The Northbound Academy offers a variety of college classes through local community colleges, Universities, and trade schools. Essentially students can take any class the Director of Education feels would fit into their academic and/or career plan. Most students take classes that will apply towards their Associates or Bachelors degrees. Other students take classes for professional development. Some of our clients want to take classes to brush up on their computer skills or learn how to operate a small business.
We do our best to group our students in the same classes, provided they need the class for graduation. For example, if we have four students who need psychology 101, then we will place all four clients in the same psychology class. If one client needs psychology and another needs a science class, then we will register them in classes that occur at roughly the same time. This helps facilitate treatment schedules, tutoring times, and group activities.
How Many Classes Can I Take While in the Northbound Academy Program?
We often suggest that clients take no more than three classes during a semester in the Northbound Academy Program. Clients must be in treatment at Northbound throughout the duration of their class. We do not allow clients to enroll in
classes while receiving treatment at Northbound for addiction or alcoholism if they are planning on discharging prior to the completion of their classes. We have seen too many students start well, but finish poorly. Balancing sobriety and academics is a difficult task for anyone, let alone someone early in recovery, so we believe that a person needs to be committed to remaining in treatment at Northbound and the Northbound Academy throughout the duration of their classes. This often means that a client will have to extend their stay at Northbound to enter the Academy.
If you have any questions about the length of the upcoming Northbound Academy Session, please feel free to call us at anytime. We will be happy to provide you with a list of suggested classes, start and end dates, and prices.