Approximately 20% of all students referred to Cornerstone have a significant school avoidance problem. We have developed a specialized clinical protocol for these students that has proven to be highly successful; after a three to six month period the attendance for this group increases by approximately 300% when compared to their attendance in their home school district. When a school avoidant student is enrolled at Cornerstone, he/she is assigned to a member of our school avoidance team. After the initial clinical evaluation, which includes a specialized school avoidance assessment completed by both parent and student, treatment typically includes proactive outreach activities such as nightly phone calls and home visits, complemented by intensive family work focusing on helping the student leave home and feel comfortable in our intimate school environment. Every day, our protocols help students overcome their anxiety, thrive at Cornerstone and, ultimately, successfully transition back to district, college or work.