Daily Schedule

4K3A4160The day-to-day routine at Alpine Academy has been intentionally created to replicate life at home as much as possible.  This provides an opportunity for our students to learn healthy ways of coping with their challenges in an environment that is most like the one they will return to.  Because of the practice and growth they experience in our environment, our students are better equipped and more successful at maintaining their skills when they return home.

Monday - Thursday

6:30 am – The girls get up and get ready for their day.  They complete morning chores, eat breakfast with the other girls and then prepare their lunch to eat later at school.  They leave the home at about 7:50 to walk to the Education Center for classes

8:00 – 9:10 first hour
9:15 – 10:25 second hour
10:30 – 11:40 third hour
11:40 – 12:15 lunch hour
12:15 – 1:25 fourth hour
1:30 – 2:40 fifth hour

Alpine classes are on a block schedule.  Each student has a total of 10 class periods, 5 per day that alternate.  Periods 1-5 (A days) are Monday and Wednesday.  Periods 6-10 (B days) are Tuesday and Thursday.

After school the girls have the opportunity to check in with their Family Teachers about their school day and share the information in their planner.  They have a snack before going to group.

3:00-4:30 Group Therapy
Monday – Specialty group as assigned
Tuesday – Folder For Life Group
Wednesday – Relationship Group
Thursday – Specialty Group as assigned

Students that are not assigned to a specialty group have a study hour to work on homework assignments.

4:30-6:00 pm – Daily check in and free time.  The girls review their progress over the last 24 hour period and the privileges that they’ve earned.  They are able to use some free time to read, watch television, exercise or play games.  Dinner preparation also occurs during this time.

6:00 – 7:30 pm – Dinner and evening chores.  The girls and Family Teacher all sit together to eat a family meal.  Afterwards they each complete their assigned household chore.

Examples of household chores:

  • Washing Dishes
  • Clearing and cleaning the dining table
  • Vacuuming and organizing family room
  • Sweeping the floor.

7:30 – Family Meeting. This is a time where the home gets together to review significant issues that impact the home, make decisions as a group and review accomplishments.

7:45 – 8:30 – Free time/down time.  During this time the girls have the opportunity to do extra studying if necessary, read, do laundry, watch television, make phone calls, or play games.  Some homes use this time to go to the gym and work out.

8:30 – 10:00 – This time is used for additional free time and also bedtime preparations.  Some of the girls will take showers prior to going to bed.  This time is typically used to wind down and get settled before starting the next school day.  On Thursdays they typically stay up later since there is not early school the next morning.

Friday

8:00 – 9:00 am – Breakfast, morning chores, and preparing for school.
The Friday school schedule at Alpine is referred to as a C-Day.  C-Days at Alpine Academy are structured with two main purposes in mind:  application of curriculum and exploration of healthy hobbies.  Half of the academic day is spent in Rotations in the school building and the other half is dedicated to Clubs.
9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Rotations 
During Rotations, students attend five classes where teachers use experiential learning to bring application and meaningful context to curricular concepts they don’t often have time to explore deeply during the traditional academic day.  Subject areas are grouped together in an effort to help students make connections in the areas of Humanities and Math and Science.  Rotations are also used to provide students instruction in Personal Development and College and Career Readiness.  The final rotation time is for monitored use of the internet and structured homework time.
12:00 – 12:30 pm – Lunch
12:30 – 2:40 – Clubs
Two-hour Clubs offer a variety of activities for our students.  They belong to the same club for an entire quarter (three months), and then they have the option of joining another.  Clubs expose students to healthy activities and hobbies and give them opportunities to learn outside of the classroom and perhaps off campus.  Clubs help our girls have a more “traditional” academic experience where they are given opportunities to participate in activities like yearbook, music, culture, horsemanship, and more.

4:30-6:00 pm – Daily check in and free time.  The girls review their progress over the last 24 hour period and the privileges that they’ve earned.  They are able to use some free time to read, watch television, exercise or play games.  Dinner preparation also occurs during this time.

6:00 – 7:30 pm – Dinner and evening chores.  The girls and Family Teacher all sit together to eat a family meal.  Afterwards they each complete their assigned household chore.

Examples of household chores:

  • Washing Dishes
  • Clearing and cleaning the dining table
  • Vacuuming and organizing family room
  • Sweeping the floor.

7:30 – Family Meeting. This is a time where the home gets together to review significant issues that impact the home, make decisions as a group and review accomplishments.

7:45 – 10:00 – Free time/down time/family activity.  During this time the girls have the opportunity to do extra studying if necessary, read, do laundry, watch television, make phone calls, or play games.  Some homes use this time to go to the gym and work out.  Each week every home plans at least one family activity where every student in the home, regardless of privilege status, participates in a fun activity that they plan together.

Example of family activities:

  • Going to the movies
  • Bowling/Laser tag/arcade
  • Geocaching/hiking
  • Making crafts
Friday School Schedule

Weekends

Weekends have less structure, and have more individualized activities according to the home in which the student lives.  The following is an example of activities that would happen during a typical weekend day (either Saturday or Sunday).

8:00 – Students wake up and have a quick snack before going to the gym for morning exercise.

8:30-10:00 – Working out at the gym on the weights, racquetball, yoga or basketball.

10:00 – Have breakfast and complete morning chores.

11:00-12:00 – Shower and get ready for the day

12:00- 2:00 – Quiet/free time to read, journal, work on homework or therapy assignments

2:00 – 3:00 – Lunch and preparation for afternoon activities

3:00 – 7:00 This time can be used for special activities like going to an arts festival or craft show, painting ceramics or other crafts, getting out to the theater or park.  It can also be time for completing errands like grocery shopping or getting haircuts.  Each of the homes also takes time every weekend to do extra work around home like gardening or deep cleans.  This can also take place during that time.

7:00 – Dinner and evening chores.  The girls and Family Teacher all sit together to eat a family meal.  Afterwards they each complete their assigned household chore

Examples of household chores:

  • Washing Dishes
  • Clearing and cleaning the dining table
  • Vacuuming and organizing family room
  • Sweeping the floor

8:00 – Family Meeting, this is a time where the home gets together to review significant issues that impact the home, make decisions as a group and review accomplishments

8:15 – 10:00 – Free time/down time/privilege activity.  During this time the girls have the opportunity to do extra studying if necessary, read, do laundry, watch television, make phone calls, or play games.  Some homes use this time to go to the gym and work out.  Each week every home plans at least one privilege activity that is designated for students who have performed well or met certain goals during the week.

Example of privilege activities:

  • Getting manicures
  • Out for ice cream
  • Laser Tag/arcade