Understanding Blended Learning at Summit Achievement & Summit Traverse 

Summit’s academic program is unique among those offered at residential treatment programs or wilderness/adventure therapy programs for many reasons. Our basic model is one that stands out because it involves not simply remote learning or credit recovery, but blended learning with subject-specific teachers. Furthermore, we are accredited as a private high school. We are fully […]

Don’t Miss Summit Achievement at NE NATSAP ’23!

We are so pleased to once again be attending the Northeast NATSAP Conference in Newport, RI October 25th and 26th, 2023! The regional conference of NATSAP (National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs) is always a delightful conference, filled with colleagues from near (and far!), connections old and new, and of course productive and educational […]

Summit’s Nichol Ernst Presents to AISNE Members about Student Mental Health & Wellness

On Friday, October 6th, Nichol Ernst, Summit’s Co-owner, CEO and Clinical Director had the unique opportunity to present to members of AISNE – the Association of Independent Schools in New England. Nichol’s presentation was part of AISNE’s “Welcome Back” week for their members, which coincided with Mental Health Awareness Week ‘23.  The presentation was titled […]

The Summit Origin Story

The story of Summit’s founding, as told by the three founders of Summit Achievement Chris Mays, Adam Tsapis & Will White Chris Mays In 1980, I started working with Outward Bound (OB) on Hurricane Island in Maine. I held a number of positions in the organization and met my wife, Candide Kane, there. At OB […]

Summit Achievement Supports Sky’s The Limit Fund with 8th Annual Adam Tsapis Hacker’s Scramble

Summit Achievement is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 8th Annual Adam Tsapis Hacker’s Scramble! New this year, the scramble is a fundraiser for Sky’s The Limit Fund, of which Summit Achievement is a proud partner. The golf scramble will be held on October 25th, 2023 at 10am in Portsmouth, Rhode […]

Staff Spotlight: Phil Browne

Summit is very lucky to have our medical director on campus. We’re especially lucky to have a medical director like Phil, who knows our program so well– he’s an asset to our community because he understands so clearly how our program runs, the students and families at Summit, and therefore how to make informed medical […]

When the insurance benefits are exhausted, consider Summit Achievement

When it comes to mental health treatment for adolescents and young adults, timely and effective interventions are crucial. Insurance coverage often plays a role in selecting treatment options, but it’s not uncommon for families to face limitations on their policy coverage. Insurance companies often stop paying for residential placement long before the therapeutic journey is […]