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Applewood Set to Welcome New Faces and Old Friends This Fall

With summer break having arrived, the staff of Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning is already thinking about fall. Our school is set to welcome some new faces, along with some old friends, this September as we embark on another year of supporting students on the road to success.

In preparation for the new year, staff member Jenn Mulville recently joined Applewood’s high school program. The move followed the departure of former program supervisor Greg Reilly, who was with Applewood for three years before he left for new responsibilities this past April.

“Greg is sorely missed by his students and staff, but we all wish him well in his new adventures – both in fatherhood and his new career,” says Danielle Schmidt, secondary child and youth worker. “Jenn has already displayed her high skill level and has quickly developed therapeutic relationships with the students.”

Mulville was previously the second staff in Applewood’s elementary program. She has a lengthy background in residential care and alternative school settings. “With her experience and enthusiasm, it is our hope that the Applewood treatment team will continue to advance and expand the high school program this fall,” says program coordinator Cara Pinchuk. “We are looking forward to starting out with a solid base of new and returning students who are ready to work with our knowledgeable staff members to form a successful group for the 2013-2014 academic year.”

Applewood’s team of educational and mental health professionals brings students their specialized experience in Special Education, psychiatry, psychology, psychometry and social work. “Our staff is able to offer students a unique educational alternative,” notes Pinchuk. “We provide significant clinical support so that we not only nurture our students’ educational growth, but also their emotional and behavioural growth as well. We are pleased to be offering an alternative for students who aren’t able to reach their full potential in a typical classroom setting.”

The elementary school program at Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning has been issued a Board Student Identification Number (BSID) and is listed as a private school on the Ontario Ministry of Education website. Our mission is to provide individualized, therapeutically supported educational programming for students from kindergarten to grade 8, whose learning has been impacted upon by challenges from developmental, medical, and mental health conditions.

We work in partnership with the local school board to help adolescent students earn high school credits. Read some of our success stories.

Applewood Academy aims to provide high quality, compassionate and therapeutic educational programming so that students can reach their highest academic potential. Contact us now to find out if your child would benefit from our therapeutic school program.