The curriculum at Aspen Achievement Academy, with its experiential learning approach, teaches students personal responsibility for their learning process. Teens graduate from Aspen Achievement Academy with a renewed sense of hope and enthusiasm for the life-long process of learning, enabling them to go on to other learning environments with the groundwork laid for continued academic growth and success.
"Hands-On" Experiential Learning at Aspen Achievement Academy
The academic program at Aspen Achievement Academy youth camp is designed to complement the therapeutic objectives of the program and promote positive learning experiences. The outdoor classroom provides a diverse physical setting that allows students to learn geology by studying rock strata and fossils, astronomy by looking into the clear night skies, and biology through study of local plants and animals. This "hands-on" experiential approach makes learning interesting and fun. It facilitates positive personal growth while enabling students to relate knowledge from books to real life experiences.
The curriculum focuses on English, Social Studies, General Science, and Physical Education. Students must complete written educational modules in addition to experiential activities to receive credits.
Students graduate from Aspen Achievement Academy with a renewed sense of hope and enthusiasm for the learning process - the groundwork laid for continued academic growth and success.
Page last updated Nov 17, 2008