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Steamboat Mountain School:
Steamboat Mountain School is a coeducational boarding and day high school that blends academics and adventure, combining an outstanding college-preparatory curriculum with extraordinary programs out of the classroom and around the globe to build students’ knowledge, develop their confidence and independence, and prepare them for meaningful and fascinating lives.

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Co-educational Day & Boarding School Programs for Students in Grades 9-12:
Photo of Boarding High School in ColoradoThe College Preparatory Curriculum:
At Steamboat Mountain School, we offer students a traditional college preparatory curriculum. We believe in cultivating a strong work ethic and resilient mindset that will last a lifetime. Graduates widely report that the rigor of Steamboat Mountain School’s academic program prepared them well for the challenges of college coursework and life. However, education does not occur solely in the classroom. Students’ unique experiences on GIS or in the competitive ski/ride program foster an adventurous and independent spirit that sets Steamboat Mountain School students apart, both as students and citizens on college campuses.

Typical Course load: 5 classes

AP Program
Image of Boarding High School in ColoradoAll A. P. classes are open enrollment except for A. P. English, which requires an 88% average in high school English classes or permission from the teacher. 

A.P. Classes Offered: English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, Calculus II, Spanish Language.

Students may work independently with a faculty mentor to prepare for A.P. exams in other courses.  Recently, students have used this opportunity to prepare for the A.P. Physics, U.S. History, and Biology exams.

OUR PROGRAMS

Experiential Program
Our intensive outdoor and Global Immersion Studies programs promote self-reliance, grit, cooperation, sustainability and collaboration. As students learn to push their physical and mental limits, they gain confidence, which translates to the classroom.

Outdoor Program
Photos of Steamboat Mountain School• Orientation Backpacking: Each student participates in a three-night orientation camp trip, backpacking in our local wilderness areas and learning Leave-No-Trace wilderness ethics.
• Desert Week: Students travel to southeastern Utah to develop their skills on a more extended and extensive trip. Students backpack, kayak, canyoneer, rock climb, canoe, and mountain bike.
• Physical and Outdoor Pursuits (POPS):  Students learn physical reliance and build skills 3 afternoons/week. Examples of POPS include mountain biking, rock climbing, alpine, skiing, nordic skiing, hiking, and team sports

Global Immersion Studies (GIS)
We build global understanding in ways no other school can match through our one-of-a-kind Global Immersion Studies program, which includes:
• Cultural immersion, homestays, adventure, community building, and self-discovery .
• Four weeks each year in a developing-world country.
• Meaningful service projects.
• Weekly seminars led by teachers and/or outside speakers prior to travel that address unique issues in the countries to which students will travel and that integrate with class curriculum by class.
• Countries to which we traveled in 2014: Vietnam/Cambodia, Ecuador, Peru, Tanzania
• Throughout the program’s history, GIS students have traveled to 56 countries and 6 continents.
By the time Steamboat Mountain Students graduate, they will have spent four months in four different countries on four continents.
Competitive Ski/Ride Program
Students participate in the competitive ski and snowboard programs in partnership with the acclaimed Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (SSWSC) www.sswsc.org. This program is reserved for athletes dedicated to their sport. The program includes:

• Dryland training in the fall.
• Daily and weekend training with SSWSC coaches.
• Intensive competition schedule.
• To accommodate athletes’ high-level competition, these athletes drop two classes after Thanksgiving.
• Intersession: In April, while the Global Immersion Studies students are traveling, competitive athletes enter a month of intensive, two-hour a day courses to make up the course work they dropped during the competition season.
• 30 Steamboat Mountain School alumni have been members of the US Ski Team, US Snowboarding Team, or X Game teams. 16 have competed in the Olympics, and 2 have won OIympic medals.

Students in the Ski/Ride program truly demonstrate an ability to work independently, and to achieve at the highest level, both athletically and intellectually.

Sustainable Agriculture Program (SAP)
Since its founding in 1957, Steamboat Mountain School has been committed to educating students about the environment and empowering students as stewards of our natural world. SAP is an avenue for students to:
• Connect with the environment through the food system
• Work with the school chef and area farmers
• Work in the school’s greenhouse to produce food for meals
• Implement a composting and aquaculture system

Community Service
Steamboat Mountain School believes in the value of selfless service, both locally and globally. All students participate in weekly service work in the Steamboat Springs area, and Global Immersion Studies travel incorporates meaningful service projects in the communities to which students travel.

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Address: 42605 County Road 36, Steamboat Springs, Colorado , USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2017-01-28 were from:

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Colorado Rocky Mountain School
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The Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS) is a co-educational college preparatory boarding school for students in Grades 9-12, located near Aspen Colorado in the heart of the beautiful Rocky Mountains on a 350-acre working ranch.

We are an exceptional college-preparatory institution that gives our students the skills, confidence, and knowledge to be successful in life and to contribute to their communities.

Our curriculum is sequenced, both to give students a firm foundation in core discipline and to illuminate interdisciplinary connections across active and academic programs and among humanities disciplines.

Our community is exceptional, our setting is spectacular, and our program os enriching. Our faculty are possibly the best-rounded, most dedicated educators you will ever meet.

In keeping with our mission to provide a balanced curriculum, including service to the community, many of the buildings were landscaped, built, or remodeled by student-faculty work crews.
Co-ed Boarding School Programs for 9-12th Graders:

College-Preparatory Curriculum:
- A college-preparatory curriculum within a program of the arts, athletics, physical work, service to the community, and enriching wilderness experience.

- At CRMS, we graduate students who have a strong sense of self-worth and a lifelong passion for learning.

- Our students are expected to pursue a challenging course of study across our curriculum.
Wasatch Academy
Courses / Programs
Wasatch Academy is a nurturing, independent boarding school for Grade 8-12 students from Utah, throughout the U.S. and around the globe. Our school is located in Mt. Pleasant UT, one hour south of Provo.

Teachers use a variety of classroom strategies and commit to a wide range of activities that allows every student to find their own pathway to success.

Our pledge to nurture a diverse community of learners is essential to the fulfillment of our mission. We channel our resources to attract students from many different backgrounds, welcoming students from nearly 40 countries around the world, to prepare students for success in the 21st century.
Co-Ed Boarding School Programs for Grades 8-12:

Academic subjects include:
- English
- Social Studies
- Mathematics
- Science
- Foreign Language
- Fine Arts
- Technology
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Extra-Curricular Activities
- Competitive Sports
- Visual Arts
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.
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.
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.
La Europa Academy, Salt Lake City
Courses / Programs
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.

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
- Psychiatry
- Yoga

Academic Program:
- College Prep Program including English, Social Studies, Math and Science; Broad Enrichment Program of art, science, Foreign Language, dance and multi-media.