School Support for Students

We are committed to helping our young patients progress in school while getting the eating disorder and mental health support they need. See our answers to common questions below.

Educational Support

Is school time built into my child's program schedule?

Yes. Weekday programming includes one to three hours of dedicated school time in a classroom setting.

Will my child stay enrolled in their current school at home?

In most cases, yes. Our goal is for students to stay enrolled and complete assignments provided directly by their current school. If this is not possible, we will help your family find another solution so their credits will transfer when they return home.

Who will oversee my child's school assignments and academic progress?

An education specialist works with kids and teens in our inpatient, residential and partial hospitalization programs. These specialists are trained to:

  • Partner with your child’s school to make sure assignments are reasonably achievable during the academic hours provided
  • Serve as an academic liaison with parents, school contacts (teachers, guidance counselors, administrators) and others
  • Review all school assignments with your child
  • Empower students to then complete schoolwork independently, providing additional support when needed
  • Ensure a smooth transition back to school when your child returns home by sending education transition plans and recommendations directly to their school

Students in Eating Recovery At Home and Pathlight At Home, our virtual intensive outpatient programs for eating disorders and mood and anxiety disorders, stay connected to school by accessing virtual care outside of their regular school hours.

For college students, most campuses offer flexibility when seeking mental health care. We provide any documentation needed and help advocate on your behalf.

Building Skills to Support Learning

In addition to support from our education specialists, your child's care team will help them understand their learning style and needs, building the awareness and skills they need to thrive in future academic settings.

Meet one of our education specialists, Rachel, here.

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