All Kinds of News for April 05, 2017
Boulder Creek Academy is now on the California Department of Education/Non-Public School Funding list. This means families pursing academic funding from the State of California now have the option to request Boulder Creek Academy.
Boulder Creek Academy features a state certified, special education program. In-classroom teachers utilize experiential learning practices and bring tools to students such as graphic organizers, color coding and sequencing, and task initiation. Students requiring additional academic remediation benefit from evidence-based programs that support the development of phonemic awareness, passage comprehension, attention and concentration capabilities, operational and problem solving abilities and working memory.
“I am constantly amazed by the academic growth we see in our students. We have a student whose reading comprehension went from the fourth grade level to the college level and a student who is now spelling at four grade levels higher than when he enrolled,” explained Executive Director Lisa Hester.
The Academic Team includes a master’s level Director of Special Education Services and Reading Specialist, plus the Academic Director is K-12 Special Education certified. In addition, Boulder Creek's science teacher holds a Ph.D. and our master’s level English teacher has been teaching on our campus for 20 years.
Boulder Creek Academy also creates a therapeutic learning environment for students where every experience is designed to promote self-awareness, social interaction and therapeutic growth.
The academy has spent more than two decades focused on meeting the unique needs of adolescents ages 13 to 18, who have experienced school failure and feel socially disconnected. Typical student challenges include unevenly developed cognitive skills, ability to self-regulate, social difficulties, executive function issues, depression and anxiety. Students are also bright, creative, and compassionate young people.
To help students achieve to their full potential, Boulder Creek Academy offers a carefully designed blend of academics and therapy, plus adventure and leadership opportunities. Students benefit from: a college preparatory academic curriculum; personalized learning plans; special education support; individual, group, family, recreation and equine assisted therapy; milieu counseling; character development; adventure education; plus our horticulture and therapeutic canine program.
Each day at Boulder Creek Academy is purposefully designed to maximize experiences that allow students to practice social skills, exhibit leadership qualities, benefit from therapeutic learning and have fun. Students also enjoy purposeful breaks and programming designed specifically for single-gender experiences.
About Boulder Creek Academy
For 24 years, Boulder Creek Academy has focused on meeting the unique needs of adolescents, ages 13 to 18, whose needs aren’t being met in a traditional school setting. 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. The campus is situated on 180-acres at the base of the Cabinet Mountains in northern Idaho. Students are accepted for enrollment year-round. Learn more at http://bouldercreekacademy.com or call 877-348-0848.