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New Leaf North Carolina is closing in June 2010.  FamilyLight sm recommends that families who might have considered either of the New Leaf schools, turn their attention to Lake House Academy.  The excellence of New Leaf of North Carolina without the burden of CRC Health Group management will be available there. 

FamilyLight sm now recommends against referring to or enrolling in any Aspen or CRC Health school or program due to what the closing of New Leaf of North Carolina says about the value system of that company. For detail, see Tom's blog for May 2010. Following text has not been updated in accordance with this.

This program is one that FamilyLight sm intends to review online.  We are waiting for the program to return the questionnaire we have developed so we can be most thorough.  We might provide an abbreviated review prior to that.  Guest reviews are invited. We do anticipate a very positive review.

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FamilyLightsm is an educational consulting firm specializing in work with families with a young person with behavioral, emotional or psychological difficulties.  We offer in-depth personal guidance to families on a fee basis and free guidance on the internet. FamilyLightsm attempts to be fully objective and accepts no advertising nor referral fees.

New Leaf  -- North Carolina is a school we think highly of notwithstanding our concerns about the parent company, Aspen Education.  We have great respect in particular for Executive Director Catherine Jennings. 

We have New Leaf on our priority list for a more complete review, coming soon. 

Official web site of New Leaf Academy -- North Carolina

Aspen Education Group

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Last updated  6-13-2010

 
   
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