All Kinds of News for June 10, 2020
Tooele County, UT-Alpine Academy is pleased to announce its upcoming (June 15, 2020) grand opening of the state-of-the-art Lakeview campus. This will be Alpine Academy’s second campus, located three miles south of its current Mountain View campus nestled at the base of the scenic Oquirrh Mountains.
The new campus allows Alpine Academy to serve students of all gender identifications. The current Mountain View campus provides therapeutic and academic services to teenage biological females ages 12-18. The new, Lakeview campus provides these services to biological males in the same age range.
In a statement on the completion of the campus, Alpine Academy Director Christian Egan said, "We are thrilled to open the doors of a new campus to serve adolescent males with the same evidence-based, family-style treatment we are known for. A campus for boys has been requested, hoped for, discussed, and carefully planned for at least fifteen years and we are so pleased the time has come. We begin with Family Teachers and a therapist experienced in working with boys, who are positioned to seamlessly transition our first students into the Alpine lifestyle. With our established leadership team at the helm, we are ready to heal and elevate the lives of more youth and families from across the country."
The grand opening reflects Phase One of a three-phase plan. The first phase includes the opening of two family-style homes, academic and clinical building, indoor/outdoor equine riding areas, and a soccer field. Once fully completed, the Lake View campus will grow to also host a total of six family homes, a fitness and arts center, a career and technical education building, and an outdoor pavilion for social gatherings.
Alpine Academy was created in 2003 as a program of the Utah Youth Village, a nonprofit founded in 1969. The Academy is licensed as a residential treatment facility in the state of Utah and certified as a non-public school. The two therapeutic campuses provide services to teens facing challenging life circumstances from around the country. The dedicated and experienced staff utilizes the Teaching Family Model which emphasizes a family-style environment that provides a nurturing, individualized and strength-based treatment approach.
About Alpine Academy
Alpine Academy Therapeutic Schools, state-licensed as residential treatment, for adolescents, ages 12-18, includes two campuses - one for males and one for females. The 30+ acre, Utah campuses are just three miles apart and are only 30 minutes west of the Salt Lake City International Airport Both campuses serve students struggling with severe emotional disturbances. Alpine is a fully accredited school with dual-endorsed teachers. Therapy, with Master’s level clinicians, is built into the school day. Alpine is a nationally certified Teaching-Family Model treatment program. Students live in homes with married couples who provide a family-like setting and serve as professional house parents. Through a strength-based, trauma-informed, individualized approach, students are taught healthy behaviors in a setting that best replicates family, school, and community life.