Wellness and Education Supports
Some students struggle in a typical brick and mortar classroom environment; alternative approaches may be necessary to meet the needs of these students.
Blended Education Support Transition (BEST)
Laurel Life created a virtual learning environment which assists students with supports over and above those found in a typical classroom. This unique blend of services can support students who, for many reasons, have trouble in a standard classroom and school setting.
The Blended Education Support Transition (B.E.S.T.) program is a distinctive model designed to meet a student’s needs in a small, calm, and quiet learning environment. This alternative form of education allows for a student-centered and independent virtual learning experience where students can be successful.
Laurel Life is Here to Help
We have found that some students have trouble understanding the model of a cyber setting. It can be overwhelming for a child to independently navigate academics. Our teachers and staff provide coaching for students to learn the ins and outs of a virtual learning environment. Students are expected to physically attend school on a set schedule while they are navigating this cyber world of learning. Our staff walk the students through their use of technology so they can fully understand what is expected of them. As students become comfortable with this learning process, they are encouraged and expected to work from home virtually while continuing at a reasonable pace with their academics.
Students must regularly check-in to the physical school building with Laurel Life staff to ensure they are maintaining an appropriate pace with their academics, passing their classes, and being an overall successful learner. In this blended setting, students can make up incomplete courses through credit recovery, stay on track with their academic goals, and/or earn their high school diploma from their school district with Laurel Life’s support.
Many students have emotional needs
One on one mentoring of students occurs as needed to address areas such as social anxiety, family concerns, self-esteem, and depression. These challenges often impact a student’s learning. With the support of Laurel Life, students are able to process their concerns in a therapeutic environment. These students can then focus on their academics and be successful.
Laurel Life staff can also suggest tutoring as students are monitored for work completion, grades, and their pace with their courses. Our team includes certified teachers to provide one-on-one tutoring, when necessary. Students are encouraged to advocate for themselves and ask for support as needed. This direct support allows students to complete their courses at a reasonable pace and gives them the ability to earn credits for their academic work.
We believe in supporting a student's whole self
We understand trauma and other outside influences can have a negative impact on students’ ability to learn. We also know learning environments must be supportive, flexible, and adapt to individual student needs. Our team of professionals can diagnose problems and create a roadmap for each individual student to foster their success. We encourage you to find out more by contacting Laurel Life to see how we can meet your students’ needs.
Student Options to Acquire Resiliency (SOAR)
Collaborative, Specialized and Integrated
Mental Health Support Program for Students attending virtual education
Close collaboration with host school districts
Off-site setting within the local community
Provide an environment to promote social, emotional and academic success
Evidence based practices and framework
Trauma competent and brain science focused
Evidence Based Treatment Model
Laurel Life SOAR program utilizes the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency Treatment Framework. ARC is a framework for intervention with students and families who have experienced multiple and/or prolonged traumatic stress.
ARC identifies three core domains that are frequently impacted among traumatized youth, and which are relevant to future resiliency. ARC provides a flexible, theoretical framework for child- and family-serving systems, core principles of intervention, and a guiding structure that is applied to the education setting.
To learn more about SOAR please contact us online or at (717) 375-4834