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.
Upon enrollment, a student’s transcript(s) is evaluated to ensure placement in courses that keep the student on track to earn a diploma. Additional factors play a role in determining your students academic plan:
Helping our students experience the world through different activities and adventures, enriches their learning and therapeutic care. Athletic activity at Alpine Academy occur in many different forms:
We strive to meet the current academic needs of our students and also prepare them for their next academic step. Our guidance counselors are prepared to help students in numerous ways including:
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.
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, 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.