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We understand that every child’s situation is unique. Contact our team with your questions today.

a teen works on a laptop in academic programs during recoveryOur youth education programs are for teens in recovery. Your teen should not have to worry about what will happen to their schoolwork while they take a step back to deal with their current challenges. The choice to get him help shouldn’t be complicated by the dilemma of having to leave school. Contact Family First Adolescent Services to learn about our educational programming within our adolescent rehab program in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Call 888.904.5947 or connect with us online today.

The Learning Continues at Family First

We’ve designed a youth educational program that prioritizes your child’s studies as a close second to his healing. We believe parents and teens should never be forced to choose between a child’s health and education. Our team knows how overwhelming it can feel to be fresh out of treatment, feeling healthy and equipped with a wealth of coping skills and recovery tools, but to have also fallen so far behind in school that it feels like you’ll never catch up.

In collaboration with parents, schools, and our treatment team, Family First Adolescent Services academic advisors customize educational plans for each student. Plans are developed to meet our clients’ unique learning styles and circumstances.

Our Academic Programs and Education Plans in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

We have created a variety of academic programs and education plans to meet the needs and goals of our patients while they receive treatment. These include a high school graduation track, college readiness track, career readiness track, personal and professional development tracks, and an executive skills development track.

High School Graduation Track

  • Current high school and virtual school curriculum
  • Hospital Homebound Program
  • Home education curriculum
  • Curriculum baseline assessments and skill-building
  • Dual enrollment with Palm Beach State College
  • Florida Virtual School enrollment

To participate in dual enrollment, clients must be established students with the Palm Beach County School District and be able to commit to the time frame classes are offered within. Online classes are the only option for our students to enroll in this program. Florida Virtual School enrollment can be made possible for out-of-state students by establishing Palm Beach County residency based on our inpatient home addresses.

College Readiness Track

  • ACT prep
  • SAT prep
  • PERT prep
  • Scholarship research
  • Common application and essay writing assistance
  • FAFSA application assistance

Arrangements can be made to provide students with tours of local colleges and to set up meetings with academic advisors.

Career Readiness Track

  • Career explorations course
  • Florida Shines website enrollment and assignments
  • ASVAB test preparation
  • Resume writing
  • Interview preparation
  • Mock interview with an academic case manager

Meetings with military recruitment officers can be arranged when applicable.

Personal Development Track

  • Personal adjustment course – Taught by one of our Family First certified mental health counselors, this course covers major components of personal growth.
  • Individual development project – A self-reflection activity encompassing expressing oneself through art, identifying values, building self-esteem, and goal setting.

Professional Development Track

  • EdX
  • Coursera (course fees required)
  • Udacity

Students have the option to select online courses in a variety of subject areas, including but not limited to business management, computer science, data and statistics, engineering, entrepreneurship, humanities, and second language learning.

Executive Skills Development Track

Based on the book “The Smart but Scattered Guide to Success” by Peg Dawson, Ed.D., and Richard Guare, Ph.D., this track encompasses activities such as identifying executive function strengths and weaknesses, environmental modifications, and creating an action plan to overcome areas of weakness.

Meet the Academics Team at Family First Adolescent Services

Your child does not have to fall behind academically to get the help they need. If you would like to learn more about how we support academic achievement at Family First, you can contact us by calling 888.904.5947 or reaching out to us online.