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Forest Heights Lodge is a non-profit, therapeutic residential program, located in the quiet Rocky Mountains of Evergreen, Colorado since 1954.
Nationally accredited with the Joint Commission of Accredited Hospitals and Organizations (JCAHO) since 1974, we are ideally situated to provide a therapeutic environment (milieu) for boys who are struggling with emotional, behavioral, academic and social issues.
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Private schools in Colorado do not require Accreditation, however, school may seek accreditation through a state-approved private agency. Licensing of private schools is mandatory and School owners must obtain a license from the secretary of state’s office to operate.
Although a teaching certificate is not required to instruct at a private school, a facility may request that the state board review the content of the teacher preparation program and curriculum to determine if it meets the state’s specifications. Private schools in Colorado may make background checks on potential employees for crimes involving a child.
The curriculum of a private school must include, communications skills, reading, writing, speaking, mathematics, history, civics, literature and science. The Colorado Department of Health will ensure that private facilities maintain sanitary and health standards. Additionally, private schools must be up to date on building codes, fire safety standards and current food services permits.