College Prep Academics
New Haven Residential Treatment Center and College Preparatory School for girls provides powerful healing for twice exceptional students whose extraordinary intellectual ability coupled with their executive functioning deficits have led to behaviors warranting an out of home placement.
Twice exceptional students possess therapeutic and emotional concerns that are best addressed while replicating the academically rigorous environment to which they are accustomed and to which they will return after treatment. Therefore, the academic program is designed not only for preparation for college, but as an important part of a holistic treatment approach. Teachers take part in weekly treatment team meetings so that academic goals are supported in the treatment environment and vice versa. The result is a truly integrated program in which learning is supported in all New Haven environments.
Our students typically come to New Haven behind in credits, or having lost motivation in the classroom. Teachers and staff help to reengage students in the learning process by understanding their individual needs and style of learning.
We want to foster leadership in our students. Some have already been in leadership roles and other students have the capacity but have yet to demonstrate it in their life.
As academically talented as our students are, most of them struggle in social emotional learning; specifically in areas such as grit, resilience, social connection, and problem solving. The goal upon transition from New Haven is for students to self-rate their social and emotional skills as highly as they score on tests of academic ability.
Academic outcomes are for two school years 2020-2021 school year and 2021-2022 school year.
Our Academic Approach
All of our courses are taught by teachers in a traditional classroom environment, including over 12 College Board-approved AP courses. We believe strongly that needing mental health support should not impede academic progress, but instead, that quality education coupled with appropriate emotional support is what allows our students to heal.
We view our education program not only as preparation for college and/or work but as an important part of life preparation. Our teachers take part in weekly treatment team meetings so that academic goals are supported in the treatment environment and vice versa.
New Haven’s education goal is to get our students back to their grade level feeling confident in their ability to transition back smoothly to another school setting or graduate and move on to college.
The New Haven school does not tolerate bullying of any kind. Please read our anti-bullying policy here.
New Haven Academic Experience
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AP & Advanced Courses
We replicate the types of rigorous academic environments that our students have come from, and in doing so offer many AP courses in a traditional classroom setting.
Colleges & Universities
Our mission is to support students to realize their goals through a process that leaves as many doors open as possible, but prioritizes balance and overall well-being.
Our student council group serves both the school and community. The council organizes service projects and events, which may include dances, festivals, and holiday parties. Elected students attend leadership skills groups weekly, as well as an annual conference with high school leaders from other schools.
Click below to access our academic calendar, family weekend schedule, and virtual alumni gatherings.
Our elective course options include: Art, Yoga, Physical Education and Spanish.
IEPs and Learning Support
Our academic advisors offer support by teaching executive functioning strategies that help our students succeed in the classroom.
Students can opt to participate in one of our three athletic sports teams including: Volleyball, Basketball, and Soccer. Teams play in a state league and can earn a Varsity letter in that sport.
AP and Advanced Courses
While not all of these Advanced Placement courses are taught each year due to the needs and interests of students changing year to year, below is a list of all the AP courses New Haven is approved to teach.
AP English Language & Composition
AP English Literature & Composition
AP United States History
AP U.S. Government & Politics
AP World History: Modern
AP Physics 1
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Spanish Language & Culture
AP Spanish Literature & Culture
All core classes at New Haven are available for a student to take for Honors credit. Some of the courses are popular enough to necessitate the creation of an Honors section of the course. Most typically, New Haven teaches the following Honors sections.
Literature & Composition
College Application Process
Seniors at New Haven work with our college counselors to apply to their individually selected colleges. The college counselors have extensive experience helping students successfully represent the treatment experience in a way that allows our students to shine. Through personal statements, letters of recommendation, and interviews, New Haven students are able to demonstrate a level of emotional maturity and resilience that far surpasses other applicants. As a result, New Haven students are routinely accepted to their first or second-choice colleges.
Get Confidential Help Today
New Haven is open year round, so feel free to contact us anytime with questions, requests, or to talk to one of our staff members. Just call, email, or fill out the form to let us know how we can help you.