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New Focus Academy, a residential treatment program for adolescents ages 12-18 located in Heber City, Utah, works with students with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as those on the Autism Spectrum by developing personalized academic programming.
The New Focus Academy education is not limited to a classroom; in fact, most children come to the program already frustrated and struggling in the classroom setting. The mission of New Focus Academy is to provide differentiated instruction in a supportive environment that promotes self-determination, resiliency, and excellence in learning. The New Focus team uses hands-on real world instruction to assist the students in developing skills to become independent and self-sufficient adults who can positively contribute to their community.
At New Focus Academy, academic prgramming use evidence-based practices to help uniquely abled students succeed at learning self-determination. Self-determination, or the ability to guides one’s own life, is the number one goal of education. To help students’ gain independence, New Focus teaches Utah Common Core Curriculum with a focus on the Essential Elements, which provides ways for students to learn life skills, functional math and language arts skills, community based living skills, and social-emotional skills.
Additionally, New Focus Academy offers students small class sizes, licensed Special Education teachers who specialize in individualized education plans using Utah Common Core Curriculum through the Essential Elements, and Credit Recovery available through BYU independent high school. The New Focus Academy educational programming focuses on job skills and independent living, self determination and problem solving, and social and emotional learning. The curriculum at New Focus Academy also provides students with the opportunity to participate in community and work based learning through internships and part time jobs.
To learn more about New Focus Academy’s academic programming, please visit https://newfocusacademy.com/academics/, or by calling (844) 313-6749.
About New Focus Academy
New Focus Academy is a therapeutic residential treatment program for adolescent boys ages 12-18 with neurodevelopmental disorders. Located in Heber City, Utah, just outside of Salt Lake City, New Focus Academy prepares struggling teen boys for a purpose-filled, independent life. New Focus Academy creates an environment of success using a positive reinforcement approach and empowering students to take small steps leading to big changes and overall wellness.