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Therapeutic Boarding School in Utah for Troubled Girls

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La Europa Academy, Salt Lake City:
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.

Our Typical Student:

Photo of Therapeutic Boarding School in Utah for Troubled GirlsOur typical girl would be described as very bright and talented. She may have an interest and talent in Fine Arts such as painting, ceramics, photography, music or dance.

She may also have great interest and ability in writing, math, science, literature, or language. However, she tends to be a girl whose emotional and/or behavioral issues have conflicted with her being able to succeed in the areas in which she has great gifts.

While academic performance tends to range greatly with our students, their ability level certainly has them as college bound material. For some, this may require a lot of work, as they have begun taking a downward spiral in classroom performance or may struggle to comply with academic rigors in mainstream schools.

For others, they have managed to maintain strong grade point averages and might need help to push themselves to more engaged learning experiences. The La Europa student struggles with core issues such as hurt, pain, or fear. These core issues may result from a variety of different types of past and current experiences. Core issues may also display themselves in a variety of different types of behaviors.

The La Europa student is more likely to find coping strategies to relieve her pain in the short term, while punishing herself in the long run. This makes her clinically complex and she may no longer be benefiting from outpatient therapy.

Issues/Behaviors Might Include:

* Depression or Bipolar symptoms
* Anxiety
* Eating Disorders
* Cutting/Self-Mutilation
* Sexual Reactivity
* Drugs/Alcohol
* Relationship difficulties–Often getting too close too fast or having a tough time making friends at all
* Excessive anger or frustration
* Family Conflict
* Defiance to rules or authority figures
* School failure
* Trauma
* Self-esteem issues
* Chameleon behaviors (may act differently based on whoever she is hanging around)–Tries to adapt or fit based on what others want/expect from her. Tends lo lack her own identity.

Our girls are more likely to be kind to others while treating themselves poorly. Our girls struggle with self worth, feeling loveable, and worrying that they have let the family down. These intense feelings tend to be what she is hiding. We believe this is the root or core of her intensifying and escalating behaviors.

What We Believe:

At La Europa, we believe two very key things.

We believe in our girls and their families:
We work with remarkable people. 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. Underneath all of this, though, we honor the greatness within all of the girls we have the privilege of working with.

We believe in change:
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.

Student-focused Care:

Image of Therapeutic Boarding School in Utah for Troubled GirlsLa 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.

Teachers are carefully selected based on their expertise and love for what they teach. Most importantly, the program is a place where students feel loved and respected, based on our belief that a child that feels loved will eagerly want to learn and will feel self-confident in doing so. La Europa programs are offered in a supportive and stimulating environment dedicated to:

* Helping students develop high-level thinking skills so that the process of learning applies to all aspects of life outside school
* Establishing a well-balanced environment that nurtures positive self-esteem
* Providing a climate that stimulates creativity and is supportive of the unique qualities of each child
* Making teachers and students accountable for the mastery of basic academic skills
* Creating a democratic environment that promotes respect for others

This child-focused, principle-centered approach to teaching children allows La Europa to rekindle a love of learning in students that frequently struggle in traditional academic settings.

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.


La Europa Faculty Provide:

* Positive role modeling and supportive assistance to the students’ emotional, intellectual, physical and social needs.
* A student-focused curriculum geared toward allowing each student to meet her individual academic potential.
* A partnership with therapeutic professionals to integrate the emotional and academic learning of students.
* Classroom instruction for grades 9 – 12 with an average class size of 8 students.
* A student course load grade-specific of English, Social Studies, Math, Science, Spanish or other academic elective, Fine Art (Art, Photography, Dance, or Film Making) and Physical Education.
* College-preparatory courses with high academic standards based on the Utah State Core Curriculum.
* Services and accommodations for students with learning differences.
* An opportunity to make-up credit and/or review missing academic concepts.
* Educators that are professionally licensed and carefully selected based on their expertise and love for what they teach.
* Educators committed to continual improvement of skills through participating in teaching observations, setting and achieving educational goals, and attending training in the areas of new educational methods and mental health.
* A comprehensive guidance program including: appropriate course placement for grade-level advancement, SAT/ACT scheduling and preparation, recommendations for appropriate educational placement after La Europa and assistance through the process of applying for college.

Support for Learning:

Photos of La Europa Academy, Salt Lake CityIn addition to classroom instruction and scheduling based on the courses needed for each student, the La Europa education department provides a great deal of student supports. We desire to help students to learn more effectively and to find ways to be successful in school. There are a number of ways that we encourage this.

Positive Behavior Support:
All of the teachers at La Europa Academy are dedicated to fostering a positive, safe, and supportive learning environment. Each week La Europa Academy faculty highlight one student that has made extra effort that week in school with the student of the week program. This student is given a certificate, a choice of ice cream from Cold Stone, and a positive parent letter is sent home.

Academic Probation:
Academic Probation is a supportive disciplinary tool used to help student how are falling behind in school. Any student that falls 2 or more assignments behind or drops below a 70% in any class is put on Academic Probation. While a student is on Academic Probation they have restricted privileges in the evenings allowing them extra time to completing missing assignments, extra credit, or redo poorly done work.

Study Skills Class:
The study skills program was developed to help support students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and school anxiety. A certified special education teacher leads this class and implements the curriculum. Many of these students have IEP’s from home school districts are implemented at La Europa Academy.

Home Passes:
It is an important part of the therapeutic and education process to have students practice being at home with their parents. This does, however, mean that at times students so miss school at La Europa Academy. In order to support this process, students complete the home pass homework form before they leave on a home visit.

Individualized Tutoring:
During the lunch free time period teachers are available to La Europa Academy student for personal tutoring. Teacher can work one on one with students during this time to enrich skills, re-teach concepts, or complete independent study material.

Master Education Plans:
When a student admits to La Europa Academy, a Master Education Plan is completed within a month. This plan is correlated with the student therapeutic, residential, and nursing plan. All of these plans are aligned around 3 to 5 specific areas of concern.

Learning Technics:
The Learning Technics program is a company that La Europa Academy contract with to help support and enhance a student’s ability to learn. Through a variety of exercises Learning Technics student learn to better learn new material and better access previously learned material.


Picture of Therapeutic Boarding School in Utah for Troubled GirlsAs the day winds down from school, the work at La Europa Academy is just getting going. Each evening is filled with activities and events designed to help the students develop relationships and exercise their skills and emotional growth.

* Recreation Night
Every week, one student takes responsibility for planning a fun off-campus activity for her community. Some recent popular activities include roller skating, dollar movies, and a local arcade.

* Service/Culture Night
One night a week our students either participate in a service project or local cultural activity (the opera, plays, symphony/musical events, dance productions/classes, art exhibits, etc.). In the past La Europa has attended the off-Broadway production of Les Miserables, Ballet West’s production of Swan Lake, Utah Opera’s rendition of Romeo and Juliet, and Utah’s award winning Shakespearean Festival in Cedar City.

* Craft Night
Accessing their creative energies, La Europa students make blankets, holiday crafts, paint, scrapbook, learn to knit and crochet, and make beaded handicrafts.

* Movie/Pizza Night
On Saturday evenings, our students agree (after some discussion) upon a movie to rent and then order-in pizza. All movies are approved through staff for appropriate content. Rated R movies are not allowed.

* Rec. Center
Students visit a local recreation center once a week to swim, play basketball, strength train, and exercise.

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Address: Murray, 1135 Vine St , Salt Lake City, Utah , USA
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We combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC) on our beautiful and safe 150 acre campus.

We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to students across the U.S. & students from around the world (TWAI is authorized to issue 1-20's for international students).

We offer help to teenagers who present with the following issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders.

We are accredited by National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPPSA) and Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC).

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

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

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

Parent Testimonial:
"I would recommend your program to anyone wanting to find the help for their child that has lost their way and is on a negative path to self-destruction. Thank you for your help and I am especially glad that his mother and I were able to discover your program.”
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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
- GED Program
- College-level 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.
New Haven Residential Treatment Center
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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.
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
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
Clearview Horizon School for Girls
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Clearview Horizon School for Girls is a therapeutic boarding school designed for girls between the ages of 13 to 21 years. We are located in Sandpoint in Bonner County, Idaho, set in the beautiful Montana mountains.

Clearview is for girls who are struggling with self-esteem, motivation, purpose, the influence of a negative peer environment, recreational drug use, an eating disorder, or some other destructive behavioral pattern.

Through our unique Christian-based program, students find the strength to overcome their disorders. Students attend school, receive tutoring when necessary, and participate in after school activities.

More than 500 students have trusted their care to Clearview Horizon since 1996. Clearview offers a program made up of skilled and experienced professionals who help young women struggling with life problems.

Clearview is fully accredited through the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC). It has been our mission to help young girls rejoin their families and face the world better equipped with the skills necessary to succeed in life.
Therapeutic boarding school program for girls aged 13 - 21 years:

- The Clearview Experience is a controlled, therapeutic boarding school environment which emphasizes Athletic, Academic, and Emotional fitness.

- Mentoring is also a crucial part of our overall program.

- The program is highly structured and responsibilities are taken very seriously.

- Teachers are on site to ensure that all students continue their academic progress.

- Vocational training for students over the age of 18 years.
Fieldstone Academy Boarding School
Courses / Programs
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Our curriculum could be described as a highly structured, education and life skills training environment, aimed at the improvement of the whole child. Fieldstone has been very successful at reaching children from every state and in many foreign countries.

Students with ADD/ADHD and long term anxiety issues have been shown to be very successful in the campus positive peer environment.

Fieldstone has an open enrollment with students arrivals throughout the school year and is fully accredited through the Northwest Accreditation Commission and the State Office of Education.
Co-ed Academic Boarding School Programs:

Features include:
- Small class sizes (6-7)
- Lots of one-on-one attention
- Positive and Caring Structure
- Respect-driven culture
- Years of extraordinary results

- We start at the basics in math and in reading and then move on to more advanced subjects.

- Once students have mastered or re-mastered the basics, we move on to the subjects they should be studying.