Alpine Academy does not admit students who have been chronically physically violent toward peers; are legally adjudicated or on probation; have a primary diagnosis of a substance abuse, dependence, or addiction disorder; are in need of intense or ongoing medical supervision due to a medical condition, severe eating disorder, withdrawal from an illegal substance, or recent suicide attempt or intent; have run away from home or other treatment settings frequently or for long periods of time; are pregnant; or are significantly cognitively challenged (full-scale IQ below 80).
Alpine Academy is dedicated to serving those students and families whom our experience tells us can be successful with our unique approach. To that end, we take great care to thoroughly assess each referred student to ensure appropriateness of fit, not only in general, but also specifically to the given time and circumstances, taking into account the availability of certain therapists and treatment teams that would be ideally suited to each student.
It is important that we gather background and historical information in addition to the most recent professional documentation available, such as the following: psychological and psycho-educational testing or evaluations; treatment plans and/or discharge summaries from prior therapeutic settings (including psychiatric hospitals); summaries, notes, or evaluations from current or past therapists, psychiatrists, or other professionals; Individualized Education Programs (where applicable) from the school district; and any other documents that would provide information related to why the student is being referred for this level of care.
If some or all of this documentation does not exist or is not available, or if we feel we need additional information or clarification, we will request a direct conversation with a professional working with your daughter currently or in the recent past. In order to do this, a “Consent for Release of Information” form must be filled out, providing your authorization for that professional to share confidential information with us about your daughter.
To formally apply for admission to Alpine Academy and to provide additional information from your parental perspective, please fill out the Online Application found on this website, which is digitally submitted directly to us upon completion. This application requires you to sign in with an email address and password of your choice, because it stores the information digitally, allowing you to save what you have done and work on it again in more than one sitting.