Academics

Accredited Education

Silver Oak Academy offers its students an accredited high school education with the opportunity to earn up to 28 high school credits each academic year. Silver Oak places a strong emphasis on its education program with over six hours of classroom instruction each day. This rigorous program is the work of an experienced team of education professionals who believe every student can learn and succeed.

Silver Oak’s Instructional Framework™

Reading, writing and mathematics are vital components of education, but Silver Oak emphasizes an additional 4 R’s: relationships, rigor, relevance and rituals. In the Instructional Framework™, Administrators, teachers and students work collaboratively to achieve academic goals.

Rigor: SOA classes and high school graduation requirements align with Common Core Standards; students easily transfer or leave with a high school diploma.
Relevance: SOA implements a personalized, culturally-relevant curriculum focused on 21st century skills.
Relationships: Teachers develop relationships and become advocates for students, supporting treatment goals in the classroom.
Rituals: Family, staff and students participate in graduations and learning celebrations; they are able to visualize the student’s continued success.

15 Years of Academic Excellence

Quality Education

Quality Education

With small class sizes and a full staff of highly qualified teachers, Silver Oak students earn up to 28 credits each academic year.

Academic Growth

Academic Growth

SOA students exhibited significant academic growth in reading and math, doubling the national average for expected progress (measured by RIT scores).

Achievements

Achievements

Since 2009, nearly 100 Maryland at-risk youth have received high school diplomas or GEDs from Silver Oak Academy.