Parent Choices for Struggling Teens Show "How To Build A New School"
Submitted by: Woodbury Reports
"Building a new school is not for the fainthearted," said Sharon Stricker, Founder of Whetstone Academy of South Carolina, a new Junior Boarding School for Boys in operation only a month, on LATalkRadio.com.
"The first consideration in founding a new school is to develop a precise profile of the kind of student you want to work with," explained Stricker, "followed by bringing together the elements of a program that will match the needs of the students."
"The next thing is to gather staff that are compatible and share your vision," continued Stricker, "followed by developing positive relationships with the agencies and neighbors of your school."
"All of these elements must be brought into a compatible whole, along with many other important elements, in order to create a new school that succeeds," concluded Stricker.
After several months of planning and developing, Sticker's new school, Whetstone Academy, opened its doors a little over a month ago. Currently at six students, Stricker projected that the optimum size of her school would be about 40 students. "So far, so good," exclaimed Stricker.
Stricker was a guest on Lon Woodbury's LATalkRadio.com show Parent Choices for Struggling Teens talking about what she learned during the process of developing Whetstone Academy. The Academy is a Junior Boarding School emphasizing developing each student's innate abilities and intelligences through a marriage of two philosophies, that of the Montessori methods and that of Carl Rogers. The purpose of the school is to take young boys who are floundering or making poor decisions and help them learn how to have the self confidence to make positive decisions.
Parent Choices for Struggling Teens is an internet talk radio show hosted by Lon Woodbury on www.LATalkRadio.com every Monday noon PST. Each show has a guest who is working on the cutting edge of methods and ideas to help struggling young people and their families. The archive of all the shows can be found at www.latalkradio.com/Lon.php.
Woodbury Reports was founded in November 1989, by Lon Woodbury, MA, IECA, CEP, as an Independent Educational Consulting firm to help parents of teens making poor decisions select a private, parent choice program that would help return the family to normalcy. Through interviews with parents, communication with professionals who know your child well, and then thoroughly researching viable options, we can help parents make the right choices that will help your child get back on the right path. For more information visit http://www.strugglingteens.com .