Acquires Cedars Academy in Delaware
Boarding School Is First in Aspenís Expanding Network
To Focus Exclusively on Students with ADD or ADHD
(CERRITOS, CA - November 4, 2003) - Aspen Education Group has today
announced the acquisition of Cedars Academy in Delaware, a boarding
school for students with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention
Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Located in Bridgeport, the students, ages 10-18, enrolled
in Cedars Academy are of average to above-average intellectual
capacity but are not succeeding in other educational
settings, usually because of their attention, focusing
or sequencing problems. Since 1989 the academy has been
providing these students with the intimate, process-oriented,
structured approach to learning that they need to properly
prepare for college and later life.
We are very pleased to have Cedars Academy join our
family of residential schools," said Elliot Sainer,
CEO of Aspen Education group. "As the first residential
school in Aspen that is exclusively focused on assisting
students with ADD/ADHD, Cedars adds another important
piece to our continuum of services for underachieving
Concurrent with the acquisition, Sainer announced that the former co-owner
of Cedars Academy, Mary Margaret Pauer, would now move into the role
as executive director of the school.
The acquisition of Cedars Academy marks the second significant announcement
to come from Aspen within the past 30 days. Last month, Sainer announced
that his organization had acquired Explorations Inc., a family of Montana-based
programs that utilize imaginative outdoor, travel and living experiences
to help positively change the lives of young people who are experiencing
trouble at home or in school.
Aspen Education Group is the nation's leader in providing
educational opportunities that improve the quality
of life for troubled children, teenagers and young
adults and their families. Recognizing that every
individual is different and challenged by different
needs, Aspen has assembled a wide diversity of programs,
settings and solutions so as to be able to uniquely
match the youth's needs with the right learning environment.
Its 48 programs in 12 states range from long-term
residential treatment to community-based outpatient
services and include a variety of therapeutic interventions
including boarding schools, special education day
schools, outdoor therapy and wilderness intervention
programs. While each Aspen program operates independently,
participants in any of Aspen's curriculum benefit
from the experience and depth of understanding that
comes from helping tens of thousands of youths over
the past two decades.
Further information on Aspen may be obtained at www.aspeneducation.com or by calling (888) 972-7736