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Boarding School for Troubled Youth in Salt Lake City, UT

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West Ridge Academy:
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.

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Our Goal and Mission:

Photo of Boarding School for Troubled Youth in Salt Lake City, UTOur Goal and Mission at West Ridge Academy is to offer hope and healing to families. A young person spiraling out of control can be devastating to even the healthiest of families. Sometimes normal parenting skills simply aren't enough. We are here to help.

Our passion is to build trusting relationships with your son or daughter that will hopefully help facilitate a lifelong change in heart. They will learn new coping skills and moral and spiritual values that will propel them into a more functional and peaceful way of life. These changes are miraculous to see and the reason why we love what we do at West Ridge Academy.

Boardng Programs for Students Ages 9-18:

Image of Boarding School for Troubled Youth in Salt Lake City, UT- Education programs for elementary, middle and high school students aged between 9 - 18 including Advanced Placement (AP) courses, Special Education and more

- Therapeutic program which is holistic in approach, treating the mental, physical and spiritual problems. At the foundation of our program, we use natural and logical consequences to teach and tutor our students.

- Recreation Therapy

- Cultural Arts Program

- Eight-month aftercare program, which begins immediately following discharge from residential treatment.

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.

Admission Criteria:

West Ridge Academy operates 365 days a year and application for admission may take place at any time. Acceptance is based on a review of the student's current and past history of behavior, consultation with parents and professionals, and psycho-educational testing when appropriate.

Our students may have issues with:

- Bi- Polar Disorder
- Oppositional- Defiant Disorder 
- Post Traumatic Stress
- Substance Abuse
- Anxiety Disorders
- Low Self-Esteem
- Learning Disabilities
- Low Motivation
- Habitual Lying
- Adoption/Attachment Issues
- Identity Issues
- Peer Problems
- Bereavement
- Victims of Abuse and Neglect
- Family Adjustment Difficulties
- Personality Disorders (borderline, histrionic, narcissistic traits)
- Depression or Dysthymia

Admissions Criteria excludes the following:

- Psychosis
- Low IQ (below 80)
- Pregnancy
- Parents that are unwilling to participate
- Anti-social or conduct disorder
- Physically violent histories

Accreditation:

We are accredited through Northwest Association of Accredited School - the same accrediting body that public schools throughout Utah, Idaho, Washington, Wyoming and Oregon.

Because we are accredited, all of the credits that any student earns at our school is transferable to any school in the United States.

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Address: 5500 Bagley Park Road, West Jordan, Salt Lake County , Utah , USA
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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
Mountain Springs Preparatory Academy
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Located in Cedar City, Iron County UT, 250 miles south of Salt Lake City, Mountain Springs Preparatory Academy (MSPA) is a transitional boarding school for boys & girls ages 14-18, who are transitioning from a residential treatment center (RTC) or wilderness program in need of a safe environment to practice the new skills that that they have learned.

MSPA is not a therapeutic boarding school but therapy is available from trained professionals in the community who work with MSPA and understand our unique mission and philosophy. MSPA is focused on helping students acclimate back into society.

MSPA provides many of the components of a traditional boarding school, including a full-range of academic classes, college prep and ACT/SAT test prep, etc. but in addition provides the expertise to work specifically with the niche of students transitioning from higher levels of care.
Transitional Boarding School for Boys & Girls Ages 14-18:

- 1:6 teacher to student ratio
- Fully-accredited academic program
- College-prep curriculum
- Customized education plan
- College level classes
- Specialized teachers
- SAT/ACT preparation and testing
- Career exploration
- Vocational internships
- A comprehensive approach to ADD and ADHD that goes beyond academics
Provo Canyon School
Courses / Programs
Provo Canyon School has been providing mental health care for boys and girls ages 12-17 for nearly 40 years. We are one of the nation’s largest and most experienced treatment facilities for youth.

Provo Canyon School’s alumni and friends are its largest source of referrals, and our caring professionals operate in a unique environment which helps make a positive difference in a teenager’s life.

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS) has endorsed the school. The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) is also an associate of the school. We have a 242-bed facility with two different campus sites for boys and girls.

Provo is the location of the boy's campus; the girl's campus is situated at Orem. We provide services to students who are between the ages of 11 and 17 years of age (7th to 12th graders) with a variety of different clinical needs.

The average length of stay for a Provo Canyon School student is 10 months, however this can vary considerably depending on the clinical issues of the student. All of our teachers are special education certified.
Academic Programs for 7th to 12th Graders:

- Our fully accredited program and small class sizes are designed to meet each child's individual needs and to facilitate the ability to work with learning differences.

- We offer comprehensive academic programs with over 140 different academic classes taught within an 8:1 ratio.

- Our Early Adolescent Program is designed to meet the unique developmental needs of boys ages 12 to 14.
Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI)
Courses / Programs
Are you searching for a boarding school for troubled teens in the Northwest?

Located on a beautiful and safe 150 acre campus in Montana, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is a family-run, therapeutic boarding school for troubled teen girls & boys ages 13-18 from Wyoming and across the U.S.

We combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC) for students who present with issues such as poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders among others.

Accredited by National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPPSA), and Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), we provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students and their families, with an exceptional level of success.

We are a small program (40 students) with a student to staff ratio of 5:1. This allows us to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.

TWAI requires a minimum commitment of 3 months. However, best results for lasting success are realized through 6+ months of treatment. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.

We accept insurance which ultimately allows parents the affordability of treatment.

Parent Testimonial:
"I feel that her life path has been corrected and that is a relief. I can’t thank you enough for the love you have shown to my family."
- Mike
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For troubled teens ages 13-18

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- 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.

TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA, with 98% of our high school graduates to attend trade school or college.

It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.
Sundance Canyon Academy
Courses / Programs
Sundance Canyon Academy, located in Herriman, southwestern Salt Lake County, Utah, is a therapeutic boarding school for boys between the ages of 13-17 years. Academics is foremost in the interest of many of our students.

It is our mission to assist them in continuation of their educational goals by providing an accredited and useful curriculum which enables them to continue their education and work towards successful graduation with a deep sense of accomplishment.

Two of the most common problems we treat at Sundance are school failure and opposition-defiance. Our typical student has low self-esteem and is struggling with authority. Other common problems we address include drug experimentation, mood disorders, and family discord.
Therapeutic Boarding School for Boys (Ages 13-17)

Subject areas include:
- Pre-Algebra
- Algebra
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- Science
- Chemistry
- Physics
- World History
- American History
- Biology
- English
- Writing Composition
- Reading Comprehension
- Physical Education
- Health Science...
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