New Perspectives
New Perspectives

Apr 28, 2008, 14:16

Sandpoint, Idaho
Larry Bauer, PhD, Program Director

Glacier Mountain is a residential program for at-risk young men and women between the ages of 13 and 17, who have struggled academically, have low self-esteem, lack motivation, exhibit anger and disrespect for authority figures, and may have alcohol or substance abuse issues. These students often make unhealthy choices.

Glacier Mountain Academy consists of two different sites. The main location accommodates the new students and emphasizes structure and boundaries, as well as teaching the students life skills and team building. Students are monitored as they work on specific issues, both in individual and group counseling, anger management and substance abuse counseling.

When students progress, they may transfer to the transition house where they have more responsibility and more freedom to make choices. At both sites, education is emphasized, giving students options such as attending Glacier Mountain Academy's virtual academy, attending Sandpoint High School or pursuing a GED. Glacier Mountain Academy is licensed by the State of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and has a certified academic program.

Utilizing the mountains and lakes of North Idaho, students participate in numerous outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, horseback riding, sailing and skiing.

[The information for this New Perspective came from the Glacier Mountain Academy website.]

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