Alternative And Boarding Schools In Baltimore

Is the behavior of your child causing chaos in your family life?

Have you seen your child display any of the self-destructive behaviors listed below?

  • Drug Abuse
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Abrupt Change in Personality
  • Adoption Issues
  • Uncontrollable Anger
  • Manipulative
  • Skips School
  • Lying – Stealing
  • You can’t make me, attitude
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Legal Problems
  • Family Conflict
  • Cutting – Self-Harm
  • Substance Abuse
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Fighting – Violence
  • Can’t Keep Friends
  • Grades Have Fallen
  • School Suspensions
  • Gang Involvement
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Runs Away
  • Depression
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Sexually Active
  • Blatant Disregard of Rules
  • Hanging With the Wrong Crowd
  • Attempted or Threats of Suicide
  • Bullying
  • Smoking
  • I hate you, attitude
  • Poor Emotional Control
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Never at Fault
  • Eating Disorder (Anorexia, Bulimia)
  • Withdrawn From Family

 

Although all parents love their children and want them to succeed in life, sometimes there comes a point where distance is the best approach to separating teens from negative influences. Depending on your preferences, the boarding schools in Baltimore are an excellent means of accomplishing exactly that. Here are a few questions to ponder as you search for the right school.

Is the School Coed?

The popular perception of boarding schools is that they only take on one gender. While there is some truth to the stereotypes, many places will accept both boys and girls. Of course, the whole point of sendingĀ  a troubled teen to boarding school is to encourage constructive habits rather than to get in trouble with the opposite gender. Although there is no right answer to this one, with coed schools it is important to make sure that school policy and procedure are in agreement with your personal preferences.

What Kind of Experience Do the Teachers Have?

Even when evaluating regular schools, nobody wants their kids to be taught by someone who is obviously not qualified. Due to the extra duty of care that boarding schools have towards their students, however, there is an even greater need for faculty members to be above reproach. The good news on this front is that most boarding schools have teachers with resumes that speak for themselves. For parents who are jotting down their options, a basic check should lay any questions on this front to rest.

Will the School Accept a Teen Who Has a Criminal Record?

Whether you are dealing with a Court Appointed teenager or a teenager who has a criminal record, this is a serious issue that will have to be addressed sometime before enrollment. Fortunately, communicating with the administration can go a long way in this respect. At some schools, faculty may be willing to consider students on a case by case basis depending on the teenager’s history and the specific offense. In other situations, you may have to look more closely at programs that specialize more with troubled youth. Either way it is probably best to ask this question early in the selection process.

Of course, these are just some of the factors that need to be considered when choosing a school for your child. Here at Parent Resources, we will make recommendations based on your situation. Contact us to learn more about the boarding schools in Baltimore and to find out which ones are best suited to your teenager.