Chicago — For the second year in a row, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, a private residential treatment center for eating disorders and substance abuse, with or without trauma, a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder, has been honored with the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) School of Excellence award for its on-campus school, TK Academy.
TK Academy has its own separate building, teachers and classrooms, and operates as a traditional educational center rather than a tutor-based program found at most treatment facilities.
The School of Excellence award is the group's highest level of recognition and is presented to private, special education schools that meet rigorous professional criteria and have demonstrated exceptional dedication, commitment and achievement in the field of special education.
The academic program at TK Academy is an integral part of the life-long recovery process at Timberline Knolls and sets it apart from the other adolescent treatment programs. Very few qualified licensed private schools in Illinois were bestowed this honor for the 2011-2012 school year, making TK Academy's selection even more outstanding.
"The education delivered through TK Academy is just as important to a resident's recovery as the clinical component," said Carrie Finazzo, M.Ed, C.A.S., and Principal at TK Academy. "Receiving this award two years in a row is a testament to the hard work and dedication ensuring that the highest level of academic excellence and personal well-being is available to every resident at Timberline Knolls."
Through a comprehensive, integrated approach that includes primary and group therapy, Timberline Knolls addresses residents' clinical needs while continuing to ensure academic growth. Residents attend classes that encourage their success in curricula consistent with the Illinois State Department of Education.
TK Academy provides students the opportunity for three hours a day of educational and therapeutic services, allowing them to receive individualized, results-oriented educational support, and allowing a continuation of classes while seeking treatment.
For more information on Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, visit www.timberlineknolls.com or call 877.257.9611.