Teen Help, Academic Advantages

Teen Help and our Academic Advantages

Teen Help is offered at Oxbow Academy in many forms from help with sexual addictions and porn addictions to help for teens struggling academically. At Oxbow Academy our instructors are licensed professional educators, many with Master degrees or special education certificates, who have an average of 15 years teaching experience. Student/teacher ratios are approximately 12 to 1. To understand where we can help your teen specifically please consider taking our free online assessment test.

Oxbow Academy uses our sister program Discovery Academy Academic Model that is a competency based learning system, that helps students move through each subject at a pace that is personalized and individualized. The video below shares some insight into the Discovery Academy Academic model used at Oxbow Academy, and how it is designed to change up the standard learning methods that have grown less effective over the years.


The academic program is structured so that students do not have to sacrifice learning opportunities in order to address their therapeutic issues. The school day starts at 3:00 pm and ends at 8:30 pm. Fridays are reserved as for experiential learning activities.

Students are not restricted by a semester schedule. Learning is on-going. Student learning time is based on the amount of time the student needs to master the information, not how fast the teacher must move the class before the end of the school year.

Oxbow’s academic program is competency based. It focuses on outcomes of learning and is adapted to the needs of each student. As a competency based program, Oxbow’s educational model emphasizes student mastery of standard curriculum with a minimum proficiency of 80%. The pace of instruction is based on the student’s needs, not the teacher’s schedule.

Students use standard textbooks divided into chapters. Learning is student paced and teacher-directed the student is required to pass each chapter with a score of 80% or high in order to progress to the next concept.

If a learning intervention is necessary, it is applied at the time of discovery, not when the teacher has time. Parents receive continuous academic progress reports via the Parent Portal on the web.

The Standard Achievement Test, or SAT 9, is administered at the beginning and end of treatment, providing an assessment of academic progress. This test, and the student’s transcripts, provides a foundation for the student’s education plan, or SEP.

While Oxbow Academy’s competency based program focuses on learning outcomes, students have shown tremendous improvement in the learning process itself, making progress in:

  • Developing organizational skills
  • Improving textbook and note taking skills
  • Increased reading comprehension and reading competency
  • Improved reading speed and conceptualization
  • Increased vocabulary and spelling competency
  • Improved extraction of information through research
  • Increased interest in college and vocational schools after high school
  • Increased student self- confidence and self-esteem

If you would prefer to discuss your situation with a counselor, we invite you to call an admissions counselor, at 855-676-4272.

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