Cherokee Creek Boys School
Westminster, SC 29693
About This School
In 2010, Cherokee Creek Boys School had 9 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The South Carolina average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Cherokee Creek Boys School Reviews
Wonderful, caring staff of counselors and teachers. Beautiful wilderness setting. Great middle school educational program balanced with outdoor activities. Truly a place where a boy can be a boy!
Cherokee Creek has been a wonderful resource and opportunity for my son and our entire family. To see my son smiling again has been wonderful. Our family has worked closely with the CCBS team and has experienced great healing. It certainly was a difficult decision to send our son away from home to receive help. I am confident in the work that my son is doing at Cherokee Creek. I know he is in a safe and nurturing environment. We enjoy the family programs and family treks and like that siblings are encouraged to participate.
As the parent of a current student whose stay at CCBS would have overlapped with the "former student" I would like to advise you to read that "review" with a grain of salt. Admittedly, the school had an exodus of staff members, but the replacements have been UPGRADES in every way, shape, and form. The students there are encouraged to interact with others, and they learn to become better citizens who can express their opinions and feelings.
...Beth is a great resource for any parent, not just those of children with special needs. How many people do you know that have turned their life's work into something that they care about so passionately? She has been in the trenches, and is a great leader to the students, staff, and the parents.
On a recent visit from my son, he was complemented on his manners from numerous people; both known and unfamiliar. We look forward to his graduation and know that when he does leave CCBS he will be much better equipped at handling life's little hiccups.
Starting something from scratch, or should I say a dream one woman/mother had after helping her own soon through a difficult time in their lives. Her dream was to create a place where other hurting and confused boys and their families to learn what is real and true about themselves and the world around us. I realize that when a family devotes a considerable amount of time working with and sharing there lives a great bond grow. The end of something new and that place of uncertainty is most defiantly uncomfortable. New beginnings for all of us can be a wonderful thing. LOVE U CCBS!!!
As a previous student who attended the school for almost two years, my main counselor quit after working with me for a few months. They had staff members being hired and then quitting within the weeks following. The student population tripled while I was at Cherokee Creek Boys School, and they added only one teacher to the staff. The organization of the school seemed to be almost improvised.
After leaving the school I struggled to "fit in" or relate with other students at my next schools. The school caused me more harm than good.
I spent hours researching schools and studying websites such as this one. Cherokee Creek was the answer to our prayers. Our son is gaining self confidence and feeling better about himself. Our relationship is so much better and much more positive. We can actually enjoy one another. The staff is wonderful, positive, nurturing and very supportive. There is very little turnover which speaks volumes. This school is a special place for families and has made a difference in our lives.