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Growing Strong and Successful

The term “orthogenic” refers to the use of corrective interventions that promote all aspects of healthy development. This represents the O-School’s mission to give its students a second chance to succeed and grow in school and beyond. To ensure success, the O-School emphasizes the development of key life skills, including:
  • Recognizing strengths and utilizing them to achieve success
  • Building strong and beneficial relationships that provide support “in the moment“
  • Managing daily life experiences with flexibility and problem solving skills in order to build adaptability
  • Fostering a sense of mastery and confidence each day to promote self-esteem
  • Setting and achieving short and long term goals
  • Analyzing situations so that feelings and perceptions are taken into consideration when problem solving
  • Establishing an identity within smaller and larger communities
  • Navigating the world safely and productively