Bridges Education Programs

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Bridges Education Programs

Higher Education, Career Readiness & the Arts

As part of our commitment to education, we ensure that all students participate in a number of programs on and off campus. These programs are designed to encourage students to identify their strengths, interests and degree programs that fit their career interests and to learn which type of vocational experience will best suit their needs.

Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) Partnership - High School & Middle School

To get students excited about education beyond high school, Bridges began an initiative at CVCC in conjunction with the VA Department of Work Force Solutions.For nine weeks, students took classes in work readiness and were introduced to a variety of fields including cyber security and nuclear technology. Tours at CVCC and Liberty University provided a window to college life. Students also learned about financial aid opportunities including assistance for students in foster care.

It's never too early to learn about opportunities after high school. Some of our middle school students started a four week program at CVCC. This program focused mainly on opportunities for higher education and career development.

2018 Rivermont Schools Career Fair

Rivermont Schools held their first career fair in February. Students were able to meet representatives from 14 different businesses. Career sectors included agriculture, banking, cosmetology, culinary arts, education, graphic design, the National Guard, photography, and the police force. The students asked many questions about educational and training requirements.

Academy Center of the Arts (ACOA)

Once a week, our students take a bus to the historic ACOA in downtown Lynchburg. There they take classes in art and pottery. Classes last 75 minutes and are geared to their age level.

Music Therapy

Our students also take weekly music therapy classes with a Licensed Music Therapist.

Bridges Rivermont

The year-round, on-campus academics are based on the Rivermont School program, PBIS. Students attend a structured special education and treatment program. General education and special education students are eligible for enrollment.

The philosophy of the founding director, William Gorman, still stands today: Children First. The Licensed Education Instructors at Bridges believe that all children have the capacity to succeed. From the initial referral of a student, to the tour and interview process that follows, Bridges seeks to identify the strengths that each student possesses in order to build positive student-teacher relationships.

Learn More

For more information about Bridges Residential Treatment Center, click here. or call 434-200-5700 or email.