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Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning

   
72 Orchard Drive, Belleville, Ontario, K8P 2K7

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Curriculum:
Traditional
Grades (Gender):
1 to 12 (Coed)
Tuition:
$115 to 68,250/year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
4 to 6
Enrolment:
Day: 10 (Gr. 1 - 12), Boarding: 20 (Gr. 1 - 12)

School Address
72 Orchard Drive, Belleville, Ontario, K8P 2K7

About this school:

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Applewood Academy is a CARF accredited therapeutic boarding school for students requiring individualized academic, clinical, and behaviour-management solutions. Our dedicated staff have experience in special education, psychiatry, psychology, psychometry and social work. We maintain academic and residential placements through development of therapeutic relationships; application of behavioral management techniques; implementation of individualized learning programs; and continuous clinical and academic support. — Visit school website




Reviews:

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The Our Kids review of Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning

our takeEvery private school exists to meet the needs of a specific set of learners, which is something that on the whole differentiates private education from the public system. And in that sense, you can’t find a better example than Applewood. It isn’t the right school for all students, but for a specific set of students—principally ones that require therapeutic support and individual learning programs—it is unequalled. When students arrive at Applewood they find themselves in an environment in which they are at the centre of the program, not somewhere ancillary to that. They also find a staff that is expert in their needs, and can envision their path to success. It’s a great school, and a great story. The ideal student is the one who is struggling elsewhere, and who can benefit from a dedicated, empathetic, specialized environment.





Principal's Message

principal

Mr. Terry Stevenson, Director

Every stage of life brings exciting challenges as well as problematic obstacles. At Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning, we offer students a confidential and safe classroom to learn the necessary skills to manage.

Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning began building its team of educational and mental health professionals in 2001. Students and families are offered a dedicated staff with specialized experience in Special Education, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychometry and Social Work.

Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning is a privately operated school, licensed by the Ministry of Education, to provide educational programming for students from kindergarten to grade 8, who have exceptional treatment and behavioural needs.

At Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning, our primary goal is to provide children with opportunities for academic success and thereby create a positive attitude toward an environment that is often avoided, due to their previous negative experiences.

Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning’s mission is to maintain the child’s academic placement through the development of therapeutic relationships, the application of behavioral management techniques, the implementation of individualized learning programs and continuous clinical and academic support.

Applewood Academy’s vision is that children with specialized treatment needs will have access to high quality, compassionate and therapeutic educational programming that allows for the simultaneous delivery of educational and therapeutic interventions.

Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning has set its’ goals:

  1. To assist children with special treatment and learning needs in obtaining their highest academic potential;
  2. To promote healthy personality development in the child;
  3. To reduce and counterbalance the negative factors contributing to a child’s emotional health;
  4. To support and facilitate the transition of the child back into a community school whenever possible and beneficial to the child or engage in planning which promotes continuity of care for the child when this is not possible;
  5. To support the child becoming a successful and self-led learner;
  6. To support the child to feel part of a school community; and
  7. To provide professional teaching and counseling through classroom experiences that promote normal maturation (care), prevent further injury to the child (safety), and correct specific problems that interfere with healthy personality development (treatment).

We look forward to hearing from you with any inquiries you may have. Feel free to contact us at any time!

Sincerely, 

Terry Stevenson


Academics


Curriculum Traditional

Primary Curriculum: Traditional


What Applewood Academy says: Many of our students have experienced frustration and lack of success in the school setting. Some also struggle with peer connections in this setting. We strive to create a program in which our students feel emotionally and practically supported in reaching their highest potential in the school setting. The elementary program focuses academically on the a direct instruction program model and Ontario curriculum. The high school program focuses on direct instruction programming and supported distance education through local community schools and Independent Learning Courses. Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning is structured around 5 key presentational competencies that support successful transition through school and into adulthood: 1. Academics: The student increases his/her academic functioning; 2. Internal Regulation: The student improves emotional and behavioural functioning; 3. Social Presentation: The student matures in social functioning equivalent his/her ability; 4. Safety: The student achieves and maintains a safe presentation; 5. Participation: The student maintains an academic based placement

  • Approach:
    Focus Special needs
    Academic Special needs , Troubled Teens


  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics Traditional Math

      Traditional Math typically teaches a method or algorithm FIRST, and THEN teaches the applications for the method. Traditional algorithms are emphasized and practiced regularly: repetition and drills are frequently used to ensure foundational mastery in the underlying mathematical procedures. The traditional approach to math views math education as akin to building a logical edifice: each brick depends on the support of the previously laid ones, which represent mastery over a particular procedure or method. Traditional Math begins by giving students a tool, and then challenges students to practice using that tool an applied way, with progressively challenging problems. In this sense Traditional Math aims to establish procedural understanding before conceptual and applied understanding.
      Learn about the different mathematics approaches  


    • What Applewood Academy says: Applewood provides direct instruction programming until the student achieves Ontario Curriculum grade level in remedial math.

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: Variety of material are used to support the mathematics program. Each students receives an individual program that is developed by the teacher using several learning tools the meet the students need.

    • Calculator policy: Students are allowed to use calculators only when they have shown they are able to add, subtract, multiply and divide independently as a basic skill.


    Early Reading Phonics-intensive

      Systematic-phonics programs teach young children to read by helping them to recognize and sound out the letters and syllables of words. Students are then led to blend these sounds together to sound out and recognize the whole word. While other reading programs might touch on phonetics (either incidentally or on a “when needed” basis), systematic phonics teaches phonics in a specific sequence, and uses extensive repetition and direct instruction to help readers associate specific letter patterns with their associated sounds.
      Learn about the different early reading approaches  


    • What Applewood Academy says: Applewood uses the direct instruction reading programs. Kindergarten to Grade 2 level teach sounds and sounding out. Grades 3-8 focus on grade level vocabulary, reading fluency and reading comprehension. Students who are not receiving direct instruction are completing programs from the Ontario Curriculum and/or individual academic programs developed to enhance a specific academic skill.

    • DIBELS Testing: This school periodically uses DIBELS testing to assess reading progress.

    • What Applewood Academy says: A psycho-educational assessment is completed for each student and is updated yearly using assessments - such as the Wiatt.


    Writing Equal balance

      Programs that balance systematic and process approaches equally likely have an emphasis on giving young students ample opportunities to write, while providing supplementary class-wide instruction in grammar, parts of sentences, and various writing strategies.
      Learn about the different writing approaches  


    • What Applewood Academy says: Applewood delivers writing instruction with a focus on the conventions of proper spelling, sentence structure, and punctuation. Students learn the basic structures of the paragraph and the essay, along with the writing skills necessary to produce them, There is an emphasis on clear and concise communication.


    Science Equal Balance

      Science programs that balance expository and inquiry learning equally will likely have an equal blend of tests and experiments; direct, textbook-based instruction and student-centred projects.
      Learn about the different science approaches  


    • Teaching approach: Applewood exposes the elementary students to the Ontario Science Curriculum standards through a variety of hands on activities and highly visual presentations. High School level students receive courses through community High School programs and/or academics individually developed to teach and expand academic skills.

    • Topics covered in curriculum:

      Subject = offered
      Biology
      Chemistry
      Ecology
      Geology
      Meteorology
      Physics
      Physiology
      Zoology
    • Treatment of evolution:

      Evolution as consensus theory
      Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
      Evolution is not taught

    Literature Traditional

      In traditional literature programs students focus on decoding the mechanics of texts: plot, characterization, and themes. These texts tend to include a balance of contemporary and “classic” literature. When studying a past work, students investigate its historical context -- but only insofar as this adds understanding to the work itself. Past works are therefore studied “on their own terms”, and not merely as historical artifacts to be deconstructed: traditional literature programs are firmly rooted in the humanities, and carry the belief that great literature can reveal fundamental and universal truths about the human condition. These programs emphasize class discussions and critical essay writing, and aim to develop in students critical thinking, communication skills, and a cultivated taste and ethos.
      Learn about the different literature approaches  


    • What Applewood Academy says: Applewood uses a variety of texts to enhance students learning. Students are exposed to a variety of literature through their individual learning programs, direct instruction, and through curriculum based learning.


    Social Studies Core Knowledge

      Usually focused on teaching history and geography at an early age, the core knowledge approach uses story, drama, reading, and discussion to teach about significant people, places, and events. Breadth of content and knowledge is emphasized. The curriculum is often organized according to the underlying logic of the content: history might be taught sequentially, for example (as students move through the grades).
      Learn about the different social studies approaches  


    • What Applewood Academy says: Students are exposed to the experiences of children their own age around the world and in different historical time periods.


    Humanities and Social Sciences Pragmatism

      Pragmatism in the humanities and social sciences emphasizes making learning relevant to students’ present-day experience. Assignments tend to centre around projects and tasks rather than argumentative essays; these projects will often have a “real-world” application or relevance. There might be more of a social justice component to a pragmatic program, though that isn’t always the case. Subjects like history and philosophy are still covered/offered, but they play a less prominent role in the overall program than in the case of perennialism. The social sciences (contemporary geography, sociology, psychology, etc), meanwhile, might play a more prominent role in pragmatic programs. The key goals are to make learning progressive and relevant, while teaching students real-life skills and critical thinking.
      Learn about the different humanities and social sciences approaches  


    • What Applewood Academy says: Applewood uses real life, current, and past examples of what students of similar age would be experiencing in other countries in present day as well as what experiences would be relevant to those in other historical periods. Individual and curriculum based programming is included in the Social Sciences.


    Foreign Languages
    • What Applewood Academy says: This information is not currently available.

    • Languages Offered: This information is not currently available.


    Fine Arts Creative

      Creative arts programs are studio-driven. While historical works and movements may still be taught to add context to the program, students mainly engage in making art (visual, musical, theatrical, etc). The goal is use the actual practice of art to help educate students’ emotions, cognition, and ethos.
      Learn about the different fine arts approaches  


    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Acting
      Dance
      Drama/Theatre
      Graphic Design
      Music
      Visual Arts
    • Visual studio philosophy:

      Expressive
      Disciplined
    • What Applewood Academy says: The visual arts program is student-driven with a focus on creativity and art as a therapeutic outlet.


    Computers and Technology Light integration

      Computers are used in the classroom from time to time, but integrating technology into everything students do is not a dominant focus. Digital literacy is understood to be a legitimate skill in the 21st century, but not one that should distract from teaching the subject at hand, or more fundamental skills and literacies. The idea is today’s students, being “digital natives”, are likely exposed to computers and new media enough outside the classroom: the role of the school, rather, should be to develop competencies that may otherwise get missed.
      Learn about the different computers and technology approaches  


    • What Applewood Academy says: Computer are used in the school to enhance learning experiences and/or as a defined accommodation but are not a focus which would distract from the core learning required by our students.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What Applewood Academy says: The Ministry of Education supports and promotes the participation of students in daily physical activity. Consequently, Applewood Academy must ensure that all elementary students, including students with special needs, have a minimum of 20 minutes of sustained moderate to vigorous physical activity each school day during instructional time. The goal of daily physical activity is to enable all students to improve or maintain their physical fitness and their overall health and wellness, and to enhance their learning opportunities. Daily physical activity may include walking, active games, yoga, dance, aquatics, sports, and fitness and recreational activities (where facilities permit). In addition to daily physical activity Applewood provides Ontario Curriculum based learning.


    Sex and Health Education Doesn’t follow Ontario curriculum
    Topics covered in sex and health education:
    Topics We begin covering this topic at: Begins in Ontario
    Body parts Gr. 1
    Nutrition Gr. 1
    Human development Gr. 1
    Puberty Gr. 4
    Sexual health and hygiene Gr. 4
    Reproduction Gr. 5
    Pregnancy Gr. 7
    Sexually transmitted infections Gr. 7
    Sex and decision-making Gr. 7
    Contraception Gr. 8
    Consent Gr. 9
    Sexual orientation Gr. 8
    Gender identity Gr. 8
    Misconceptions relating to sexuality Gr. 10
    Relationships and intimacy Gr. 8
    Bias and stereotyping about sex Gr. 12
    Sexual harassment Gr. 9
    Body image issues Gr. 7
    Mental illness Gr. 1 Gr. 11
    Social justice and diversity

    What Applewood Academy says: As with all of our programs, we cover what ever is necessary based on the student\'s treatment needs, level of maturity, and cognitive functioning. As with our treatment team approach, family, care providers, teachers and therapists are part of the discussion of what and when to cover the topic of sexuality.

    Approach:
    Mostly value-neutral

    By and large, we teach sex education free of any particular moral or ethical standpoint. We try not to impose any particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) on our students when teaching sex and related issues.


    Fairly value-based

    Sex education is sometimes taught from a particular moral or ethical standpoint. Sometimes particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) are invoked when teaching sex and related issues.

    Traditional

    This includes a range of positions. A traditional approach might, for example, go as far as emphasizing the nuclear family and complete abstinence from sex before marriage. Alternatively, this approach might simply involve placing less emphasis on sex outside of the context of marriage and more emphasis on abstinence. Or finally, it might just involve focusing less on sex outside of the context of marriage.

    Progressive

    This might mean more emphasis is placed on the importance of such things as social equality, diversity, and choice in sex education.


    What Applewood Academy says: Applewood supports the Ontario initiative to openly educate students about sex-education. Applewood works in conjunction with our local health unit to deliver programming that encompasses topics relevant to the maturational and developmental needs of our students. Applewood, additionally provides alternative prevention programming targeting high risk behaviour and topics chosen based on an assessment of our clients needs.



    Curriculum Pace Student-paced

    • Standard-enriched
    • Accelerated
    • Student-paced

    The main curriculum pace is non-standardized and is HIGHLY responsive to the pacing of individual students, (via differentiated instruction, differentiated assessment, etc). In theory, some students outpace the default/normalized curriculum, while others spend periods "behind schedule" if they need the extra time.

    Flexible pacing:

    Flexible pacing style = offered
    Subject-streaming (tracking)
    Multi-age classrooms as standard
    Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
    Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
    Regular guided independent study opportunities
    Differentiated assessment

    What Applewood Academy says about flexible pacing: This information is not currently available.


    Academic Culture Supportive

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.

    What Applewood Academy says: Applewood strives to treat students in a manner in which our professional and supportive staff will exert every effort to respect the following fundamental principles of our services philosophy to enhance academic achievement: • We work in partnership with all of our students in a way that fosters dignity, self-respect and independence. • We demonstrate cultural proficiency, gender sensitivity, diversity and respect for individuals’ needs and strengths and promote these values within our professional networks and collaborations. • We focus on the students strengths in all aspects of programming, and promote individual achievement as a primary treatment objective.


    Developmental Priorities Emotional, Social

    Primary Developmental Priority: Emotional
    Emotionally intelligent and confident individuals, capable of leading both themselves and others.

    Secondary Developmental Priority: Social
    Socially aware and active citizens, motivated to change the world (or their community) for the better.

    What Applewood Academy says: Applewood aspires to shape our students into those who: - Have an improved understanding of self; identity, personal strengths, community and cultural awareness, existing resources and personal goal setting. - Achieve academic success and personal achievement with the consistent support and encouragement of the team. - Develop appropriate coping skills, ability to address emotional/behavioural problems and improved mental health. - Experience increased expectations regarding self-management and life skills, in correlation with functioning potential, until reaching full maturity.


    Special Needs Support Very High

    Very High

    Applewood Academy is a full-time special needs school. All students at Applewood Academy are receiving some form of specialized support. The school therefore offeres a very high degree of special needs support.

    • Academic Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
      Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties
    • Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD
      Support Type = offered
      Accommodations
      Modifications
      Extra support
    • What Applewood Academy says: Applewood engages in regular assessment of it's students and strives to support and accommodate those who have learning difficulties. The ongoing attention to a students Academic Care Plan allows the team to adjust a students plan as necessary while measuring goal achievement. Those with clinically diagnosed learning disabilities are welcome at Applewood Academy.

    • Support for moderate-to-severe special needs:
      Special needs
      Learning disabilities
      ADHD (moderate to severe)
      Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
      Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
      Dyscalculia
      Dysgraphia
      Language Processing Disorder
      Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
      Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
      Developmental
      Autism
      Asperger's Syndrome
      Down syndrome
      Intellectual disability
      Behavioral and Emotional
      Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
      Clinical Depression
      Suicidal thoughts
      Drug and alcohol abuse
      Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
      Physical
      Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
      Blindness
      Deafness
      Cystic Fibrosis
      Multiple physical
    • Additional Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Social skills programs
      Occupational therapy
      Psychotherapy
      Speech-language therapy
    • Summary: • Integration of psychometric and outcome measures into ongoing Treatment Plan. • Development and adherence to the student’s Treatment Plan. • Provision of clinical consultation services to Applewood Academy based on the student’s level of risk and need. • Treatment Update meetings and Program reviews with Clinical Director • Provision of clinical services to the student internally and/or externally depending on the student’s need. Recommendations for clinical services may include but are not limited to, art, group, play, cognitive behaviour and solution focused therapies. • Fostering the student’s sense of belonging in a school environment, peer group and/our community. • The identification and accessing of community based supports for both the student and family. • Provision of predictable staff availability to support the student in processing historical and current school/life experiences and, whenever possible, to maintain the same educational and clinical team.

    • What Applewood Academy says: Applewood engages in regular assessment of it's students and strives to support and accommodate those who have learning difficulties. The ongoing attention to a students Academic Care Plan allows the team to adjust a students plan as necessary while measuring goal achievement. Those with clinically diagnosed learning disabilities are welcome at Applewood Academy.


    Gifted Learner Support No Support

    Applewood Academy does not offer any specialized programming for gifted learners.

    Gifted education: If you want to learn more about gifted education, check out our comprehensive guide. It’s the first of its kind: it covers different kinds of gifted schools and programs, and a whole host of issues parents face in finding the right option for their gifted child.

    Homework Policy

    In grade 12, Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning students perform an average of No homework of homework per night.

    Nightly Homework
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    Site Average16 mins18 mins24 mins29 mins34 mins40 mins54 mins58 mins71 mins81 mins97 mins109 mins

    Report Card Policy

    How assessments are delivered across the grades:

    Lettered or numbered gradesJK to 12
    Prose (narrative)-based feedbackJK to 12
    Academic achievement reportingJK to 12
    Habits and behaviour reportingJK to 12
    Parent-teacher meetingsJK to 12

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.

    Recess Policy

     Grades12345678
    Non-lunch recessFrequency 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day
    Location Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
    Amount 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
    Lunch recessAmount 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45

    What Applewood Academy says: Like all aspects of our program, recess is a part of the therapeutic treatment plan for each student. Recess may be used to deliver and practice social skills, for play and physical activity, or just to unwind. Each recess allows 15 minutes for snacks and 30 minutes for physical activity. Lunch allows for 30 minutes to eat and 30 minutes of physical activity.

    Non-lunch recesses: All of this school’s non-lunch recesses take place between classes or academic periods.


    Extracurriculars

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    What Applewood Academy says:

    This information is not currently available.


    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Football
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Rowing
      Rugby
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
      Badminton
      Cross-country skiing
      Downhill skiing
      Equestrian
      Figure Skating
      Golf
      Martial Arts
      Running
      Snowboarding
    • Clubs offered: None


    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

    Day Boarding
     
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    Day$115 / day
    Boarding $252 / day$68,250
    What Applewood Academy says: The Boarding Rate covers room and board (private bedroom; meals, snacks etc), 24 hour supervision, transportation to and from school, up to 3 hours per week of extra staffing, access to many recreational activities, and group and individual therapy. The Day Rate covers the day treatment program without boarding.

    Discounts

    Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
    Full payment all students3%


    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.



    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Enrollment

    Total enrollment 30
    Average enrollment per grade3
    Average class size4 to 6
    Gender (grades)1 to 12 (Coed)
    Boarding offered Gr. 1 - 12
    % in boarding (total enrollment)67%

    If you want to learn more about boarding schools, check out our comprehensive guide.


    Student distribution: This information is not currently available.


    Admission

    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    Interview1 - 12
    SSAT
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    Rolling

    Boarding students:
    Rolling


    What Applewood Academy says:

    Given our focus on both treatment and academics, AAPL requires the completion of a detailed application form as well as consent to access and review any previous clinical information related to the student's problems (i.e., school, psychological, medical, psychiatric, etc. reports).  This background information, as well as our independent clinical assessment, enables us to develop an individualized treatment and academic plan for the student.



    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    100%

    Type of student Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning is looking for: AAPL works with students who have difficulty functioning within a regular classroom setting due to behavioural, emotional, social, and psychological problems. These students often have been previously diagnosed with ADHD, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder, depression, learning disabilities, etc.


    Day Boarding

    Student Entry Points

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    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
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    Boarding Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
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    University Placement

    highlights
    Services = offered
    Career planning
    Internships
    Mentorship Program
    University counseling
    Key Numbers
    Average graduating class sizeN/A
    *Canadian "Big 6" placementsN/A
    **Ivy+ placementsN/A

    *Number of students in 2015 who attended one of McGill, U of T, UBC, Queen's University, University of Alberta, or Dalhousie University.

    **Number of students since 2005 that attended one of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, University of Chicago, Oxford or Cambridge (UK)

    Schools our students are admitted to (last 4 years): Loyalist College, St. Lawrence College, Durham College, Trent University

    Stories & Testimonials

    News

    Specialty Programs - Support

    Applewood Academy's academic and therapeutic program includes a great many possibilities for its students. Participation in any of the following opportunities is always based on individual student need and is formalized in each student's Individual Educational and Treatment Plan or may just happen during a "teachable moment". Behavioural Support Anger Management Therapy Social Skills Therapy Behavioural Group Therapy Stress Management Therapy Play Therapy Individual Counseling Motivational Enhancement Therapy Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Brief Solution-Focussed Therapy Dramatic Arts / Role Playing Group Expressive Arts Therapy Interpersonal Therapy Milieu Therapy Eating Disorder Program Exercise Group Nutrition Group Healthy Lifestyle Group ...



    Our Location

    Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning is centrally located in the picturesque Bay of Quinte Region off of The Great Lake Ontario, in Ontario, Canada. It is only a 2 hour drive from the Toronto International Airport, a 2.5 hour drive from the Nation’s Capital and Ottawa International Airport and a 1.5 hour drive to the Canadian and United States of America Boarder Crossing. The Bay of Quinte Region is famous for its Waterfront Trails, Wineries, Cycling, Antiquing, Golfing, Beaches, Boating, Farming, Fishing, Theatre, Ice Fishing, Snowmobile Trials, Maple Sugar Bushes, and a large, nearby Native Community. The Bay of Quinte Region offers all the amenities of a big city with small town values and priorities. ...



    Our Program

    Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning provides a small group (12 or less), structured (1:4 ratio or better), therapeutically driven academic environment that allows students with special needs to either maintain or re-establish positive attitudes towards learning. The services provided are more intense than those found in a regular special education or alternative school setting. The Ministry of Education approved curriculum is developed and implemented through a Certified Teacher. Additional academic suport is provided through Child and Youth Workers who also assist in establishing a structured environment and behavioural management. The therapeutic component, including academic evaluations, clinical consultations, behavioural management strategies, therapeutic support staff and self-enhancement programs are administered through Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning. ...



    Our Students

    Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning’s students experience difficulties attending traditional academic placements. Often they are identified as having learning disabilities; mild intellectual deficiencies; developmental disabilities; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; oppositional defiant disorder; conduct disorder; an eating disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, autism or other emotional difficulties, such as, anxiety and sadness, which makes socializing very difficult. Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning provides short and long term educational / therapeutic programming for students in this situation, understands the challenges that families face with traditional academic settings and work with all members of a student’s treatment team, medical, psychological, and psychiatric to create a positive learning environment for the student and maximize the student’s learning potential. Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning is open to any child in need. Any parent or guardian in the community may refer their child to Applewood Academy. ...



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