Turning Winds offers so much more than a therapeutic boarding school. The talented teachers and academic counselors at Turning Winds meet the educational needs of each student while taking into consideration their school district requirements, grade level material, and academic proficiency. They are also adept at identifying and addressing learning disorders as well as working with those students who may have an Individualized Education Program (IEP). In contrast, a more challenging learning environment is used to meet the needs of those who are high academic achievers.
The process of learning can be powerfully therapeutic. Engaging in the study, research, and productivity of schoolwork increases knowledge and competency. We leverage the success in the classroom and compliment that newfound experience in the clinical realm of Turning Winds. The mindful pursuit of education can relate to all areas of life. At Turning Winds, educators help students see parallels between the rigors of academic life and the pursuit of a meaningful personal life. Academics serve the dual purposes of continuing the educational trajectory and training students to successfully transfer critical thinking skills to the pursuit of life goals.
Turning Winds offers a high-quality academic experience for each of its teenage clients. Students enrolled at Turning Winds experience an individualized academic experience. Our research shows that our students earn an average GPA of 3.5 while here, and in a 12-month time period our average student completes about 1.5-2 years of school while experiencing a GPA increase of almost a full letter grade compared to what their GPA was before coming to Turning Winds.