Silver Oak Academy

Get Directions999 Crouse Mill Road
Keymar, MD 21757
Carroll County
410-775-1745 ext 6207
Referral Contact(s):
Catherine Gammage
Disabilities Served:
06 - emotional disability, 09 - specific learning disabilities
Capacity of Facility:
96 (males only)
MSDE Approval Category:
Type I General Education, Type I Special Education
Ages Served:
Grade Range:
9 - 12
Private Pay Students Accepted:
Before and/or After School Program:
Nurse on-site (full or part time):
Wheelchair Accessible:
Hours of Operation for School Day:
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (3:20pm-5:20p.m.)
Length of School/Program Year:
12 month
Program Description:
The Silver Oak Academy (SOA) will provide on-site educational services for residential placements referred by the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services. These students will be males, ranging in age from 14 to 19 and have a variety of criminal backgrounds, multiple placements, assaultive and running away behaviors as well as learning disabilities and emotional disabilities. Most of the students will have a history of failure, low achievement in previous school settings and more serious behaviors including suspension and expulsion. The purpose of the SOA is to provide an educational experience that will challenge these young men to realize their full potential by exposing them to a full range of high school general education courses as well as special education services where needed. SOA believes that these young men are capable of learning, gaining core academic skills and demonstrating educational achievement that could lead to a high school diploma, successful passage of the GED or return to mainstream high schools. In cooperation with Rite of Passage, the residential licensee, SOA will provide a normalized high school environment which emphasizes attributes of the Positive Youth Development Model as espoused by Dr. Jeffery Butts. ROP has treated and educated almost 20,000 over the past 30 years. ROP believes a combination of academic schooling, vocational training, interscholastic activities and competition as well as effective treatment approaches will change these young men to become productive members of society.
Related Services:
Will be provided by contract psychiatrist, psychologist and speech therapist; FTE Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Registered Nurse on staff.