All Kinds of News for September 14, 2016
Turn-About Ranch is excited to welcome Abigail Dominy, Ph.D. as the new Academic Director. Coined “The Million Acre School” in a 2014 blog post, Turn-About Ranch offers a unique therapeutic and educational experience for each of their students as they incorporate the vast and varied landscape of South-Central Utah with its high mountain lakes, big sky vistas, sandstone cliffs, and a uniquely rugged desert. The Academic Program is fully accredited and flexible enough to provide credit recovery or advanced studies in core subjects. “Students can complete a full semester’s credit in just 100 days,” said Shane Young, Admissions Director. “That wouldn’t be possible without the dedication and oversight Abby offers each student.” Along with her dedication, Abby adds depth to the classroom through her own experience and expertise.
As Academic Director, Abby works with schools, parents, and students to help ensure the best possible outcomes for each student when it’s time to transition back home. Along with managing Turn-About Ranch’s Academic program, she teaches Math and directs the Science experience by "bringing the outside in" while incorporating aspects of the surrounding area.
On a more personal note, Abby is a voracious reader (especially science fiction), enjoys spending hours in her sewing room and tending to her vegetable garden. She enjoys taking hikes, kayaking, boating, and catching turtles. Abby is also well trained by her cat and guinea pig.
About Turn-About Ranch Turn-About Ranch is a wilderness therapy and residential treatment program located in the heart of Southern Utah’s canyon country. Students experience life on a real working ranch while undergoing treatment to improve their life back home. Surrounded by multiple national parks and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Turn-About Ranch is the ideal location for youth of today to have the space they need to find healing and purpose.