Academics

Helping Every Student Reach Academic Goals For Success At Alpine And Beyond

We strive to prepare your child for their next academic setting, be it a public or private school, college, or a less restrictive therapeutic setting. They will leave our program empowered with the skills they need to effectively access the curriculum in their next school environment.

Course Offerings

Understanding that most of our students are typically preparing for a more traditional future academic setting, the teachers at Alpine Academy use a direct instruction style, and classrooms are dedicated to a single subject area.

The college-preparatory curriculum is based on the standards set forth by the Utah State Board of Education. We incorporate the Common Core standards, and teach with respect for differences in learning styles, learning rates, and individual capabilities.

Academic Counseling

-Monitoring graduation timeline

-Credit recovery

-Grade replacement

-Academic transition plans

-College & career planning

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Academic Measures

Upon enrollment, a student’s transcript(s) is evaluated to ensure placement in courses that keep the student on track to earn a diploma:

      • Student’s age
      • Parents’ preferences
      • Length of stay
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Individualized Support

Helping our students experience the world through different activities and adventures, enriches their learning and therapeutic care.

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Students with
Disabilities

Does your teen require special education services? We are here to help. Learn more about what we do at Alpine Academy for students who need that support.

Academic Calendar

Extended Academic School Year

Alpine Academy’s year round school calendar includes 210 instructional days, which is 30 more days than a traditional school calendar.

We use these additional days to increase the number of courses a student can take. This yields many benefits, including exposure to electives, opportunities to recover credit, options to take honors courses or remediation as necessary, and the ability to schedule therapy as a regular part of the school day.

Supplemental Extracurricular Classes

Enrichment classes (called clubs) are held for 3 hours each Friday, and students have an opportunity for off-campus activities to enhance their educational experience. Two hours of additional tutoring is also offered on Fridays.

Getting Back To Normal Life

We prepare both the student and the family for a stable transition from our structured treatment setting to their home environment—equipped with skills that will help them do well at home, in school, at work, and as a contributing member of their community.

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Academics

Superior Student Performance

Students Perform Better

While at Alpine Academy, students make significant gains in reading comprehension and math computation. They move from the 51st percentile to the 62nd percentile in reading comprehension; in math, they move from the 38th percentile to the 51st percentile.

The average increase in GPA from intake to discharge is .74 points, almost one full letter grade.

During a student’s first grading period at Alpine, their average GPA is 3.07; during their last grading period at Alpine, their average GPA is 3.36.

Scores based on the Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT 4)

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Average GPA

First Grading Period

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Average GPA

Last Grading Period

Back On Track

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Behind On Credits

63% of students who arrive on campus behind in credits.

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Back On Track

98% of students are able to get back on track to graduate with a diploma at the time of discharge.

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Mastery of Core Standards

Students achieve an 88% of mastery in all measurable core standards.