A New Beginning on School
Education is the work of youth and the foundation of work as an adult. For youth who are struggling with challenging personal issues, however, academic achievement is often far down on the list of active concerns. At the BRTC, academic achievement is promoted by giving each youth the opportunity to make it a priority and by fostering a safe and academically challenging learning environment.
The young men at the BRTC attend school on campus in a classroom with a fully certified teacher provided by our private school. The school is accredited by NAAS (Northwest Association of Accredited Schools). Our school uses a name different from the program name to protect the confidentiality of each student on transcripts and diplomas. When first admitted into BRTC, each student receives a credit evaluation and testing to evaluate ares of needed improvement. If needed, additional assistance is provided through our special education services and tutors. Our teacher to student ration is 1 to 6 providing an environment for students to make progress toward educational goals. Grades are issued for all classes, and credit is given for satisfactorily completed course work. The curriculum is standard for junior and senior high school; however, course work is also individualized to help each student meet graduation requirements. Teachers design individualized programs that correct academic weaknesses, capitalize on strengths, and increase self-confidence. Many students in the BRTC academic program have achieved academic success for the first time in their lives. Academic opportunities for advanced placement and college classes are also available for youth who are eligible for and interested in post-high-school education. Classes offered but not limited to are: Pre-algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, World History, American History, Earth Science, Writing Comprehension, English, Physical Education, Spanish, German, French, and Health.