Earn College Credits at Open Sky
The complexities of being a young person today are unprecedented. The increased prevalence of online learning and isolation have given rise to a variety of mental health challenges—such as anxiety, depression, grief, and loss— for high-school-aged students. Many adolescents experiencing these issues have had to step away from school to seek treatment but are still highly motivated by academics. At Open Sky, these students may now pursue both their education and overall well-being. We offer high-school-aged adolescents the opportunity to earn college credits while at Open Sky as well as use college savings to pay for their treatment and education.*
Open Sky offers high-school-aged adolescent students the opportunity to both earn college credits while at Open Sky and use college savings to pay for a portion of their treatment and education. In partnership with Western Colorado University, high-school-aged students enrolled in Open Sky’s adolescent program may choose to earn three credit hours in a special topics psychology course, Nature and the Human Psyche. The robust curriculum is specifically designed to align with the trajectory of students’ therapeutic work and deepen their experience in wilderness. Through independent study, group engagement, and experiential learning, students strengthen their core capacity for attention, curiosity, awareness, emotional intelligence, critical thinking, and connection.
*Consult with admissions to see if this is appropriate for your child.