Director of Admissions
Christin Prestwich
Admissions Phone
Physical Address
105 North 500 West
Provo, UT
discoveryacademy.com
Since 1989 Discovery Academy (DA) has been a licensed Therapeutic Boarding School facilitates personal growth through relationships, therapy, community and gender specific treatment. In reality, Discovery Academy is a clinical boarding school, located in downtown Provo, UT providing an integrated approach to high school with opportunities to transition into jobs or internships as a student develops through the program. What this means is each Discovery Academy student's experience has a personalized in the approach to treatment, planning, residential, activities through a 24/7 robust therapeutic environment. We are constantly examining and assessing how we can improve our outcomes through research (see our website). + Therapudic Modalities - Experiential Therapy, outdoor recreation (skiing) , sports, community, visual arts, drama, & music - Individual Therapy, with licensed therapists - Family Therapy - Group Therapy + Residential Living - Genders are separate & programing is based on clinical needs of the student - 24/7 environment - Honor Program, ability to get a job off campus & electronics access + Academics, is a competency based accredited education that focuses on outcomes of learning. - College prep - Experiential learning beyond the classroom - ACT/SAT prep classes - Fully licensed teachers - Able to work with IEP's, 504 plans & implement education recommendations from psycho-educational evaluations For more information, please visit our website or call our admissions line. Listed below are the facts about the program.

General Information

Private Company
Ascent Companies
RedCliff Ascent, Discovery Ranch, Discovery Ranch For Girls, Oxbow Academy
Privately Owned
Discovery Academy

Residential Treatment

No
12 - 18
Yes
Yes
10 Months
80
Suburban
Quads
Staff Secured
No
HIGH: Family Expected on weekly calls (or more) & to attend all family workshops (weekly , monthly or quarterly)
5%
0%
90%
5%
0%

Insurance

< 50%
Contractor
No

Therapy - Individual

Yes
3 Hours
1
All therapists are licensed by the state of operation
12 Clients
Yes

Therapy - Group

Yes
8 Hours
7 Hours
1 Hours
Yes

Additional Professionals & Medical Rule Outs

> 50%
psychosis, eating disorders, active self harm
No
Yes

Treatment Modalities

Staff

1:6
Yes
Yes
High School Diploma
16 Hours

Academic

7 - 12
College
Call for more Information
1:10
Teachers support blended learning
Yes
Yes
Year Round School (either quarters, trimester, semesters)
Yes
Yes
Classes
Yes

Transition Programming

Yes
Additional Therapist To Work With Student Or Family As Transition
Formal Transition To Another Therapist
Individual Therapist Goes Home With Student To Facilitate
Family Or Student Coaching Support For Certain Amount
Support Family And Participant Until 18 Years
Formal aftercare program
Yes
Call for more Information

Nuts & Bolts

Yes
Call for more information
Call for more information
Call for more information
Salt Lake City [SLC]
1 Hours
> 50%
No
Yes
NATSAP YOQ, RESBA(internal tool)
Elopement
Infectious Disease
Major Injury | Death
Runaways
1 Hours
Mission Statement
The Discovery Academy is a clinical boarding school whose mission is to inspire each student to a quest for excellence in all areas of life. Through an intensive program of academics, therapy, and life skills training students are challenged to excel in their development; intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually/ethically, and physically. It is the aspiration of the program that enrollment in the academy begin a lifelong quest for greater wisdom, integrity, insight, and social consciousness. Staff and student interactions are governed by mutual respect, in an environment that balances individuality with community. A commitment to “self-discovery” and “service to others” defines the school in our pursuit of excellence. Respect-Relationships-Responsibility