Social Work Services
Blackhawk Academy has social workers on staff who are available to work with students as defined by their Student Success Plan (SSP) or Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Social work services include: assessing social, emotional, and behavioral needs that impact student success, crisis intervention, identifying and problem-solving student and family needs, consulting with school staff, assisting in the development and maintenance of a supportive educational environment, and providing direct services to students and families. In addition, social work groups are available to students identified as individuals who would benefit from participating in this service.
A student referred to SUCCESS Academy will be required to meet with the social worker a minimum of five sessions to address the reason for the enrollment. For example, if a student has been referred for multiple physical altercations, he/she may be required to work on topics involving anger management. This may be completed in either a group or individual setting. Please note that the social work requirement must be satisfied in order for a student to return to his/her home school.
School Counseling Services
A guidance counselor meets with Blackhawk Academy high school students on an as-needed basis. In addition to answering course questions, the guidance counselor can offer a variety of information including post-secondary education and career pathway options. A student may request to meet with the guidance counselor through the Blackhawk Academy administrator.
A middle school student enrolled in the SUCCESS Academy meets with their home school administrator on an as-needed basis. A student may sign up to meet with their home school’s administrator through the Blackhawk Academy administrator. In addition to answering course related questions, the home school can provide necessary information needed for transition back to the students’ home building.