where students can play. The field also acts as a great experiential resource, providing an outdoor learning environment for students. This new location has fewer distractions from staff moving around campus to make it easier for students to focus.
Trails’ library has also expanded. There are now more resources available for personal and academic reading. The library includes books ranging from the classics to more academic reading.
As a Cognia-accredited program, credits earned while at Trails can be transferred to the student’s school back home. Students participate in both traditional classroom settings and experiential learning, providing a smooth transition back to their home classrooms upon leaving treatment. “Our combination of traditional classroom settings and experiential opportunities helps set our students up for success,” says Kyle Shepard, Experiential Education Director. “Students are confident in their abilities and are more excited for school.”
Trails gathers outcomes data from students to better understand the efficacy of their program. Academics data gathered showed that 12 months after graduation, 87% of students felt excited about school.
For more information about Trails Carolina’s academics, visit trailscarolina.com or call 800-975-7303.
Trails Carolina is a wilderness therapy for pre-teens and adolescents ages 10-17. The clinically sophisticated and time-tested program engages students through wilderness therapy, mindfulness and yoga, equine-assisted therapy, intentional transitions, and academic engagement. Recent outcome research demonstrates efficacy. Trails Carolina was created to help families reconnect and heal. For additional information about Trails Carolina, located just outside of Asheville, North Carolina, please call 800-975-7303.