Teen Boarding Schools in Michigan
Michigan is a state located in the Great Lakes Region of the United States. Because it is bordered by water on most sides, it's considered to be the city with the longest coastline in the world. Michigan is bordered by four out of the five Great Lakes as well as Lake Saint Clair, making it an ideal location for water sports and boating. Aside from the Great Lakes, Michigan also has almost 65,000 inland lakes and ponds dotting the landscape.
Michigan is the 8th most populous state in the US and is the only state to have two peninsulas (lower and upper). The two peninsulas are connected to each other by the Mackinac Bridge. The upper peninsula of Michigan is the foremost tourist destination of the state.
The state has what can be classified as a continental climate throughout the two peninsulas. The climate in the lower peninsula is said to be a bit warmer than the climate in the upper peninsula of Michigan. The southern part of Michigan can be subjected to an average of 30 thunderstorms and 17 tornadoes per year. Their susceptibility to severe tornadoes include the southern part of Michigan as part of the Tornado Alley. The upper peninsula of Michigan, however, rarely experiences tornadoes.
The public school system of Michigan serves approximately 1.6 million students, less than 10% of this goes to private schools. There are different types of Michigan boarding schools that serve the different needs of students. For example, there's the Interlochen Arts Academy which is a pre-professional school for the arts where students aspiring to be artists in different fields can go to hone their craft. The school also provides support for students with ADD/ADHD. There are also traditional boarding schools like the Leelanau School which is a college prepartory school for boys and girls grades 9 to 12. The school aims to use a holistic, student-centered approach in their teaching. They also provide support for students with ADD/ADHD as well as language-based learning differences.