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Mountain Springs Preparatory Academy:
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.

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Transitional Boarding School for Boys & Girls Ages 14-18:

Features include:
- Specialized teachers who are passionate about what they teach (and, therefore, who produce students who say things like, “I’ve never liked math before!”)
- SAT/ACT preparation and testing
- Outstanding college-prep curriculum that is taught through learning and teaching techniques best suited for this type of student (e.g. lots of “hands-on” learning)
- A customized education plan
- Superb teacher-student ratios (average 1:6 teacher to student ratio) that provide the one-on-one best suited for this type of student
- Fully-accredited academic program (Northwest Association of Accredited Schools)
- Opportunities for some students to enroll at Southern Utah University and take college level classes while still living in a safe, supportive environment
- Classes take place on campus with access to the teachers during regular study halls
- Opportunities to accelerate students' coursework to help them get caught up or graduate on time. In addition, Opportunities exist to make up deficient grades
- College entrance preparation and application assistance
- Career exploration and vocational internships
- A comprehensive approach to ADD and ADHD that goes beyond academics

International Travel:

At Mountain Springs Preparatory Academy, we have long believed that traveling can indeed be one of the best forms of education. To that end, Mountain Springs has designed one large international trip per year.

Outdoor Leadership:
Because the student profile at Mountain Springs is a student who is or has struggled in the past and who often battles low self-esteem, these Outdoor Leadership Excursions provide invaluable opportunities to challenge their beliefs, nurture leadership qualities, and learn once again that “I can do it!”

Knowledge Treks:
The saying, “I would rather see a sermon than hear one any day” encapsulates the academic philosophy of Mountain Springs Preparatory Academy. Our outstanding, formal classroom education is complimented by regular trips outside of the classroom to study in nature’s classroom. We call these education-led, field trips Knowledge Treks!

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Address: 1441 S. Campus Drive, Cedar City, Iron County, Utah , USA
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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.
Oakley School, Salt Lake City
Courses / Programs
Located in Oakley, just 45 miles east of Salt Lake City in Summit County, Utah, Oakley School is a leading college preparatory therapeutic boarding school for boys and girls in Grades 9-12.

Oakley is accredited as a Therapeutic School by the Utah Department of Human Services and the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools.

We provide treatment and student development support programs consisting of our Off-Form Program, Intensive Clinical Services, Trails (an outdoor experience program) as well as recovery programs with individualized strategic counseling, family therapy and group therapy.

The Oakley School provides a college preparation program with honors and advanced placement courses. A strong and positive student community sets the Oakley School apart from other schools.

We are committed to academic excellence, yet we maintain a parallel concern for habits of being that yield moral stature. Each student is part of a "house" -- a kind of family group that shares home base.
Boarding Programs for Boys & Girls in Grades 9-12:

- Treatment and Student Development Support Programs consisting of Off-Form Program, Intensive Clinical Services, Trails (an outdoor experience program)
- Recovery Programs including recovery group, individualized strategic counseling, family therapy, group therapy
- Academic Curriculum including college preparatory courses, honors courses and Advanced Placement courses
- Fine Arts Program
- College Counseling
- Study Skills and Learning Specialist
New Haven Residential Treatment Center
Courses / Programs
Located in beautiful Spanish Fork, 60 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah, New Haven is part of InnerChange, a family of programs that provide education, treatment, and recovery for adolescent girls and young women. InnerChange programs include Residential Treatment Programs for girls age 13-17 and a Transition Program for young women.

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.
White River Academy
Courses / Programs
White River Academy is an all boys boarding school for troubled teens ages 13-17 in Delta, Utah, which is a small farming community about 2 ½ hours from Salt Lake City.

We are a small family oriented campus, and are able to spend more time with each student and make sure their problems do not go un-noticed.

All students participate in a rigorous daily schedule consisting of emotional growth, Positive Peer Culture group sessions, self-esteem building, goal setting and goal review sessions, service projects, daily chores, life skills and independent living such as cooking and cleaning.

Students also participate in Individual Therapy twice per month and once per month the counselor discusses updated goals and objectives with the family.

Students are in class six days a week so as to sharpen academic skills in many of the basic courses like Math, Science, English, History and more.

Our goal is to offer an opportunity where the family as a whole can participate in assisting their loved one to accomplish the goals that have been established within the program.
Therapeutic Boarding School for Boys Ages 13-17:

- Independent teen study curriculum that covers Grades 6-12 as well as college and GED preparation.

- Our special focus is on helping troubled teens by using the Positive Peer Culture Model.

- We offer a results based Program that includes: Academics, Health and Therapy, Family Support, Self Esteem Building, Positive Peer Culture groups

- Individual counseling, prime for life drug and alcohol prevention program and Recreation Therapy.
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.
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