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.
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.
Students will find success and stimulation in our classrooms and thrive under education plans that are designed to meet their individualized needs.
Accreditation - Accredited with the Northwest Accreditation Commission, Alpine Academy is a Special Purpose School. (READ MORE)
Additionally, we are certified by the State of California as a non-public school. In a traditional classroom setting where class size is no more than 12 students, grades 7-12 are taught for both core and elective classes by teachers certified in their content area and endorsed in special education. Teachers are specifically trained to be attentive to the unique needs of students with emotional disabilities.
Academic Calendar - Alpine Academy’s year-round school calendar includes 210 instructional days, which is 30 more days than a traditional school calendar. (READ MORE)
We use these additional days to increase the number of courses a student can take, which 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.
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.
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.