About This School
Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems. See Washington Youth Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.
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Washington Youth Academy Reviews
Great School helpping many teens redirect their life at a young age:)
I think this program is excellent! One day my daughter approached me asking me if I would let to go to this school and that she would be gone for five months. I did some research got a little confused to as of why such a good child would want to enroll in this program. It came down to structure, self discipline, and getting caught up with her high school credits! They say the first two weeks is the hardest... she is loving it there! This school is great thank you for giving these teen this opportunity to improve their life and get that positive start in life that every teen needs:)
A free 5.5 month residential school using a quasi military model aiding teens
This school is fantastic!
The teens who make it through the 5.5 months are stronger, smarter, and more goal oriented than their old peer group. There is plenty of data to support these 3 claims. While in residence, "cadets" may reclaim up to 8 high school credits. The program is not for everyone and space is limited. See the Washington Youth Academy website for application information.
Good Luck Cadet!