Mettle Services awarded Behavioral Health Accreditation
from The Joint Commission
Mettle Services has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
Mettle Services underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review on December 1st, 2021. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with behavioral health standards spanning several areas.
The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Mettle Services for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”
Located at the intersection of Godown Road and Bethel Road, Highland Community Learning Center has a mission to provide an alternative educational experience to kindergarten through twelfth graders who have been unsuccessful in a typical classroom setting. We understand that every student learns at a different pace and through various means, and we strive to serve each student individually to help them to reach their full potential. Small classroom sizes and an individualized curriculum allow us to meet the needs of all of our students, both academically and socially.
Highland Community Learning Center is also proud to offer a program that is specifically designed to serve those children in our community that have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). At Highland, we pride ourselves on this capability to offer a tremendous school and learning experience to these children with autism and have a staff specialized in this field. Each student at our learning center will be taught a specific curriculum based on their IEP requirements.
The Highland Community Learning Center will prepare students for the successful pursuit of higher education or employment in the field of their choice.
The Highland Community Learning Center will be the premier educational institute, preparing students to meet and exceed expectations for business and industry today and into the future.
At Highland, we want to keep students from becoming disengaged and dropping out of school while providing them with the opportunities for college and careers.
At Highland Community Learning Center, we boast small class sizes, and have highly qualified staff members who specialize in dealing with inconsistencies in behavior. Our academic program is uniquely designed for each student. Students participate in classroom small group instruction with licensed teachers, interact with the curriculum through a technology component that is integrated into their classes, and receive one-on-one instruction on a weekly basis. We specialize in credit recovery, and can assist students in graduating in a timely manner who may have been unsuccessful in previous placements.
Our goal is to create productive members of society by implementing such programs as technology, life skills, and financial literacy. These programs encourage students to interact with the community through community service opportunities. Students have the opportunity to earn a high school diploma through Highland Community Learning Center, which is their gateway to success. Staff at Highland Community Learning Center assist students in determining the most appropriate steps after completing our program. Students who are eligible are encouraged to apply to Columbus State University, local career technical programs, or other applicable programs.
At Highland Community Learning Center, we offer counseling services through Mettle Services. Behavior specialists will be placed in each classroom to assist the classroom teacher in reinforcing positive behaviors and preparing students for life after high school.