Seen 'n Heard - Sept,
2000 Issue (page 3)
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STONE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL DEVELOPMENTS
(August 23, 2000) Linda Tatsapaugh, Assistant Director of Stone
Mountain School, Black Mountain, North Carolina, 828-669-8639, TalismanSc@aol.com, announced
a number of changes they have had the opportunity to introduce since becoming a part of the Aspen Youth Services programs. For example,
their first Alumni Trek, is scheduled to take place in Washington State. They are also welcoming new program leadership, including
Program Director, Jeff Titley, previously with Eckerd Youth Alternatives and St. Croix Girls Camp, and Senior Counselor, Kelly Holdbrooks,
transfering from Talisman, their summer camp. The expanded extracurricular program starting this Fall will include fencing, taught
by director Cat Jennings, chess, taught by a nearby life master, drama, music and tree-climbing classes.
(August 24, 2000) Joey Dusina, 800-591-4263, announced that he is back at the helm of Guiding Hands, actively managing
the transport service again. He has made some staff changes, including releasing some staff he felt did not meet his standards, and
adding new staff to help serve the increased business.
CEDU HS MIDDLE SCHOOL AWARDED SIX YEAR ACCREDITATION
(August 28, 20,000) The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) recently granted a six-year accreditation
to CEDU High School and CEDU Middle
School (Running Springs, California 800-884-2338), the longest accreditation awarded by the association. The award letter noted
“many laudable aspects of the school.” CEDU Family of Services is a member of The Brown Schools Education Services Group, which annually
serves over 10,000 youth in a system of education and therapeutic programs in nine states and Puerto Rico.
CEDU ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ACADEMICS
(August 28, 2000) CEDU Family of Services (Sandpoint, Idaho, 800-858-1933)
announced Will Laughlin, currently the academic director of the southwest region, will fill the new position of Executive Director
of Academics, a new position established to unify the academic programming and educational resources currently available at the five
emotional growth boarding schools they operate.
ON TRACK LICENSE EXPANDED TO COVER 13-YEAR OLDS
(August 28, 2000) The On Track (Mason, Texas 888-791-2577)
therapeutic adventure program was recently granted an amendment by The Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services that
now allows them to work with adolescents as young as 13-years old. The On Track program enrolls 13-17 year old adolescents seven days
a week, operating within the 6000-acre Mason Mountain Wildlife Management Area, formerly an exotic preserve now operated by the State
of Texas. A staff psychologist works in the field with students on an individual and group basis during this 28-day course.
RED FLAGGED PROGRAMS
(August 30, 2000) A web site titled I've
Been There contains a list of private schools
and programs that “have negative or abusive reports about them on the net.” This site has been referenced several times on Woodbury
Reports web site’s Discussion Board.
SHAMROCK EDUCATIONAL ALTERNATIVES WELCOMES BABY GIRL
(Aug 31, 2000) Tom and Cathy Carter of Shamrock Educational
Alternatives, Inc. (Newman Lake, Washington, 509-226-3662) are enjoying their new baby daughter, Maria Rose, who joined their
team three weeks ago.
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