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Fenster School, Tucson:
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.

Co-ed Boarding & Day School Programs for students in Grades 9-12:
Photo of Boarding High School in Tucson, AZFenster offers a challenging college preparatory program with high expectations for not only academic achievement, but also for significant intellectual growth. As students proceed through our curriculum, they develop both breadth and depth of knowledge and the skills necessary for success in college and in life in an ever-changing global world.

Since our faculty members are continually trained to be innovative and creative, the learning environment is very active and engaging. They employ a multiplicity of teaching strategies that meet the diverse learning styles and needs of each of our students.

Given our small, supportive classrooms, each student is deeply involved in their own learning. The result of this lively academic environment is confident and inquisitive students who take pride in their achievements.

Fenster’s graduation requirements meet or exceed most college and university entrance requirements.

Earning College Credit:
Image of Boarding High School in Tucson, AZFenster School, in collaboration with Pima Community College, offers dual enrollment classes on campus for college credit. College classes at Fenster are taught by faculty members who are college certified to teach particular courses. Students will earn .5 high school credits for every college semester successfully completed and, depending on the college class, 3 or 4 college units.

Students earning an A, B, or C in any of the dual enrollment classes may have the earned college credits apply towards their college/university graduation requirements. Qualified students earn an average of 12 to 15 credits with some students earning over 21 credits during their junior and senior years.
 
Learning Support:
At Fenster, we believe each student learns differently and a range of learning styles is both appreciated and enriching. Our faculty members participate in continual professional development to strengthen and to expand their repertoire of the learning tactics and activities they deliver in their classrPhotos of Fenster School, Tucsonooms. Consequently, we provide learning support as needed so all students can realize academic success.

Students with documented learning differences are eligible for special accommodations and work closely with the Dean of the School to ensure that their accommodations are available in their classes.

In addition, Fenster also offers: an average class size of 5 to 8 students; a variety of teaching methods in each class; required tutorial support for students experiencing academic difficulty; required Academic Tables during evening study hall. If additional learning support is necessary, the Dean of the School assists a family in identifying local learning specialists.

English as a Second Language:
The ESL Program at Fenster provides English language instruction and support for non-native speakers of English. The program is designed to enable students to take English-only classes as soon as possible.

Every non-native speaker of English who applies for admission to Fenster School will be evaluated both before and after admission to determine their individual language needs. Prior to admission this evaluation ensures that our program can meet the academic requirements of each student. Post-admission evaluation assesses oral and written skills and allows us to place each student in the most appropriate level of ESL instruction.

Picture of Boarding High School in Tucson, AZStudents who need additional instruction for their English skills will be placed in one of two levels of ESL and, whenever possible, these classes are arranged as private tutorials so each student’s English language needs are dealt with on an individual basis.

Students also take other classes at the same time they are taking ESL and the ESL teachers coordinate with the teachers of other subject areas to ensure that each student is working on the skills they need for success in their regular courses.

As soon as it is feasible, international students are moved into regular English classes in order to prepare for college. TOEFL test preparation is an integral part of all ESL courses as it is a requirement for university admission.

College Counseling:
Fenster School is committed to finding the best college or university match for each student’s individual abilities and desires.

The college counselor works with every student to determine that their coursework, grades, essays, college entrance exams, activities, and recommendation letters are appropriate for their choices and will help each student research and apply to the selected institutions. The counselor involves parents in every step of the process and hopes that all will participate in this journey with their children.

The College Counseling Center offers an abundance of resources for students, including books, guides, magazines, handouts, DVDs , Internet access, and practice college entrance tests. Many of the materials may be checked out and students may also use the Center for research.

Each year, upperclassmen are taken on tours of local universities, including the University of Arizona. They are also able to attend college fairs and presentations on and off campus from admissions representatives from across the country.

Fenster offers students the opportunity to prepare, register, and take the:
PSAT/NMSQT, SAT Reasoning, SAT Subject Tests, ACT, and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).

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Address: 8505 Ocotillo Drive, Tucson, Arizona , USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2021-08-31 were from:

Arizona, UK / GB;   Scottsdale, AZ;   Hermosillo sonora, Mexico;   Tucson, Az;   Gilbert;   Seoul, South Korea;   Tucson;   Marana AZ;   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.
Verde Valley School
Courses / Programs
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.

Verde Valley School is accredited by the North Central Association and the International Baccalaureate Organization.
Co-ed Day & Boarding School Programs for students in Grades 9-12:

- Day Programs
- Boarding Programs
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Curriculum

Subjects include:
- Native Language
- Second Languages
- Individuals & Societies
- Science
- Mathematics
- The Arts
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
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
Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI)
Courses / Programs
Located in northwestern Montana, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is an accredited, family-run, therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens (boys and girls) ages 13-18.

We welcome students from California, across the United States, & students from around the world (TWAI is authorized to issue 1-20's for international students).

In our beautiful, peaceful, and safe location, we combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC).

TWAI has been serving struggling teens and their families since 2002, with an exceptional degree of success.

We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students, and offer help for the following presenting issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders among others.

With a passion for helping young people in crisis, our clinical, educational, and operations staff are among the best in the country.

We are a small program (40 students) which means that we are able to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.

Typically our on site student to staff ratio is 5:1. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.

Parent Testimonial:
"We feel reassured that our son Chad is in good hands being guided onto the right track...We are really beginning to get our son back again! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Therapeutic Boarding School
For troubled teens ages 13-18

- Middle School Program
- High School Program
- Credit Recovery
- Accelerated Learning
- College Preparation/ AP Classes
- SAT/ACT Testing Center
- Anti-Bullying Program

We also provide a GED program, and college courses.

We create a customized program for each student that requires a minimum of 3 months. However, best results for lasting success are realized through 6+ months of treatment.

TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.
The Orme School, Mayer AZ
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.
Co-Educational Day & Boarding Programs

- Boarding School (Grades 8-12 and Post-Graduate)
- ESL Program

School features:
- Small classes
- Rustic setting
- Intimate community
- Rigorous academics
- Full college acceptance
- Competitive sports
- Horsemanship
- Outdoor leadership
- Fine arts, and much more...