At Palm Shores Behavioral Health Center we also provide on-site academic instruction for our children with highly qualified, certified teachers. Educational assessments are conducted upon admission to tailor the material and teaching methods to each child’s specific needs. This educational experience is enhanced through computer-based curriculum and credits offered are transferrable to the child’s home school after treatment is complete.
Education is an integral part of the total treatment plan at Palm Shores Behavioral Health Center. Students who meet admission criteria are immediately enrolled in the education program through a contract with the Manatee County School District. Each teacher is Exceptional Student Education (ESE) certified in their core content areas under the Florida Department of Education.
The REACH program allows for students taking advanced coursework to maintain a high level of academic rigor while receiving treatment at Palm Shores. Students in the REACH classroom complete their coursework using a blended learning model, giving them the opportunity to take advanced and honors coursework with the assistance of a Florida certified inclusion teacher. The small group setting and access to accelerated learning opportunities enables learners to have a smooth transition to and from school in our residential program.