All Kinds of News for April 05, 2017
Two weeks ago marked 15 years since the first female student was admitted to Alpine Academy. Since that day in March of 2002, Alpine Academy has had the privilege of working with over 600 youth and families.
There have been a lot of changes to Alpine Academy in the past 15 years. Geographically, we moved from from a single home in Cedar Hills, UT to a beautiful 35-acre campus in rural Erda, UT that has 7 spacious homes, modern academic and clinical buildings, a beautiful fitness and arts building and picturesque riding arenas and pastures for the horses.
Programmatically a lot has changed as well as Alpine has grown and developed. From big things such as becoming a fully accredited school and the creation of the ASPIRE program, to adding support staff members like a full-time special education coordinator, academic advisor and after-care coordinator. Alpine is big on feedback from students and parents and has used that to further growth by making recommended adjustments to nutrition and exercise, program advancement and the use of privileges and free-time.
Fundamentally, however, Alpine Academy remains the same as it was 15 years ago. Alpine prides itself on providing quality treatment through the use of evidence-based and research-driven methods. Alpine is proud to be a NATSAP Research Designated Program and the only NATSAP program that is accredited by the Teaching-Family Association. The Teaching-Family Model is recognized by the APA and SAMHSA as an evidence-based practice for changing the lives of students. This model is paired with loving and caring team members who are driven by a passion to help Alpine’s students and families.
About Alpine AcademyAlpine Academy is a licensed Residential Treatment Center for girls ages 12-18 located in Utah. Students struggle with emotional disturbances that are severe enough to prevent them from going to school successfully. Alpine is a fully accredited school with dual-endorsed teachers at the front of every classroom. Therapy is built into the school day. It is a nationally certified Teaching Family Model treatment program. The students live in homes with married couples, Family Teachers.