Who We Treat
Adolescent girls, ages 13 to 18, who have generally struggled academically, socially, emotionally and at home. Our students have typically made poor choices in family, peer or other social relationships. Often, these issues have led to a path of confusion and loss of self-esteem.
It is important that students enter our school at least somewhat willingly, curious about themselves and, to some degree, already acknowledging the challenges that have been in the way of their growth and success.
Body Image Issues
Distorted self-image and dysregulated moods
Recovery rom Chemical Dependency and Abuse
Mild Attachment Issues
Poor Executive Functioning Skills
Poor Peer Relationships
Trauma and stress-related conditions
Chrysalis students have various learning styles and academic needs; a student must have at least one full year of high school left. An overall IQ of 90 or higher is necessary for acceptance. Academic challenges should be responsive to tutoring, special accommodations, low student-to-teacher ratios, our minimal-distraction learning environment, comprehensive therapy, general program structure, the therapeutic milieu and medications (when applicable).
How long do most students stay?
Length of stay is not fixed, but rather reflects each student’s individual needs and can be extended as long as clinically and academically necessary. The typical stay is about 12-18 months.
How do you determine if a student is a good fit?
The Chrysalis admissions director, clinical leadership and academic director work together to assess a student’s appropriateness by reviewing psychological and educational testing, interviewing her former or current therapist, interviewing the family and reviewing the completed application. Each prospective student is assessed on a case-by-case basis to make the best decision possible.