24 years ago I was a sixteen year old at SVS. I stayed two years, colored in
the boxes during the SATs, defended my thesis successfully and went on to a
college or two, for what that's worth. I have always been able to write a
term paper (although I've forgotten what one is).
I would ask: Does your therapist have direct experience of SVS? Do the people
she has talked to about the school also have direct experience?
Then, if you have the opportunity to question the source of this
information/speculation, listen carefully. What are their definitions? Is
"above average intelligence" necessarily a virtue, and necessary to a good
life? What if a trade by which you can earn a living brings you joy? Is it
_better_ to graduate from college? By whose standard? Is learning academics
more important than growing up neurologically sound?
And what are your own definitions? What is above average intelligence and
creativity? What is success? Is a non-academic, happy, gainfully employed,
creative person _not_ a success in the world?
I left SVS (too soon, most likely, but by my own choice), found college to be
entirely uninteresting, fell into a trade I loved, served many, many
"apprenticeships" in the work-world, and got paid for it. (Now I'm a
dinosaur, but that's another story to be told another time.) Speaking from
only my experience, I coped with the workplace much better than the students
of traditional schools - wanting to work until the job is done, not leave it
because the clock tells me to. I signed on as a freelancer whenever I could
to relieve management of having to pay "overtime." (I was naive enough to be
shocked to learn that production increases when overtime wages are paid.) I
have yet to "end" my education.
Visit SVS. (It does work.) Examine carefully your own beliefs. Enroll if you
can and you will be exposed to other ways of thinking and being, and most
important, you will be given the chance to hear yourself, who is, after all,
the one you have to please.