Abraxas Academy



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Welcome to Abraxas Academy

Located in Morgantown, Pennsylvania just minutes from the Pennsylvania Turnpike exit 298, Abraxas Academy is one of the few Joint Commission accredited and Sanctuary Model® certified secure programs in the state of Pennsylvania.

The Abraxas Academy uses The Sanctuary Model® for Trauma Informed Care as the framework for treatment. The Sanctuary Model® is a blueprint for clinical and organizational change which, at its core, promotes safety and recovery from adversity through the active creation of a trauma-informed community. Sanctuary emphasizes: the importance of healing from psychological and socially traumatic experiences; community principles; restoring connections with others; and mutual accountability through the S.E.L.F. Model and the Seven Commitments. The Seven Commitments include Non-Violence, Emotional Intelligence, Social Learning, Democracy, Open Communication, Social Responsibility, & Growth and Change.

Additional Services

  • Evidenced based and Promising Practice curriculums to include: ART, PTSD groups, The Sanctuary Model, Young Men's Work; Stopping Violence and Building Community, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Thinking Errors
  • On-site private school which is accredited and licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • On-site PSSA, Keystones (11th grade), SAT testing, and higher education opportunities
  • Career and Technical Education opportunities to include: Culinary Arts, Film and Video Production, Robotics, Horticulture (on-site greenhouse), Masonry, and Carpentry
  • Work Readiness Program to include job training, volunteer work, and employment proficiency. Residents can receive certification in the following: ServSafe, OSHA, CPR/First Aid
  • Community service and restitution opportunities
  • Family therapy - on-site professional counselor available seven days a week
  • Video conferencing and teleconferencing is available
  • Transportation assistance for family visits
  • Philadelphia youth receive 180 days of aftercare case management services upon successfully completing the Secure Habitual Offender Treatment Program

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  • Abraxas Academy

    1000 Academy Drive

    PO Box 645

    Morgantown, Pennsylvania 19543

  • (610) 913-8000

  • (610) 913-8294