Instructional Focus and Goal-River Oak Center is designed to be an education option and will utilize computer-based curriculum, classroom, small group activities, recovery support, and tutoring for class completion. With our partner Duval Virtual Instructional Academy for an online curriculum. Students enjoy access to on-site Certified Teachers and educational support/mentoring through River Oak's program. River Oak students, if they stay through graduation, will be awarded a Duval County Diploma. The mission of the Center is to enable students through online course delivery, individual instruction and tutorship - to become self-motivated, independent learners who can take charge of their educational future. We believe that recovery is based on the whole person so students will participate in YOGA, Weight Training, Gardening, and volunteer work weekly along with their traditional studies.
Sc/hool begins at 8am
8:00am-8:30am Morning Check-in
8:35am- 10:30am Academic Coursework
10:35am:- 11:30 non academic block
12:05pm-2:30pm Academic Coursework
2:35pm to 3:00pm Wrap up
School is dismissed at 3pm- 3:05pm
Optional tutoring from 3:00pm - 4:00pm Daily (except for early release days)
River Oak will follow the Duval County school calendar for holidays and early dismissals Parenst recieve progress reports weekly. Students that cannot provide their own transportation to and from school are eligible for a JTA Bus Pass.
ALternative Peer group (apg)
Our after school program incorporates the Alternative Peer Group Model (APG). The APG provides a positive social environment and a new peer group focusing on attitudes and behaviors conducive to growth and change. The alternative peer group provides the following benefits:
After school hangouts Weekend social activities A group of youth who can relate to each other and discuss common challenges Encouragement from peers to make positive choices A safe and sober environment Recovery-oriented social activities Ability to meet new lifelong friends
Parent Program Parents participate alongside their teens in bi-weekly family and parent group meetings where their fellowship is focused on self-care and mutual support. In our parent group meetings, struggling parents gain insight, find answers on day-to-day challenges, learn how to set boundaries, and how best to support their teen in recovery. Our program works because the entire family actively participates. This is why our success rate is higher than other similar programs.
Twelve Steps Our program borrows from the traditional Twelve Step model. These Steps are tailored to meet the developmental needs of adolescents by focusing on peer relationships as the catalyst for change. Our Twelve Step model includes many different activities and benefits for teens, including:
Talking to peers who are going through the same thing. Hearing how others deal with challenges in their recovery. Listening to success stories. Listening to the consequences of addiction. Achieving goals to feel the success of the recovery. Celebrating success in overcoming addiction.
Life Skills Our life skills curriculum provides teens with a new set of tools to overcome the obstacles they face on a daily basis. Teens have the opportunity to witness and practice these new skills during our group meetings, social activities and Outward Bound style nature retreats.
After-School Program Throughout the week, teens have access to our youth center designed to offer a safe, healthy alternative to harmful environments. A variety of recreational activities are available the center. The students have the ability to form supportive relationships with one another and embrace the meaning of enthusiastic sobriety. Contact us to learn more.
Spiritual Emphasis We encourage each individual to pursue his or her own spiritual development. Principles such as service, faith, honesty and self-examination are integrated into the program.
Sober Summer Program Teens in early recovery are especially high risk for relapse during the summer months. Teens need structure and a place to grow and strengthen their commitment to recovery. We will provide a positive place to hang out: When June 12th – June 30th and July 10th – July 28th 8am – 4pm (pickup by 5:30) FEATURING High School Credit · Field Trips · Cook outs · Gardening · Yoga · Exercise Drug testing weekly - Counseling on site - DCPS Teacher on site