Academic Philosophy

Traditional Academics

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Each young man that enters Monuments, arrives with their own unique academic needs. Some students will need to continue courses that were interrupted mid-semester, while others will need an entire semester’s set of courses in order to catch up.

Monuments has created a revolutionary community of learning where positive relationships and one-to-one classrooms unlock the academic potential in every student and create opportunities for emotional and social growth.

At Monuments the educational experience is completely customized to ignite a student’s passion for learning. Classes are self-paced, and course material is presented in ways that suit students’ individual interests, strengths and challenges. All students will participate in a curriculum that is experiential and psycho-educational in nature.

By creating strong relationships of trust and then focusing on heuristic or hands on learning, Monuments invites each student to unlock their academic potential out of a desire to learn and create, rather than obligation and coercion. As students engage and feel initial academic success through meaningful connection with staff and relevant experience, each boy will gain confidence in long-term academic ability. This process will create monumental change in the life-long learning process for each young man.

Progressive Education

Taking our therapeutic and academic model one step further, Monuments understands the importance of creating confidence in our students by enhancing their ability to add value and relevancy to the world around them. To do this we have created a number of exciting entrepreneurial education opportunities for each young man that attends Monuments. With real world experiences at the heart of our entrepreneurial training program, we have created an experiential “space” where opportunities will abound to learn how to create, craft, engineer, and develop an infinite number of projects. As skills develop, internship/apprenticeship type opportunities will be available for each young man.

The excitement and pride experienced by the young men enrolled at Monuments, often comes when they begin to give back to the community around them. Monuments entrepreneurial training gives students an opportunity to feel productive and committed to something outside of themselves. As part of their complete therapeutic experience, access and involvement in this program is a key component only found at Monuments.