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Verde Valley School in Sedona AZ (just a short drive from Flagstaff), is an international college preparatory, co-ed boarding school and day school offering grades 9-12. As part of its ongoing commitment to provide our students with the best possible academic program, VVS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. All juniors and seniors are enrolled in the IB curriculum, freshmen and sophomores are enrolled in a pre-IB curriculum.
Verde Valley School educates students for college and for life by encouraging them to become intellectually curious, academically accomplished and creatively expressive. The program fosters intercultural understanding and world citizenship, environmental stewardship, the value of physical labor, and service to humanity with a willing spirit.
Verde Valley School is accredited by the North Central Association and the International Baccalaureate Organization.
Co-educational Day & Boarding School Programs for students in Grades 9-12:
- Day Programs
- Boarding Programs
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Curriculum
- Native Language
- Second Languages
- Individuals & Societies
- The Arts
2. In Balance Ranch Academy
Courses / Programs
In Balance Ranch Academy is a therapeutic boarding school for troubled boys aged 13-17, in beautiful southern Arizona, less than one hour from Tucson. It was developed around a clinically sophisticated model that effectively blends traditional therapy and the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Additionally, the program incorporates research-based relapse prevention techniques, equine therapy and other experiential treatment modalities. In Balance Ranch serves young men who are suffering from substance abuse and other co-occurring disorders.
Our academic courses are fully accredited; students may choose to earn a high school diploma while they are with us, or transfer their earned credits to another school to complete their educational program. Our experiential learning and one-to-one tutoring model ensures success for many students who have struggled in more traditional school settings.
The academic program facilitates learning for all different types of learners. Students who have previously felt frustration and hopelessness around school are able to instead feel success and excitement.
Therapeutic boarding school program for troubled boys aged 13-17:
- Junior high school program
- Senior high school program
- Remedial, regular, and advanced placement course
- Spanish language instruction
- Vocational training including welding, basic construction
- Therapeutic services
- 12 step recovery program
- Equine-assisted therapy
3. Southwestern Academy, Phoenix area
Courses / Programs
Located at Beaver Creek Ranch, Rimrock, outside the city of Sedona, 95 miles north of Phoenix in northern Arizona, Southwestern Academy is a co-ed independent private college preparatory high boarding school for grades 9-12. We also provide ESL programs and a postgraduate year. In this stunning setting, nature is the ultimate learning laboratory for history, geology, archaeology, biology, and visual and performing art lessons.
At Southwestern, your child can reach their highest potential, participate in sports and activities, and make lifelong friendships. Living on campus is an important part of your child´s educational experience. As students live with classmates from around the world, they learn more about other cultures and expand their horizons. There is always someone around to hand out with, help with that math problem, or lend a listening ear when you need one.
Our campus dormitories offer a safe and fully supportive environment, supervised by resident counselors. International students are welcome. We have a second campus in San Marino, California and are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Boarding Programs for boys and girls in grades 9-12:
- College Preparatory Curriculum
- English as Second Language (ESL) Program
- Postgraduate Year Program
- We welcome international students
Curriculum subjects include:
- English, math, science, history, social studies, foreign languages, visual & performing arts, physical education, and more...
4. Spring Ridge Academy, Spring Valley
Courses / Programs
Spring Ridge Academy is an all-girls therapeutic boarding school serving students ages 13 - 17 in grades 9-12 in Spring Valley AZ (18 miles southeast of Prescott). Spring Ridge combines an empowering emotional growth program with a sophisticated therapeutic approach and a rigorous college prep curriculum with AP courses and SAT prep. Our therapeutic milieu is designed to address each student’s issues, challenges and strengths and to assist the family in making changes that support them.
Our curriculum is designed to both assist students who have struggled or fallen behind and to challenge and prepare even the most dedicated student for future academic endeavors. In addition to treatment team meetings, the entire faculty meets every week to review the academic and social progress of each student.
SRA is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. Students reside in two dormitories connected by a common living room. Spacious dorm rooms provide ample living space for four students to live and work together. Roommates are assigned to create a well balanced group with a supportive combination of strengths and experience.
- Therapy (Individual, Group and Family), Psychiatric Services & Medication Management
- Specific Treatment in areas of trauma, addiction, grief, depression, relational and developmental problems, personality issues
- Family Program and Workshops
- College Preparatory Curriculum with English, math, social studies, science, foreign languages, the arts, P.E. and technology
- AP Courses
- SAT Preparation Course
- College Counselling
5. The Orme School
Courses / Programs
Located in Mayer, halfway between Phoenix and Flagstaff AZ, The Orme School is an accredited co-educational college preparatory boarding school for grades 8 - 12 and Post-Graduate. The Orme School values of Excellence, Tradition, and Character are enmeshed in our boarding program. We are proud that 100 percent of our graduates are accepted to colleges, universities, or junior colleges.
The Orme School is a unique community of teachers and students who share a passion for academic excellence, adventure, and personal challenge. Living in a residential setting, students are entrusted with personal and community responsibility. Here, students learn the value of being a contributing member of a caring community.
The residential curriculum of The Orme School provides a safe, caring atmosphere for growth both in the college preparatory setting and the residential community. Students learn responsibility through community involvement, leadership, cultural diversity, and appreciation of the Southwest. Programs and structure provide a balanced respect for self and others while developing each student’s mind, body and spirit.
- Boarding School (Grades 8-12 and Post-Graduate)
- ESL Program
- Small classes
- Rustic setting
- Intimate community
- Rigorous academics
- Full college acceptance
- Competitive sports
- Outdoor leadership
- Fine arts, and much more...
6. Fenster School, Tucson
Courses / Programs
Founded in 1944, Fenster School is a coeducational, college preparatory, boarding and day school in Tucson, Arizona, enrolling students in grades 9 through Post-graduate from across the country and around the world. We educate students in a healthy, safe, and structured environment where intellectual, social, and emotional learning are equally valued and each individual can realize their potential, grow in self-confidence, and develop an active sense of responsibility in preparation for college and life.
Through small classes, an intentionally designed daily schedule, and encouraging adult mentors, Fenster offers a structured learning environment that promotes student success. Our entire program is based on the five essential core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, compassion, and health and safety.
These values are integrated into every aspect of our school culture and are reinforced each day beginning with morning meeting. In addition, our daily schedule is intentionally designed and deliberately structured to meet the needs of a diversity of learning styles, while also attending to the social and emotional, as well as the physical, growth of our students.
Co-ed Boarding & Day School Programs for students in Grades 9-12:
- Day programs
- Boarding / Residential programs
- Postgraduate Year program
- ESL English Language program
- College Credit programs for Juniors & Seniors
7. Arivaca Boys Ranch Academy
Courses / Programs
The Arivaca Boys Ranch is a 10-month boarding school program specifically designed to therapeutically help troubled teenage boys throughout the Southwest. Situated in Arivaca AZ, 60 miles south of Tucson, the ranch serves 40-50 boys, ages 14 to 18, on a 23,000 acre, 140-year-old ranch. At our ranch, using horses as a therapeutic tool (equine therapy), each boy has the opportunity to experience the rewards of hard work and ranch life while continuing his high school education.
If your son or loved one is struggling, consider Arivaca Boys Ranch for helping him find his way back to right thinking and to a renewed relationship with you. We have a full academic program, 24/7 care, as well as our unique and effective 3-tiered therapy. If your son/loved one struggles with school, is defiant, has ADD or ADHD, is experimenting with drugs, stealing and lying, then you may need our help.
Through hard work, responsibility, communication and healthy relationships, on our boys ranch we teach boys how to resolve their most troubling conflicts the right way. We teach them a different way of being, a way out of conflict and turmoil through making better choices.
10-month Academic and Therapeutic wellness program for teen boys that exhibit:
- ADHD and ADD
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Reactive Attachment Disorder
- Drug & Alcohol Abuse
- Conduct / Social Disorders
- Anger & Stress
Using a number of unique therapeutic methods including:
- Arbinger Anger Management Principles
- Equine Therapy “Horse Whisperer” Training
- Leadership Training
- Professional Counselors
- Accredited High School Academics
- Licensed Therapists
8. Copper Canyon Academy, Rimrock
Courses / Programs
Copper Canyon is a small residential therapeutic boarding school for girls aged 13-17 in grades 9-12 in Rimrock in the Verde Valley of central Arizona (95 miles north of Phoenix and 55 miles south of Flagstaff).
Copper Canyon Academy (CCA) features a comprehensive integration of high school academics with the therapeutic and emotional growth components. In addition to a college prepartory curriculum including SAT and ACT exam prep courses we offer all aspects of personal therapy, equine and canine therapy, family seminars and workshops and a wide-range of co-curricular activities such as athletics, choir and yoga.
The staff at CCA is comprised of seasoned veterans in adolescent care. CCA was created out of a love for teenagers and a desire to see them succeed in life. The average stay at CCA is from 12 to 18 months. We have created a personalized school that meets the individual needs of each student who enrolls at CCA and have created the finest program possible to make that happen.
Copper Canyon Academy is accredited by CITA (Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation) and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS).
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