Who We Serve

Summit Achievement serves adolescents aged 13 to 20 from around the world. Typically our students may be experiencing difficulty within their family, school, and/or personal lives.

The typical student may be struggling with one or more of the following:

  • Academic underachievement/failure
  • Adoption issues
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Computer/social media misuse/abuse
  • Defiant toward authority
  • Depression
  • Difficulty grieving the loss of a close friend or family member
  • Drug or alcohol experimentation or abuse
  • Executive functioning issues
  • Impulsive
  • Low self-esteem
  • Lacks motivation
  • Mild Asperger’s/high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder and non-verbal learning disorders
  • Poor decision making
  • Poor social skills
  • Refuses or avoids responsibility for behavior
  • Susceptible to negative peer pressure
  • School-refusal/truancy

Cautiously Considered:

  • FSIQ below 90
  • Physical aggression only in the home
  • Prodromal psychiatric disorders
  • Significant history of self-harm, suicidal ideation, eating disorder, or learning issues
  • Some aggressive behavior (not indicative of a long-standing pattern)

Exclusionary Criteria:  

  • Active psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia, current severe depression, or mania
  • Active suicidal ideation
  • Dissociative disorder or panic disorder (poorly controlled)
  • Eating disorders not in remission
  • Medical conditions or disorders which are difficult to manage in the field
  • Physical conditions that substantially restrict program participation
  • Refusal to enroll and comply with programming
  • Sexual predatory behavior or victimization of others
  • Significant history of assaultive conduct or bullying behavior
  • Student is not a good fit for Summit’s current population (determined by Clinical Team)
  • Substance dependence with the likelihood for development of acute withdrawal symptoms
  • Significant history of running away