Education Services

Education is an integral part of the total treatment plan at Palm Shores Behavioral Health Center. Students, who meet admission criteria, are immediately enrolled in the education program through a contract with the Manatee County School District. Each teacher is Exceptional Student Education (ESE) certified in their core content areas under the Florida Department of Education.

Goals of the Education Program

  • Schedule classes/courses for credit towards promotion or graduation
  • Provide individualized educational support that addresses the residents’ academic, social/emotional and developmental needs
  • Facilitate a smooth transition from and to local education agencies
  • Ensure students are prepared academically for reentry to their local school and community


  • Therapeutic Education Model
  • Safe and secure learning environment
  • High quality K-12 instruction in alignment with state standards in core content areas
  • Maintain student progression towards promotion and graduation
  • Behavior management system and structured behavior support throughout the school day
  • Collaboration with Treatment Team to address student progress and identify needs