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Boarding School for Troubled Boys in Arizona

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In Balance Ranch Academy:
In Balance Ranch Academy is a therapeutic boarding school for troubled boys aged 13-17, located 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.

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In Balance Ranch Academy Academics:
Photo of Boarding School for Troubled Boys in ArizonaHigh school and college courses are offered through an accredited and individualized educational program. The academics attend to the unique learning style of each student and create feelings of success and motivation instead of frustration and hopelessness. 

Transformed beliefs and feelings about school instill a desire in the students to further their education at the college-level.

Our program includes:
- Individualized academic program designed to ensure success
- College prep courses – SAT/ACT testing preparation
- Individual, group, and family therapy
- A comprehensive and integrated 12-Step-based recovery program
- Family education and support
- Equine assisted therapy
- Experiential, adventure-based therapy
- College application counseling and assistance
- Leadership and motivational training
- Wilderness "success" programs
- "Recovery through Service" projects
- A positive peer culture
- Family Workshop Weekends three times per year

- Numerous expeditions, including but not limited to: Hiking in Zion, Utah; Camping in Havasupai, Grand Canyon; Snowboarding in the White Mountains; Service work with wolves at Wolf Song Ranch; Recovery Conferences at Fellowship of the Spirit; Sweat Lodges with Charlie One Horse; and an opportunity to participate in a trip to South Africa

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Address: 3331 Inbalance Ranch Rd, Tombstone, Tucson, Arizona 85638, USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2020-04-30 were from:

Tucson;   Covelo ca;   and more.
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West Ridge Academy
Courses / Programs
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.
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.

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...
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.
Therapeutic Boarding Programs for girls ages 13-17 (Grades 9-12)

- 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
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.
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
Fountain Valley School of Colorado
Courses / Programs
Located at the base of Colorado's majestic Rocky Mountains, Fountain Valley School of Colorado combines intellectual rigor with a spirit of adventure and exploration.

The school offers a college preparatory program for motivated students who seek a diverse and challenging learning experience within a close-knit and supportive community.

Founded in 1930, FVS provides a co-ed, boarding and day school environment for students in grades 9-12 from across the United States and the world. The School has an 1,100 acre main campus in Colorado Springs and a 40-acre Mountain Campus near Buena Vista, Colo.

FVS is proud of its Western roots and location, and encourages students to embrace the many opportunities associated with living in the West, including the School's adventurous outdoor education and equestrian programs.

Our strong academic component is complemented by an outstanding arts program, which includes both visual and performing arts. Athletics are also important to the School's 250 students, and FVS offers 33 competitive teams in 19 different sports.
- More than 70 courses across 7 departments, including 19 Advanced Placement courses and a selection of honors courses.

- Language classes are available in French, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish

- Technology curriculum includes classes in program design, digital studio and Photoshop.

- Western Immersion Program is a sophomore-year experiential-based study of the Colorado environment

- Interim program is an intensive weeklong, curriculum-based experiential-learning program.
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.

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

We use unique therapeutic methods including:

- Arbinger Anger Management Principles
- Equine Therapy “Horse Whisperer” Training
- Leadership Training
- Professional Counselors
- Accredited High School Academics
- Licensed Therapists