Director of Admissions
Penny James
Admissions Phone
Physical Address
119 S Hill Rd
Trout Creek, MT
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Explorations is one of the most experienced adolescent transition program options in the country. Our yearlong residential program provides a safe bridge for students to practice living in the ‘real world’ in healthy and productive ways. For over 30 years, Explorations has provided hundreds of students a safe place to live and learn in real-life, real-time situations, while promising individualized attention within small groups. Co-ed students, ages 13 – 18, get traction in ‘everyday life’ challenges while living in a family-style therapeutic home environment and attending the local public school. Students participate in extra-curricular activities and meet with a tutor regularly. The environment at Explorations is more normative and allows students to actively practice balancing the needs and challenges of school, home, family and personal endeavors – with support. Life skills are taught by our counselors. Students meet with a therapist weekly for individual therapy and group therapy. Family therapy is conducted via web-based video platforms and is enhanced by parent visits to the facility and student visits to home. Parents travel to Explorations regularly to attend scheduled parent weekends. Explorations students are also involved in a variety of outdoor activities such as snowboarding, mountain biking, and kayaking over weekends and during summer months. These outdoor adventures augment each student’s personal growth by enhancing self-confidence and self-esteem. Students contribute to the local community through service work, jobs and volunteerism.

General Information

Corporate Or Public Company
Privately Owned
LP Real Property II

Residential Treatment

No
13 - 18
Yes
No
15 Months
18
Rural
Doubles
Triples
Quads
Staff Secured
No
HIGH: Family Expected on weekly calls (or more) & to attend all family workshops (weekly , monthly or quarterly)
0%
0%
100%
0%
0%

Insurance

Call For More Information
N/A
No

Therapy - Individual

N/A
Not Applicable
0 Clients
No

Therapy - Group

No

Additional Professionals & Medical Rule Outs

< 50%
TBD based on student's medical needs.
No
Yes

Treatment Modalities

No
Yes
No
Breathing Techniques / Breath Work
Yoga
No

Staff

1:8
Yes
Yes
Min high school/GED but depends on position.
80 Hours

Academic

8 - 12
College
1:15
Traditional teacher-led class
Teachers support blended learning
Packets with teacher support
Yes
Yes
Traditional School Calendar & Optional Summer Term
No
Call For More Information
Tests
Classes
Yes

Transition Programming

Yes
Family Or Student Coaching Support For Certain Amount
TBD based on individual needs
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Call for more Information

Accreditation

State License
Montana Office of Public Instruction

Nuts & Bolts

Yes
Call for more information
Call for more information
$7000 - $10,000 / month
Spokane International Airport [GEG]
2.5 Hours
< 50%
No
No
No
Elopement
Infectious Disease
Major Injury | Death
Runaways
1 Hours
Mission Statement
To create a safe place for families to heal and grow through acts of courage, trust, honesty, and hard work.