Harbor Point Academy Academics

Harbor Point Behavioral Health Academics

Harbor Point Academy is a Candidate for Accreditation with NCA, CASI, NWAC, and SACS, CASI

Education Services

Education is an integral component of the total treatment program at youth residential facilities. Students who meet admission criteria to the facility are immediately enrolled into the education program at Harbor Point in Portsmouth, VA.

Goals of the Education Program

  • Maintain academic progress by meeting educational requirements in accordance with home school district’s criteria.
  • Provide individualized education services that address the resident’s academic and developmental needs.
  • Provide a continuum of services from/to local education agencies.
  • Ensure students’ academic preparation upon return to the home school and community.


  • Therapeutic Education Model
  • Educational assessments are utilized formally and informally to evaluate each student’s ability to perform appropriately in a school setting.
  • Audiological screening and contracted Speech and Occupational Therapy Services.
  • Member of the multidisciplinary team which meets to review progress every thirty days.
  • Certified general, special and regular education teachers.
  • Self-contained model with collaboration among teachers; multi-grade classrooms.
  • Behavioral support within the classroom with consistent behavior management system with residential programming.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with LEA to ensure federal law and IEP compliance
  • Vocational and work experiences available
  • Small class size with low staff to student ratio
  • Students are taught by teachers who are licensed by the State of Virginia and who hold course content and disability specific endorsements.
  • Licensed by the Virginia Department of Education to service exceptionalities of ED, LD, OHI, and ID.
  • Accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities (VAISEF).