Program Facts

ASR Fast Facts:

  • Established in 1997 in Cummington, MA
  • 100 students — 100% boarding
  • College Preparatory / Therapeutic
  • Year-round, Rolling Admissions
  • Grades 9-12 / co-educational
  • Flexible Length of Stay — average of 15 months
  • 636 acre campus
  • Ages 14-17.5 — average of 16.5
  • Representing 28 states
  • 30% females / 70% males
  • The ideal Swift River candidate meets the "back on track" criteria. They have previously experienced academic and personal success and have gotten "off-track."
  • ASR is designed to help them:
    • Re- LEARN
    • Re- CONNECT
    • Re- DISCOVER

Pathways Orientation:

  • Experiential transition from home, RTC, or wilderness programs.
  • Small Orientation group — average of 12 students.
  • Consistent communication between wilderness therapist and Pathways staff to download important treatment information.
  • Protects treatment gains and provides a "bridge" to TBS.
  • Preparation for transition through a variety of team building, experiential and introspective assignments.
  • Academics begin at completion of Pathways.
  • Specialized RTC transition track available.

Academic Services:

  • 100% College Placement
  • Rigorous college preparatory curriculum
  • 10 Teachers
  • 3 Foreign Languages
  • Organizational & Executive Functioning Study Skills Coach/Course
  • College Courses
  • SAT Prep
  • SAT, ACT, SSATB test site
  • Masters Level Librarian

Clinical Services:

  • Life Phases Clinical Model
  • Individual Counseling
  • Specialized Group Sessions
  • CADAC Substance Abuse Specialist
  • Family Systems Support
  • Individualized visit schedule, including a "Working Visit" 4-6 weeks after enrollment
  • Psychiatric support with medication consultation and management available
  • Alumni and Transition Care Services
  • The Team Model:
    • Progression through the Life Phases Model is based on competent functioning within the clinical, academic, and residential life domains.
      • 5 Teams are each assigned the following:
      • 2 to 3 Clinical Counselors
      • 2 Teachers
      • 3 Residential mentors
      • Supervisor

Family Education & Support:

  • Working Visit 4-6 weeks after enrollment
  • Family orientation seminars
  • Individualized family education and support
  • Family team workshops

Student Life:

Adventure ASR:

  • Rock Climbing
  • White Water Rafting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Kayaking
  • Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking

The Arts:

  • Ceramics
  • Portfolio Development
  • Drawing
  • Music Lessons
  • Photography

Athletics:

  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Lacrosse
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Skateboarding

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