Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
We understand that choosing a treatment program for your teenage son is one of the most important decisions you will make. We want to give you the information you need to make this difficult decision easier. Below we have compiled a list of common questions from parents. If you don’t see the answer to your question, please contact us.
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Are you a licensed facility?
Is the staff experienced?
Yes. The director and his wife have experience in working with teens in a residential program environment for more than 15 years. The staff members are trained, educated and experienced to provide quality care to the young men and their families with varying issues and problems. Our school safety standards are considered to be one of the best in the country, our local staff is on hand at all times to ensure the best outcome for our students.
What kinds of students are admitted to the school?
How are teen behavioral issues addressed?
How long is the troubled teen program at Wood Creek Academy?
The average length of stay is 9 to 12 months. Troubled teen program length will vary depending on a student’s individual progress. Successful program completion occurs when a student has achieved all levels and has spent time (two to four months typically) as a transition student. If a student completes all levels, including transition, he will be honored with a completion ceremony.
What kind of communication can I expect regarding my child’s progress?
Will my child receive school credit for his classes?
Wood Creek Academy is a fully accredited High School. Credits are transferable. Wood Creek Academy has an open enrollment policy. This allows students an opportunity to either “catch up” or move ahead academically. Our school is considered a tier one school with the United States Armed Forces, which means that they accept our accreditation.
How often will my child be involved in outdoor activities?
Every day! We believe students need fresh air, sunshine, and exercise on a daily basis. Some examples are outdoor work projects on campus or in the community, planting gardens, tending to animals, recreational activities, hiking, and or participation in overnight camping. To learn more details about specific outdoors activites and programs, click on Therapeutic School Activities and Programs to review current and past activities and programs.
What will my son need to bring?
How are parents and families involved?
What can I do to support my son, the staff, and the program?
Do you work with educational consultants?
What happens when my child turns 18?
Will I be able to get references from parents whose son has been a participant at Wood Creek Academy?
Will my son be able to keep in contact with the school after he graduates?
Wood Creek Academy
It is an honor to be considered as a potential resource to help your family at this important time. Please contact us today for more information about our program and specifics about the customized solution we can offer your teen.