Health Focus at Boulder Creek Academy
Boulder Creek Academy, a therapeutic boarding school serving ages 13 through 18, weaves coeducational, fully-accredited academics into a relationship-based therapy program and welcomes struggling students. Boulder Creek is excited to share what students are learning from the nursing department regarding nutrition and how it affects their bodies.
Getting outside, exercising, and being active have always been a focus at Boulder Creek Academy. Lead Nurse Heather Lorenz, RN-BSN enjoys educating the students about what fuels the body and what foods help the brain function at its best. She is excited to share her passion for good health with the students. With 25 years of experience in acute care, and having grown up in a medical family, Heather has a lot to share. “My goal for our students is to educate them, and answer the questions they are asking, as well as promote thought towards the things they may have never thought to ask.” The students love to share and to learn, and to have their questions answered.
Heather welcomes the opportunities to attend dorm groups to discuss personal health, personal hygiene, and how to take care of your body. The benefits abound. “I look forward to coming to school and interacting with the kids! They are so curious, it’s my opportunity to discuss health with each one of them, and to connect with them in their individualized sessions.”
Heather posts health topics on the Nursing bulletin board outside the nurses’ office. The theme for this month is all about “Nutrition for my Brain and Body”. Heather’s enthusiasm for sharing about health is infectious….
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.