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Located in Cedar City, Iron County UT, 250 miles south of Salt Lake City, Mountain Springs Preparatory Academy (MSPA) is a transitional boarding school for boys & girls ages 14-18, who are transitioning from a residential treatment center (RTC) or wilderness program in need of a safe environment to practice the new skills that that they have learned.
MSPA is not a therapeutic boarding school but therapy is available from trained professionals in the community who work with MSPA and understand our unique mission and philosophy. MSPA is focused on helping students acclimate back into society.
MSPA provides many of the components of a traditional boarding school, including a full-range of academic classes, college prep and ACT/SAT test prep, etc. but in addition provides the expertise to work specifically with the niche of students transitioning from higher levels of care.
Transitional Boarding School for Boys & Girls Ages 14-18:
- 1:6 teacher to student ratio
- Fully-accredited academic program
- College-prep curriculum
- Customized education plan
- College level classes
- Specialized teachers
- SAT/ACT preparation and testing
- Career exploration
- Vocational internships
- A comprehensive approach to ADD and ADHD that goes beyond academics
2. Oakley School, Salt Lake City
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Located in Oakley, just 45 miles east of Salt Lake City in Summit County, Utah, Oakley School is a leading college preparatory therapeutic boarding school for boys and girls in Grades 9-12. Oakley is accredited as a Therapeutic School by the Utah Department of Human Services and the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools.
We provide treatment and student development support programs consisting of our Off-Form Program, Intensive Clinical Services, Trails (an outdoor experience program) as well as recovery programs with individualized strategic counseling, family therapy and group therapy.
The Oakley School provides a college preparation program with honors and advanced placement courses. A strong and positive student community sets the Oakley School apart from other schools. We are committed to academic excellence, yet we maintain a parallel concern for habits of being that yield moral stature. Each student is part of a "house" -- a kind of family group that shares home base.
Boarding Programs for Boys & Girls in Grades 9-12:
- Treatment and Student Development Support Programs consisting of Off-Form Program, Intensive Clinical Services, Trails (an outdoor experience program)
- Recovery Programs including recovery group, individualized strategic counseling, family therapy, group therapy
- Academic Curriculum including college preparatory courses, honors courses and Advanced Placement courses
- Fine Arts Program
- College Counseling
- Study Skills and Learning Specialist
3. Sundance Canyon Academy
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Sundance Canyon Academy, located in Herriman, southwestern Salt Lake County, Utah, is a therapeutic boarding school for boys between the ages of 13-17 years. Academics is foremost in the interest of many of our students. It is our mission to assist them in continuation of their educational goals by providing an accredited and useful curriculum which enables them to continue their education and work towards successful graduation with a deep sense of accomplishment.
Two of the most common problems we treat at Sundance are school failure and opposition-defiance. Our typical student has low self-esteem and is struggling with authority. Other common problems we address include drug experimentation, mood disorders, and family discord.
Subject areas include:
- World History
- American History
- Writing Composition
- Reading Comprehension
- Physical Education
- Health Science...
4. White River Academy
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White River Academy is an all boys boarding school for troubled teens ages 13-17 in Delta, Utah, which is a small farming community about 2 ½ hours from Salt Lake City. We are a small family oriented campus, and are able to spend more time with each student and make sure their problems do not go un-noticed.
All students participate in a rigorous daily schedule consisting of emotional growth, Positive Peer Culture group sessions, self-esteem building, goal setting and goal review sessions, service projects, daily chores, life skills and independent living such as cooking and cleaning. Students also participate in Individual Therapy twice per month and once per month the counselor discusses updated goals and objectives with the family.
Students are in class six days a week so as to sharpen academic skills in many of the basic courses like Math, Science, English, History and more. Our goal is to offer an opportunity where the family as a whole can participate in assisting their loved one to accomplish the goals that have been established within the program.
- Independent teen study curriculum that covers Grades 6-12 as well as college and GED preparation.
- Our special focus is on helping troubled teens by using the Positive Peer Culture Model.
- We offer a results based Program that includes: Academics, Health and Therapy, Family Support, Self Esteem Building, Positive Peer Culture groups, individual counseling, prime for life drug and alcohol prevention program and Recreation Therapy.
5. La Europa Academy, Salt Lake City
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Located in Murray, in the suburbs of Salt Lake City, Utah, La Europa Academy provides individualized residential treatment for girls ages 13-17. Through a solid integration of therapeutic, academic, and environmental interventions, we help adolescent girls and their families to find their greatness again. At times, troubling and often self-defeating behaviors, as well as serious emotional struggles can overshadow the tremendous qualities in any of us. For adolescent girls, this can affect every area of their lives, causing sadness, anger, fear, and disappointment for them as well as for their parents and loved ones.
We believe that families and individuals can and do change when given the right opportunities. By building on the tremendous qualities that are already there, we help each young woman and her family to improve their lives and rebuild their relationships.
La Europa is child-focused rather than curriculum-focused. A broad enrichment program of art, science, Foreign Language, dance and multi-media give our students opportunities for success that empower them to succeed elsewhere. Most importantly, the program is a place where students feel loved and respected.
Individualized Residential Treatment Programs for Girls Ages 13-17;
- Individual and Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Arbinger Workshop
- Sand Tray Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- College Prep Program including English, Social Studies, Math and Science; Broad Enrichment Program of art, science, Foreign Language, dance and multi-media.
6. New Haven Residential Treatment Center
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Located in beautiful Spanish Fork, 60 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah, New Haven is part of InnerChange, a family of programs that provide education, treatment, and recovery for adolescent girls and young women. InnerChange programs include Residential Treatment Programs for girls age 13-17 and a Transition Program for young women.
New Haven Residential Treatment Center offers a unique program that helps adolescent girls achieve positive change and growth through academic, therapeutic and environmental experiences. Our proven philosophy has been helping families recover since 1995.
New Haven is accredited by the Joint Commission of Healthcare Organizations and is an active member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, a trade organization which advocates for families in need of treatment.
Residential Treatment Program for girls ages 13-17 and a Transition Program for young women:
- Clinical; Transition; Academic; College Prep; Arts; Physical Education and Equine Programs available
- We offer individual, family and group therapy
- Our treatment team is one of the most experienced in the field of girls' adolescent treatment.
7. Abundant Life Academy, Kane County
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Abundant Life Academy is a non-denominational Christian boarding school for both troubled boys and troubled girls, located in Kanab, Kane County in Utah. We focus on academics, Christian discipleship, and leadership training. Abundant Life Academy is a powerful college preparatory school for the struggling and troubled teen.
Abundant Life Academy is a fully accredited high school, accredited by Northwest Association of Accredited Schools, offering a full range of academic core courses from grades seven through twelve, as well as a high school diploma. We offer a self-paced, rigorous, and accredited curriculum that prepares students very well for higher levels of learning.
Certified professional educators are available on a one-to-one basis to guide each student through the curriculum, making the most positive learning experience possible. ALA is small in student population, making it possible to receive much more teacher / student guidance and help with the courses as well as to have more personalized course work, tailored to the needs of the individual.
Boarding School Programs for Boys & Girls (Grades 7-12)
- Abundant Life Academy offers a full range of academic core courses from Grades seven through twelve, as well as a high school diploma.
- Certified professional educators are available on a one-to-one basis to guide each student through the curriculum
- We offer a self-paced, rigorous, and accredited curriculum that prepares students very well for higher levels of learning.
8. West Ridge Academy
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West Ridge Academy is a youth rehabilitation boarding school for boys and girls (ages 9-18) in West Jordan, a suburb of Salt Lake City in Utah. Since 1964, West Ridge Academy (formerly known as the Utah Boys Ranch) has been helping troubled teens and bringing hope to struggling young men, young women and their families by providing clinical services, a quality residential education and experiences which promote spiritual awareness, personal accountability and change of heart.
Appropriate candidates are adolescent males and females, ages 9-18, with a history of soft to moderate emotional and behavioral problems, low self-esteem, academic underachievement, substance abuse and family conflict. The school is Christian but non-denominational.
We help troubled adolescents make real, lifelong and sometimes life saving changes. From the earliest days, the organization recognized the positive effect its program had on young men who were struggling academically, emotionally and socially. Today, the academy has served more than 25,000 students, has expanded to include separate and distinct campuses for boys and girls, and continues to bring hope and healing to families across the world.
Boarding programs for elementary, middle and high school students ages 9-18:
- Includes Advanced Placement (AP) courses, Special Education and more
- Therapeutic program which is holistic in approach, treating the mental, physical and spiritual problems.
- Recreation Therapy
- Cultural Arts Program
- Eight-month aftercare program, which begins immediately following discharge from residential treatment.
9. Provo Canyon School
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Provo Canyon School has been providing mental health care for boys and girls ages 12-17 for nearly 40 years. We are one of the nation’s largest and most experienced treatment facilities for youth. Provo Canyon School’s alumni and friends are its largest source of referrals, and our caring professionals operate in a unique environment which helps make a positive difference in a teenager’s life.
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS) has endorsed the school. The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) is also an associate of the school. We have a 242-bed facility with two different campus sites for boys and girls.
Provo is the location of the boy's campus; the girl's campus is situated at Orem. We provide services to students who are between the ages of 11 and 17 years of age (7th to 12th graders) with a variety of different clinical needs. The average length of stay for a Provo Canyon School student is 10 months, however this can vary considerably depending on the clinical issues of the student. All of our teachers are special education certified.
- Our fully accredited program and small class sizes are designed to meet each child's individual needs and to facilitate the ability to work with learning differences.
- We offer comprehensive academic programs with over 140 different academic classes taught within an 8:1 ratio.
- Our Early Adolescent Program is designed to meet the unique developmental needs of boys ages 12 to 14.
10. Crossroads Academy
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Located in Ogden, Utah, Crossroads Academy is a therapeutic boarding school for young men aged 16 and 17 years old who have experienced substance abuse with diagnoses of oppositional defiant disorder, mood disorders and ADHD and learning disorders. Crossroads Academy is committed to helping each student find joy and confidence in learning.
We recognize that the future success of each student strongly depends on his completion of high school, as well as creating a positive road toward employment and/or higher education. With this in mind, each student who enters our program will have an individual education plan that will address his current needs and skills.
Therapeutic Boarding School for At-Risk Young Men Ages 16-17:
- Individualized Educational Plans
- North West Accreditation
- Certified and Licensed Teachers
- One-on-One Tutoring
- High School Diplomas available through our program
- ACT/SAT Preparation Classes
- College Courses
- Vocational Training
- Employment Opportunities
- Example of Recent Inquiry Comments submitted in this area:
Program I am interested in: "I am a CMHC student looking for an internship site. My background is in adolescents with addiction problems (I was a foster / proctor parent for 4 years)"
Program I am interested in: "Boarding school"
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