Summit Achievement Team Presents on Adventure Therapy and Academics

Summit Achievement’s team was hard at work last month, preparing for and presenting at the Northeast NATSAP Conference. Presentation topics included those near and dear to the Summit model: Adventure Therapy and Blended Learning. The Northeast Regional NATSAP (National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs) conference took place in Newport Rhode Island, on October 25th […]

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 […]

Why Traverse: A short-term, therapeutic boarding school

Summit Achievement was started in 1996 as a one-of-a-kind, therapeutic program offering a hybrid model. Students go to an accredited, highly individualized school for three days, and then head out into our vast field area for weekly, adventure therapy -style “expos.”  After a decade of Summit Achievement, we realized there was something missing from the […]

Why today’s teens need more support than ever

Why Today’s Teens Need More Support Than Ever  Current High school students (13-18 years old), were approximately 4th-8th graders when the COVID Pandemic broke out in 2020. At the time, these students were making the critical jump from Elementary schools to Middle and High Schools. At that pivotal stage of development, school is the focal […]