Boulder Creek Academy CTE Program Continues to Grow Through Community Support
Boulder Creek Academy, a therapeutic boarding school that serves students 13 through 18, weaves coeducational, fully accredited academics into a relationship-based therapy program and welcomes struggling students. Career & Technology Education (CTE) instructor Warren Hartz, Ed.D. shared some exciting news about the new year opportunities for BCA students: “ As always BCA is looking to increase growth with student opportunities. The focus of the Career and Technology program is to provide students with hands-on experiences.”
Projects on the horizon involve classes such as the Woods I class. Hands on experiences will include making and creating clocks, benches, picture frames and wooden toys. All of these opportunities give machine skill, routing and wood working technique practice. The Home Repair class will be focusing on the wiring process, with an emphasis on lamps.
The generosity of the North Idaho community for supporting this program has been impressive. The donations of tools and materials has exceeded expectation. The CTE program has received another community donation – a 2 cylinder tractor that the students will be able to work with. “The donor was excited to give the students the chance to use their newfound skillset.” The goal of rebuilding the engine, working on basic engine repair, and other projects makes these classes something the students look forward to being involved with.
The students have been impacted by this generosity, and in turn are looking to take advantage of this and learn as much as they can. Warren states, “We look forward to involving our students in the evolving CTE curriculum, and creating opportunities for real world examples of how to use the skills they have learned and apply them in a realistic setting.”
About Boulder Creek Academy
At Boulder Creek Academy, students rediscover their academic and social confidence. The key to our success is that we reignite our students’ belief in themselves by utilizing time-tested and proven methods. Students begin to experience academic achievement, regain self-esteem, learn to embrace their uniqueness and become capable learners who are confident in themselves. Each day at Boulder Creek Academy is purposefully designed to maximize experiences that allow students to practice social skills, improve self-worth and develop healthy identity, benefit from therapeutic learning and to have fun.
Boulder Creek Academy has been creating a therapeutic learning environment for high school students ages 14-18 with anxiety, depression, untapped academic potential, interpersonal relationship difficulties, limited executive function skills and overlooked strengths and talents for more than 25 years.