Meet Lily Jocham

Summit Achievement has a new Marketing Director! Lily Wilkinson Jocham has worked in outreach and admissions for therapeutic programs since graduating from college. She has collaborated with Summit’s leadership several times over the past few years on marketing projects such as the new website launch in 2020 and various events and communications. Now she is […]

Why I left Outpatient Therapy to be a therapist at a Residential Therapeutic Program.

By Mike Deluca, LCSW I am writing to preface this post by saying I was an outpatient therapist for four years and I loved it! I also deeply respect my fellow outpatient therapists and their critical role in the continuum of care for clients. This post is intended to highlight some of the critical differences […]

Summit Achievement earns prestigious Academic Accreditation.

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) has awarded Summit Achievement with its prestigious academic accreditation. Summit is one of the few treatment programs in the nation that has achieved this prestigious accreditation from NEASC, which has been accrediting New England’s independent and public schools since 1885. Our CEO, Nichol Ernst, LCSW, pointed […]

Summit Renews AEE Accreditation

Summit Achievement has just successfully completed our third, vigorous re-accreditation process by the Association for Experiential Education for Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Programs and subsequently has been awarded accreditation for another six years!  Summit was the second in the nation to be initially accredited in 2015, and is now the first Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Program in […]

Safe Struggles at Summit Achievement

The following Summit Blog Post is the lightly edited transcripts of the Autism and Neurodiversity Podcast hosted by Jason and Debbie Grygla. This episode is with Nichol Ernst, our executive director, in which he talks about how Summit Achievement works with young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Non-Verbal Learning Disorders.  To listen to this episode titled click  “Safe […]