Glenforest School strives to meet the academic and social needs of students who require a positive, supportive learning environment to achieve their individual post-secondary goals.
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School Mission: Glenforest School strives to meet the academic and social needs of students who require a positive, supportive learning environment to achieve their individual post-secondary goals.
School Vision: To empower and equip our students to be successful in a highly competitive world.
(1) Ensure student learning through assessment, instruction, and progress monitoring
(2) Nurture a culture of self advocacy and the confidence to learn
(3) Cultivate the skills for students to develop and maintain meaningful relationships
(4) Prepare our students to succeed as responsible citizens through their contributions towards the betterment of society
(1) Working until the job gets done
(2) Seeking research to guide our planning and instruction
(3) Building relationships with students, families, and communities
(4) Planning and implementing instruction to achieve the mission and vision of Glenforest School
(5) Holding students accountable for learning while providing them the support to learn
(6) Building a partnership with families to support the purpose of Glenforest School
---We believe in the inherent worth of each student
---We believe that all students can learn
---We believe that each student is entitled to receive instruction in a manner which enables him or her to learn and progress academically
---We believe that students, in addition to academic instruction, must be taught understanding and tolerance for each other
"We have a very bright student, but was on the bad behavior track in his old school district because he would cope poorly with being overwhelmed by lots of other students and having to switch gears unexpectedly. We chose Glenforest because the focus for the students is to return to task, not sit them out for days at a time with suspensions. At Glenforest, he is making better choices in every area, he is returning to task when he does mess up, his grades are steady & reflecting his intelligence and he is making practical, post high school plans. Glenforest sees through the challenges to help develop the person within. He was 'a troubled child' in his old school district. He has earned 'role model' status at Glenforest." ~Anonymous
"Our son Tanner was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, & Sensory Integration Dysfunction at age 4. The years that followed were full of ABA in-home therapy, OT, chiropractic, dietary & biomedical intervention, just to name a few of the interventions we tried. Finding the right schooling option was incredibly hard. We attended two small private schools & home-schooled twice, but we knew Tanner was not getting the best experience possible. Making the decision to come to Glenforest was difficult, as we live in another community. I am so glad we did, though, because it is one of the best decisions we ever made for Tanner. At GF, Tanner has had the opportunity to switch classes & have a very typical high school experience, while still receiving a modified curriculum. The staff at GF are nothing short of angels. The energy, love, & dedication they pour into the kids daily amazes me. It is truly a gifted calling to be a teacher to kids who learn differently, & I am so thankful for these special people. Tanner has also had the opportunity to participate in a team sort, Cross Country, which would've been impossible in a regular school setting. This sport has had an invaluable positive impact on his life, & helped him to develop a lifelong healthy habit: running. The opportunity to contribute to a team & be coached is so important for all kids & has been such a blessing to him.I would encourage any parent of a child who is not thriving in a typical setting to consider Glenforest School. Knowing that your child is loved, nurtured, & treated as the unique & special person he or she is provides the peace of mind to carry parents through the tough times. Our family will always be thankful for this very special school." ~Nicci Smith