T.E.A.C.H. Academic Program for Recovering Students
Students return to the classroom by attending classes on campus while residing in a structured treatment environment.
What is T.E.A.C.H.?
In 1998, the T.E.A.C.H. Academic Program instituted a groundbreaking educational support system that combined residential treatment with classes at local colleges in Southern California.
The T.E.A.C.H. Program provided a much needed bridge for recovering students who wanted to continue their education and also receive ongoing clinical support for their recovery.
Students are accepted into the T.E.A.C.H. program on a “year round” basis so that they can start immediately taking tours of local academic institutions and participating in our recovery related process groups that focus on the the stress and anxiety surrounding academics.
With the guidance of their dedicated academic counselor and recovery counselor, the student will begin the process of compiling academic records from past institutions and begin enrollment into the appropriate next phase of education.
- Career assessment
- Evaluation of past academic history
- Plan educational goals while at SLBTS
- Complete application for the institution or program they will attend
- Registration for classes
- Purchase books and school supplies
- Review T.E.A.C.H. schedule and work with case manager on creating an individualized treatment plan
80% Class Completion Rate
Our academic institute for recovering students includes academic counselors who help with the sometimes painful process of gathering past transcripts to gain a full understanding of the students current status and what their next academic milestone should be.
Our long standing partnership with local Orange County colleges, including Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College, has given the educators at those institutions the rewarding experience of seeing our combination of structured recovery and educational growth.
As Dick Wilson, Professor and Dept. Chair at Saddleback College, in Mission Viejo California, writes:
"What we have in the T.E.A.C.H. program is truly unique to the world of treatment and education. I know of nothing like it anywhere. Sober Living by the Sea's students continue to excel and are models for other students."
- Academic Planning
- Standardized Career Testing and Assessment
- Campus Tours
- 1:1 Comprehensive academic advising
- School supplies and text books
- Tuition for 1 to 2 classes
- Transportation to and from school or program
- Monitored study sessions 4x a week
- Academic Counseling
- Process Groups Addressing:
- Stress Management
- Time Management
- Test Anxiety
- Social Anxiety
- Academic Lecture series
- Academic aftercare planning
- Exclusive T.E.A.C.H. activities:
- K-1 Racing, Indoor Sky-diving, Paintball, Sea Kayaking, and much more
Some More Info About the T.E.A.C.H. College Program:
- Downloadable T.E.A.C.H. Brochure
- See an Extensive List of T.E.A.C.H. Program Services
- Read a Testimonial Letter from a Grateful Student
- Read a Testimonial Letter from a Grateful Parent
- See a sample T.E.A.C.H. Weekly Schedule
- Official T.E.A.C.H. Website
Education in Motion
High School Program
Who does it benefit?
- Students who want to receive their GED or receive their HS diploma
What is included?
- GED preparation and test
- Courses to complete HS diploma
The T.E.A.C.H. Program is designed for students who are looking to attend college for the first time, current college students, and even past college students. T.E.A.C.H. helps with credit recovery, transfer applications, applying and reapplying to school, and re-enrolling after medical leave, academic probation, or expulsion.
Who does it benefit?
- First time college student
- Students with numerous credits from multiple colleges
- Students who dropped out, withdrew, were expelled, or who are on academic probation
- Have been successful in school and want to build more college credit
- Students looking to transfer schools
- Students looking to reapply or re enroll in school after taking medical leave, being on academic probation or having been expelled
- Students who have completed HS or their GED and are looking to apply to a 2-year or 4-year institution.
Schools clients attend:
- Saddleback College
- Irvine Valley College
- University of California Irvine, Extension Program
- Online Coursework from various institutions
Not all students want to the traditional college experience. We offer academic paths for vocational schooling for those who have career goals that can be met with vocational schooling.
Types of schooling can include:
- Drug & Alcohol Counseling Classes to become a licensed addiction treatment expert
- Psychiatric Technician
- Massage Therapist
- Automotive Technician
- Graphic Design
- Many More
Successful Students Continue Education & Sobriety
The success stories of the T.E.A.C.H. program are numerous and impressive. Many of our recovering students originally arrived here in Newport Beach, Orange County, suffering from the effects of their substance abuse or physically coping with the symptoms of their eating disorder. Some students arrive here in California after completing primary treatment at another treatment center just to enroll in the T.E.A.C.H. Program.
The T.E.A.C.H. college program can help students at all academic levels. Some recovering students begin the T.E.A.C.H. program trying to earn their high school diploma or a GED, while other students have some college credits (often at multiple colleges) to build upon. Still other recovering students start on their Masters Degree while in the T.E.A.C.H. program. The individual academic counseling will help plan an academic regimen that is just right for each individual student. The T.E.A.C.H. Sober College program has seen many of its students begin by earning accredited and transferable units at local Southern California Community Colleges (like Orange Coast College and Saddleback College), and many students have gone on to acclaimed "Top 25" universities and receive their diploma in the arts and sciences. Some students have gone on to earn Law Degrees, become nurses, and complete other advanced degrees.
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Continued Residential Treatment is Vital to Successful Integration Back Into the Classroom
As with all treatment programs at Sober Living by the Sea, students are housed in single gender accommodations that are nice, clean, and located in the vibrant recovery community of Newport Beach.
Since participation in an appropriate 12-step program can be vital to recovery, as part of our T.E.A.C.H. Program, all student residents are required to attend daily 12-step meetings both on and off the premises. Ongoing treatment includes relapse prevention classes and workshops to assist them in developing sober leisure skills and healthy college friendships. This ongoing treatment regimen and recovery education is of crucial importance since the recovering students may be continuing on to other colleges where they will be in contact with friends from their "pre-treatment" lives.
We will closely monitor the students and continue their treatment program to identify when the student is exhibiting signs of stress or frustration that might threaten their program of recovery. Our multidisciplinary support system of addictions experts will provide the help and guidance needed to ensure that the recovering man or woman is able to continue their education in a healthy manner that is appropriate to their treatment program.
Please contact our admissions department to begin the process of enrolling in Sober Living by the Sea's T.E.A.C.H. program.
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