All Kinds of News for November 10, 2015
Turn-About Ranch is a real working cattle ranch where students learn to work hard both physically and academically. Our academic program affords students the opportunity to learn to love learning again. With solid academic and therapeutic support, students recognize areas for growth and begin to utilize study skills for success. Students often become excited about their education and realize that they are capable of learning and producing great work. Once this happens, it affords us the ability to help students recover lost credits. Students are able to have a customized education plan with the flexibility to choose to recover credits for classes they received poor grades in or are behind in and can earn up to a full semester of credit in a variety of courses. Course work can be customized for credit recovery using both our online curriculum and direct teacher-led instruction in the classroom. At Turn-About Ranch, you can recover a full semester of credit in 100 days of treatment.
With our small class sizes, students benefit from one-on-one help and feedback. In addition, small class size allows students opportunities for more immediate feedback; teachers check for understanding and students improve their scores as well as their GPA. We try to incorporate hands on learning opportunities and use the ranch to help facilitate that as well. Another benefit to our classroom dynamics is that students improve and feel more confident in the classroom setting and have more opportunities to interact in front of the class in a safe, less intimidating environment.
Turn-About Ranch works hand in hand with a student’s former school to create an Individualized Academic Plan. This plan is put in place to help insure success at Turn-About ranch and also as the student transitions home into a traditional school setting. Turn-About Ranch is unique. In traditional wilderness treatment settings a parent may be forced to choose between academics and treatment. At Turn-About Ranch, students receive quality treatment and instead of falling behind in school, they are able to recover credits, become caught up, start to enjoy school and see it as a privilege. Our Academic Director Sherri Steele works hard to create a schedule similar to their home school that they will attend upon graduation. Our partnership with their regular school helps ensure they are on track when they return and continue to be on track for graduation.
At Turn-About Ranch, students experience therapeutic and academic change. You can often measure the internal change they make by the changes you see academically. One of the biggest gifts parents receive when reunited with their students is their child’s new found love of reading. Students read a minimum of 8 inspirational and uplifting books while in the program. This is a first for many students and helps foster a lifelong love of learning!
If a child is behind and struggling in academics in addition to their personal struggles, contact us at Turn-About Ranch and let us see how we can help!