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Southwestern Academy, Phoenix area:
Located at Beaver Creek Ranch, Rimrock, outside the city of Sedona, 95 miles north of Phoenix and northeast of Camp Verde, Yavapai County 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 art lessons. Here, your child can reach his highest potential, participate in sports and activities, and make lifelong friendships.

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Photo of College Preparatory Boarding School in ArizonaAcademics at Southwestern:
Southwestern Academy is a college preparatory school and classes are based on the University of California’s entrance standards.

In classes of 8 to 12 students, each student benefits from personalized attention. It’s the key to unlocking your potential, whether you’re a highly motivated learner or a bright student with good capabilities who could be doing better. Classes are grouped by achievement rather than age, so students learn at their own pace.

In addition to core subjects such as English, math, science, history, social studies, a second language, visual and performing arts, physical education, community service students can choose from a wide range of electives.

These classes include:
- Art, art history, computer literacy, contemporary history, creativewriting, photography, world affairs, music, keyboarding, music appreciation, publications and yearbook, student government, drama, speech, honors chorale, chorus, chamber orchestra.

Other electives and independent study courses may be arranged through a student's advisor as needed and desired.

Field trips and computer classes supplement all subjects. In addition, students are encouraged to participate in Southwestern varsity teams or recreational sports.
Image of College Preparatory Boarding School in ArizonaESL Program:
We are proud to offfer English as a Second Language.

Classes cover:
- Reading and Phonics
- Grammar
- Vocabulary Development
- Writing
- Speaking and Listening
- Conversation
- Note-taking (advanced level)

Postgraduate Program:
Students use our postgraduate opportunities to take advanced level classes, improve grades in previously taken classes, or to study English before moving on to college.

Families considering a postgraduate year will consult with our academic deans to design the best possible program to strengthen the student for success in the right college or university.

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Address: Rimrock, Beaver Creek Ranch Campus, Phoenix, Arizona , USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2021-02-04 were from:

Melbourne, Australia;   Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago;   El Mirage/ AZ;   Goodyear;   Scottsdale, az;   Gto, Mexico;   Malaysia;   SANTA ANA;   Chula Vista, CA;   Madison WI Dane;   and more.
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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 from Arizona and across the United States.

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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.