Residential Model

The residential model at Alpine Academy stands out as one of our most unique programmatic elements. This model focuses upon psycho-educational skill development and clinical support delivered in a family-like setting which replicates “real life.”

Skill Building Is The Goal

The ultimate goal for parents is for their child to be successful at home, and research supports therapeutic interventions that allow a child to replicate skills in a setting that is most like reality. Alpine achieves this by creating a family and community setting in which the students live, learn, recreate, and most importantly, receive valuable therapeutic services. Alpine students reside in a home with live-in treatment providers called Family-Teachers.

Teen LIFE Coaches are behavior specialists who work in the home and act as full-time treatment providers. These Teen LIFE Coaches provide the most unique form of treatment intervention available. In addition to seeing to the day-to-day care and coordination of treatment, they also provide 24-hour teaching and development around the individual treatment goals of each youth in their home.

This model reduces instances of manipulation and triangulation.

Check Out Our ASPIRE Independent Living Program

We opened the Aspire home in 2015. This Aspire house is named after our acclaimed Aspire program. The house is connected to the back of the Mountain Birch house and has a driveway connected to Erda Way. This house is set up to help with the growth and development of independence in the Aspire Program.

Teaching-Family Model

Teaching-Family Model

The psycho-educational skills development is delivered through the Teaching-Family Model. The Teaching-Family Model is one of the most researched and respected models of intervention in use today. This model provides the foundation for the level system, therapeutic curriculum, and philosophy of everything in place at Alpine Academy. All residential staff are either certified, or working toward certification, in this internationally recognized treatment approach.

The Teaching-Family Model has allowed Alpine to create a microcosm of real life experiences which reinforce opportunities for a student to learn and grow in a setting that is most conducive to their return home. Alpine’s residential model paired with individual, family, and group therapy creates a clinical intensity that is effective, collaborative, and the foundation for sustainable change.

“Alpine Academy was a perfect fit. The family teaching model and transition program were invaluable.”
— Parent

Therapist working with a young man

Family Weekends

The only way to make lasting, long-term change is by addressing the whole system and working with all members of the family toward your student’s goals.

From monthly family visits to quarterly workshops, we believe in the value of having family members there to support the student.

Outcome data

Medical & Psychiatric

At Alpine Academy we understand the importance of medical and psychiatric treatment in conjunction with mental health services to deliver a well-rounded, overall treatment experience.

We offer quality services that are overseen by professionals, so that we can ensure that your child is given the best care possible.

Clinical therapy work


Each student and family that come through the doors at Alpine Academy becomes a part of our Alpine Family. As such, we feel a strong desire to help them be as successful as possible, even after they leave.