Titans Club Organization
The Lakeside Academy Titans Club is a positive group of students. The Titans Club reflects the positive peer culture’s need to identify and give exposure to acknowledged positive student leaders. A Titan serves as a role model and representative to the rest of the student body. This group of students will always hold significant influence over the peer culture in modifying behavior. For this reason, a Titan is given great opportunities, is highly recognized, responsible and held directly accountable for the functioning of the peer culture as a whole. This level of approach has proven successful in maintaining a very high level of structure at the Academy.
In order for a student to be considered for membership in the Titan Club, they must display and practice strong, positive leadership abilities or the potential to develop these skills with direction and practice. In doing so, the student will receive his Titanís pledge and will be evaluated over the next several weeks on meeting expectations, completing assigned tasks, and overall leadership ability. The student will receive the Titan status upon review and recommendation of their treatment team.
All students residing at Lakeside Academy attend school on campus. Our school is operated by Kalamazoo Regional Education Services Agency (KRESA). The education department focuses on the four core disciplines of education: English, Math, Science and Social Studies. After analyzing the transcripts of a student, the education department works to create an educational plan that follows the graduation requirements of the studentís home district. This process allows the courses that a student takes at the Academy to transfer back to the studentís home district. In addition to traditional coursework, students are also offered the chance to work toward the completion of the General Educational Development (GED) test.
All students attend school for 6.1 hours a day, five days a week (30.5 hours per week). The school is a year round program and maintains a flexible schedule that permits enrollment at any time in the year. School attendance is required and all missed work must be made up.
World of Work/Volunteer
The vocational opportunities enhance job skills and assists students in developing a work ethic. Students are expected to budget money and pay outstanding restitution.
Physical Fitness Training
Students participate in daily physical fitness training, which is designed to give students the opportunity to experience the physical and emotional benefits of healthful living and exercise. Additional benefits of this training are increased self-esteem, discipline, confidence and leadership skills.
Medical and Dental Care
All students admitted to Lakeside Academy will be provided with adequate medical and dental care as determined by qualified medical personnel. An initial nursing assessment takes place within 24 hours of arrival followed by a complete medical exam within one week of admission.
Students have the right to hold any religious belief. Reasonable efforts will be made to allow students to attend religious services of their choice. However, the right to express or exercise these beliefs by word or action is subject to the security and rehabilitative needs of the student and the Academy.
It is important that students stay busy and occupied at Lakeside Academy. There is little idle time allowed in order to ensure maximum opportunities for growth and education and minimum opportunity for boredom and wasted time. Therefore, a daily routine is set in place to achieve these expectations, as well as a multitude of activities and facilities to foster physical and mental growth.
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