All Kinds of News for December 07, 2016
The academic team at Moonridge Academy planned two educational field trips, that included fun too. Their philosophy is to first teach in the classroom, followed by real-life hands on experience. Moonridge Academy, serves girls ages 11-14 years old. Many students find success absorbing what they have been taught, when it is experiential. During this past semester, the girls at Moonridge Academy have been learning about the systems of the body in science class. They have also been learning about the sinking of the Titanic in their social studies class. To complete both units of study, the academic team planned a day of field trips in Las Vegas, NV which is located about 2 hours from Moonridge Academy.
First the girls visited the Bodies Exhibit where they got to see the different systems of the body up close and personal. The girls had their own tour guide, Steve Curry, the science teacher, who spent time explaining each display as they moved through the exhibit. Next, it was onto the Titanic Exhibit where the girls gained knowledge about the biggest maritime disaster in history. The girls thought it was super cool to be assigned the role of an actual passenger to "be" during the exhibit. Some were quite sad to learn that the person they were assigned didn't survive the sinking of the ship. Of course, any trip to Las Vegas includes eating at a yummy restaurant. All in all, a wonderful day filled with learning and fun.
Moonridge Academy is a CERTS Program in beautiful southern Utah with 16 beds, and is specifically designed for younger girls, ages 11-14. Younger girls need a younger environment, without the influence of older girls' more sophisticated or advanced issues. Moonridge takes a young approach to therapy and intervention, even our DBT program is taught and delivered at this specific age range level. Moonridge is intensive residential treatment for girls with issues of trauma, emotional regulation, depression, family conflict, and beginning stages of self-harm or substance experimentation. Traditional schooling is provided and Moonridge uses play and laughter to connect, a warm family environment to protect, and deep therapy to inspire and create change. Moonridge is located in scenic southern Utah near Cedar City, UT.