Lakeview

Male Campus

Our peaceful location is part of what makes our healing process work—the open spaces, clean air, and beautiful mountains create a calm and safe environment where change can occur.

Daily Schedule

The day-to-day routine at Alpine Academy has been intentionally created to replicate life at home as much as possible. Because of this, our students are better equipped and more successful at maintaining their skills when they return home.

Monday – Thursday Schedule

6:30 am – The students get up and get ready for their day. They complete morning chores, eat breakfast with the other students and then prepare their lunch to eat later at school.

7:50 am – They leave the home to walk to the Education Center for classes.

Our classes here at Alpine 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.

8:00 – 9:10 am – First hour

9:15 – 10:25 am – Second hour

10:30 – 11:40 am – Third hour

11:40 – 12:15 pm – Lunch hour

12:15 – 1:25 pm – Fourth hour

1:30 – 2:40 pm – Fifth hour

After school students 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 pm – Group Therapy/Events

  • Monday – Intramural Sports
  • 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 students 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 youth and Family Teacher all sit together to eat a family meal. Afterward, 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 pm – 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 pm – Free time/downtime. During this time students 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 pm – This time is used for additional free time and also bedtime preparations. Some of the students 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 Schedule

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 pm – 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 students 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 youth 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 students and Family Teacher all sit together to eat a family meal. Afterwards they each complete their assigned household chore.

7:30 pm – 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 pm – Free time/downtime/family activity. During this time students 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

Weekend Schedule

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

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

10:00 am– Have breakfast and complete morning chores.

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

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

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

3:00 – 7:00 pm – 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 pm – Dinner and evening chores. The youth and Family Teacher all sit together to eat a family meal. Afterwards they each complete their assigned household chore.

8:00 pm – 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 pm – Free time/downtime/privilege activity. During this time the students 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:

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

Campus Life

Graduations

Unlike traditional schools, graduation ceremonies at Alpine focus on a single student. Their accomplishment is celebrated with their family and many others closest to them during their journey. And every graduation ceremony ends with a very special Alpine tradition. View our video gallery to watch a selection of graduations and hear first-hand our students’ transformation.

Campus Life

Alpine Academy is located next to a multitude of easily accessible activities and recreation. Within minutes of campus are hiking and horse trails, swimming, bowling, laser tag, golf, and volunteer opportunities. Alpine students are able to participate in day trips to museums, art festivals, car shows, theaters, concerts, comic cons, amusement parks, and a plethora of additional outdoor activities like fishing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, trampoline parks, water parks, ice skating, and sledding. Short activities like the ones listed here occur weekly and vary depending on the season.

Adventure Trips

Alpine Academy participates in adventure trips where students and staff may for a day trip or camping overnight. During these trips the students have the opportunity to be challenged in a different environment, display the leadership and peer relation skills they’ve learned, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Experiences include hiking, rock climbing and bouldering, fishing, water sports, ziplines, and rope courses. The emphasis is on growth and development, just as much as fun. These trips are for all students and the cost is included in tuition fees.

Physical Activity

Alpine Academy is a great time for teens to discover ways in which athletics and physical fitness can become helpful in expending pent–up energy, blowing off steam, and experiencing new ways to cope with their daily struggles through physical activity.

It’s common to see a pick-up game of basketball at lunch time or a therapy session with a student and therapist walking around campus or playing catch. Alpine Academy’s campus provides wide open space as well as facilities for moving around and learning new physical skills in a fun, safe, and friendly environment. Several students have learned to ride a bike or gone sleigh riding for the first time. Some find a new-found love for weight lifting or rowing. Others are quite athletic and may be skilled at a team sport. They are encouraged to try new experiences that provide choices for them in how to spend their time and work through difficult issues. As they develop their skills, gain strength and coordination, and feel better in their bodies, their self confidence grows.

Media Time

Students are able to access electronic games, music, movies, and other technological activities under the direct supervision of the Family Teacher team. Privileges and personal time are earned throughout the week by completing schoolwork, fully participating in therapy, and managing personal responsibilities such as laundry and household chores. Media time is closely monitored to ensure its content is appropriate for our milieu.

Team Sports

Students can participate on community recreation teams and participate in county soccer, basketball and baseball leagues. This allows students who have a particular skill and interest in a team sport to be a part of a team and complete to improve those skills. Practices and games provide our students the opportunity to also practice their social skills with peers outside of our program. They are able to expand their skill, keep their commitments, learn a new hobby, strengthen their resilience, stay active, and practice good teamwork and sportsmanship.

Service and Volunteering

Students have opportunities at school in the home to participate in service projects and volunteer with different charitable organizations. Some of these experiences include helping out at the humane society, participating in 5K runs for cancer awareness and fundraising, helping with student art projects and local elementary schools, cleaning the Children’s Justice Center, working at the local food bank, and making blankets for the city fire department. Family Teachers seek out these opportunities in the community and provide the teens in their home with opportunities to serve others.

Parent Weekends

Parents will have an opportunity to explore the campus and see the space that their child will be learning and living in. Parents will also have time to meet with therapists and school teachers to get an accurate assessment of how their child is doing here at Alpine Academy.
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Student Success

Students Give Alpine Straight A’s

Therapists

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A-

Addressing Needs

93% percent of students are satisfied their therapist understands their treatment needs and is skillful in providing individual help.

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A-

Treatment

93% percent of students are satisfied their therapist is effectively helping their family with treatment needs.

Educators

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A+

Academic Goals

94% percent of students are satisfied that teachers use a variety of teaching strategies to help them learn.

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A+

Preparation

98% percent of students are satisfied that teachers are prepared every day.

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A

Course Selection

90% percent of students are satisfied with the variety and difficulty of courses available at Alpine Academy.

Family Teachers

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A+

Student Care

98% Percent of students are satisfied that Family Teachers care about them and their success in the future.

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A+

Success

97% Percent of students are satisfied that Family Teachers have helped them succeed on their issues.

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A+

Skills

98% Percent of students are satisfied that Family Teachers have taught them how to accept feedback, follow instructions, get along with others, care for belongings and create good study habits.

Interactive Campus Map

Map of Lakeview Campus

Meet the Team

Amy Depue

Amy Depue

Math Teacher

Erika Smith

Erika Smith

Spanish & PE Teacher

Jordan Gudmundsen

Jordan Gudmundsen

Behavioral Specialist

Martha Jenkins

Martha Jenkins

Mathematics Teacher

Heidi Spalding

Heidi Spalding

Physical Education Teacher

Paul Walker

Paul Walker

Science and Psychology Teacher

Naomi Halterman

Naomi Halterman

Director of People Operations

Kyle Duffy

Kyle Duffy

Teacher