The Shortridge Academy milieu is structured to support strengths development by offering an authoritative and more normalized environment. Within an authoritative structure, students are provided limits and non-negotiables that serve as the “book ends” of the community. In between these are the areas that we regularly engage and partner with students.
Our general categories of agreements are “A” (personal and physical safety and security – non-negotiable), “B” (negotiable areas such as dress code), and “C” (Clinically related – non-negotiable). Students and families are introduced to these categories of agreements at enrollment and reminded through daily interactions within the milieu and via the committees.