Learning doesn’t need to take a vacation

Barriers to Learning

It’s hard to focus on school and succeed academically if you’re dealing with unresolved trauma, mental health disorders, or addiction issues. Even before the COVID pandemic, depression, self-harm, anxiety, and substance use were on the rise in US high schools. Now, in the aftermath, many teens are struggling to get back on track. Taking the time to get help for these issues could result in greater academic success in the long run.  

Overall, 37% of students at public and private high schools reported that their mental health was not good most of the time during the pandemic.

the CDC’s Adolescent Behaviors and Experiences Survey

Bringing School to You

Some patients arrive having fallen behind in some courses, others have continued to excel but don’t want taking time out for treatment to derail their progress. Whatever your current educational status, academics don’t have to be paused while someone seeks help from us because we provide accredited schooling during treatment.

Alta Independent, our online learning partner, offers nearly 300 courses for middle school and high school students to help ensure Meadows Adolescent Center patients don’t miss a beat. They are adept at working with students who are currently receiving care at a treatment center and want to continue making progress in their education.


How It Works

All patients who are currently in middle or high school are automatically enrolled in schooling through Alta Independent once we receive their transcripts from their current educational institution (this can usually be handled during the admission process). The educational experience at The Meadows Adolescent Center allows students to advance at their own pace and choose from a broad array of coursework, including all major subjects, electives, and even SAT or ACT prep.

Students can choose between reading-based or video-based curriculum, and they use laptops to access the Alta Portal and unlock quizzes, exams, and assignments. Interaction between students and instructors happens in a variety of ways including phone calls, live chat, email, and web conferences. There is also tutoring available by request and a 30-day grace period after discharge to complete courses for credits through Alta Independent.

About Alta Independent

Committed to fostering a culture of learning grounded in respect, responsibility, and results, Alta Independent encourages students to commit themselves to achievement in academic and personal excellence. This vision is attainable through rigorous and relevant curriculum, effective instructional practices, and student engagement. Alta Independent was established to provide an online alternative to traditional education.

The Future Starts Now

Our admissions specialists are skilled at helping potential patients, loved ones, and referring professionals find the right treatment fit. A simple call can get the process started.