Student Life

When students are admitted to Silver Oak, they become a part of a cohesive, supportive community of peers and qualified staff.

Silver Oak Academy embraces a wide spectrum of students with targeted needs, so every student feels like they belong, and that they can succeed. We offer a normalized middle and high school environment where students walk freely between classrooms and adhere to school rituals and traditions.  A wide array of student clubs and on-campus activities invite students to foster talents, hobbies and passions.

Silver Oak students have a pride in their school and their campus, and through our unique campus design, learn the value of values, goals and community.

Vibrant Campus

Silver Oak Academy impresses visitors with its 75-acre campus which includes vast athletic fields, gymnasium, and an academic quad. The campus environment sets a tone that reinforces academic inclusion, student achievement, and family and community involvement.

Our program prepares students who have been expelled to return to a traditional school in their home communities, or to continue their education in a vocational school or college, or to become gainfully employed.

When families participate in parent-teacher conferences, attend athletic events or graduations, they celebrate milestones alongside these young men. Our campus is a true community: a place where students live, a place where students study, a place where they meet new friends and learn new skills, and a place where they discover new, bright futures.

Student Orientation

With the aid of a student mentor, the new student is introduced into the program as soon as possible. Varied learning, linguistically appropriate materials, and instructional strategies ensure each student comprehends the orientation process, which includes a tour of the campus, the development of a school schedule, a health examination, and program information as well as resources which include the student resource guide and an I-VALIDATE binder.

Orientation recognizes the integral role that parents, families and other approved supportive adults play. Family members are welcome to tour the campus and meet staff, if they were unavailable to visit prior to a student’s admission.  Through Orientation, the family will be involved in the development of the student’s Individualized Treatment Plan that identifies clear education, treatment and life goals for the student.