Helping Every Student Reach Academic Goals For Success At Alpine And Beyond
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.
-Monitoring graduation timeline
-Academic transition plans
-College & career planning
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
Helping our students experience the world through different activities and adventures, enriches their learning and therapeutic care.
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.
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.
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)
First Grading Period
Last Grading Period
Back On Track
Behind On Credits
63% of students who arrive on campus behind in credits.
Back On Track
98% of students are able to get back on track to graduate with a diploma at the time of discharge.
Mastery of Core Standards
Students achieve an 88% of mastery in all measurable core standards.