Will Your School Be Open This Fall? Benchmark Young Adult School Will Be!
Redlands, CA – As schools and colleges across the US are planning for distance learning and variations from their regularly scheduled on-site curriculum, Benchmark Transitions continues to provide a WASC-accredited, fully weighted high school diploma and college support for young adults as they concurrently participate in Benchmark’s Clinical Transitional Living programs. Benchmark has long term relationships with local community colleges and vocational trade and career schools, providing a wide array of options for young adults. “Benchmark has an integrated and on-site career center, which allows us to teach onsite, provide vocational and academic testing and assessments, as well as tutoring and support,” states Benjamin Madison, M.A.T., Benchmark’s education coordinator. “Benchmark’s education department offers rolling admissions and runs concurrently with the treatment program, offering year-round high school and college classes,” continues Madison, who holds his Master of Arts in Teaching and is a credentialed educator in the State of California. “Classes can be taught in conjunction with distance learning from each client’s home high school or via distance learning via their university.”
According to Nicholaus Bond, LMFT, Benchmark’s Clinical Director, “Our program really offers the best of both worlds. Clients can receive the clinical support they need for their mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and trauma. They can recieve treatment and healthier coping mechanisms for substance use disorders and they can also get back on track with their academics, which helps build self confidence.”
Benchmark Young Adult School, the academic branch of Benchmark Transitions, is an accredited private school and holds the Private School Affidavite from the State of California. Benchmark also has a long-term partnership with Redlands Unified School District / Redlands Adult School, to facilitate the State of California standardized high school curriculum. Benchmark can support IEPs and 504 Plans and provides collegiate recovery support for college students, as well.
Benchmark Transitions is a comprehensive, multi-discliplinary approach to residential treatment and transitional living for young adults, 18-28 years of age. Benchmark Transitions provides evidence-based treatment for mental health and co-occurring substance use disorders, community based supportive transitional living, education and career development and independent living life skills. Benchmark is licensed for substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders by the State of California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and is full accredited for all levels of care, including sub-acute detoxification, residential treatment, outpatient therapy and supportive transitional living by The Joint Commission for Behavioral Health. Benchmark accepts most PPO insurance plans and is In Network with Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross (accepting most BCBS Blue Card members), First Health, Kaiser Permanente of Southern California, Tri-Care West and Mental Health Network (MHN.)