Center for Change has an on-site high school that has been AdvancED Accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission and the SACS Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement since 2004. Cascade Mountain High offers a block schedule to meet the needs of the students. This allows us to ensure that students not only get a coherent learning experience, but also that the credit they earn is substantial enough to make a difference when they return to their home schools. Because our students both start and end their time at CMHS based on their therapeutic progress (and not based on a school calendar), a “regular” schedule does not meet their needs. A block schedule allows students to earn .25 of a credit every two weeks.

Our Philosophy

The function and purpose of Cascade Mountain High School is as a support for the therapeutic program of Center for Change. While having a school within the Center allows the students to continue their educational progress, the main focus is to act as a therapeutic setting that allows the students to face “real world” situations and experiences with our focus toward therapeutic progression. While we understand that school is an important part of each of our student’s lives, our goal is to make sure they progress far enough in their individual treatment goals to make school a positive experience once they return to their home schools.

CMHS Newsletters

November 2023





Courses Offered

  • English: English 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12
  • Social Studies: world civilizations, geography, US history, US government
  • Science: chemistry, biology, earth science
  • Math: pre-Algebra, algebra I, algebra II, geometry, pre-calculus/trigonometry, calculus
  • Art: ceramics
  • PE

Cascade Mountain Administration

Principal - Matt Norman

Clinical Director - Julie Clark, PhD

Some accolades from our 2019 AdvancED certification review:

"Cascade Mountain High School is an established and highly effective school meeting the comprehensive needs of female adolescents ages 12-18 with eating disorders. The organization is well-run from top to bottom with caring individuals who wholeheartedly believe in the mission, purpose and direction of this school."

"Governing board members (Center for Change) express strong passion and resilience for their purpose, mission and beliefs. The way they collaborate around data and consistently and relentlessly probe for future improvement is impressive in both its scope and breadth."

"Students mentioned in interviews that they felt respected, supported, cared for and safe. They mentioned that they loved their teachers and recognized the extra efforts they make to be sensitive to their individual needs."

"The school functions at a high level when it comes to meeting the specialized needs of its students.  The actions of staff members toward students reflect the highest level of care and are worthy of emulation."