Ten years of positive outcomes.

Silver Oak Academy provides a safe, normalized middle and high school environment where students develop their skills with the help of supportive faculty and staff. Our graduates get jobs, succeed in school and return to alumni events, proud to tell us of what they have accomplished. Through our strong public-private partnership with the state’s resources, talented workforce, supportive communities and progressive policies, Silver Oak offers youth a chance to receive a quality education, to discover a passion in sports, the arts or vocations, and (most importantly) the chance for rehabilitation and reintegration.


  • Of 69 graduates in 2015, only 2 re-offended
  • Dramatic increase in protective factors


  • Nearly 100 high school diplomas and GEDs awarded since inception
  • SOA students doubled their academic growth (RIT) in reading and math


  • Kahlert Hall, a specialized transitional living house, offers aftercare services and independent living skills
  • 100% employed, enlisted or enrolled upon graduation

How we do it:

In order to be effective, we have learned that partnerships work best, and we embrace the fact that our services will continue to evolve according to the latest research, state initiatives and the needs of our students. We have expanded the services we offer to increase family engagement, and have embraced trauma-responsive care. We work to bring hope, independence and citizenship to future generations.

Silver Oak by the Numbers:

The minimum number of treatment hours each youth receives while at Silver Oak Academy.
Hours of community service and work in the community provided by SOA students every year.
Relevant Career-Technical Education tracks offer students real-life experience and industry-recognized certifications that prepare them for a professional career after graduating from Silver Oak Academy.
Earned by students for their work in the community.
High School diplomas earned each year.
MPSSAA -sanctioned sports which offer students opportunities for competition and fun, and a normalized high school experience. Intramurals and student clubs cultivate interests and passions that can last a lifetime.