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Girls Residential Treatment: Average High School Performance Outcomes

We understand the challenges that teen girls may face academically, especially in a girls’ residential treatment setting, and we are excited to share how our program at Re-Creation Retreat can make a significant positive impact on their academic performance.

  • Average Credits Earned
    The average number of credits earned by high school students is 6.5. This reflects a commitment to providing a robust academic curriculum that encourages progress and achievement.
  • Average GPA Improvement
    We take pride in the fact that the average GPA of high school students at our school has improved by an impressive 0.85. This indicates not only academic growth but also a supportive environment that fosters learning and success.
  • Credit and GPA Achievements in 2023
    In the year 2023 alone, we had 7 high school students who earned 10 credits or more while at Re-Creation. One outstanding student even earned an impressive 16 credits during their time here. This speaks volumes about the dedication of our students and the effectiveness of our academic programs.

These achievements underscore our commitment to providing a nurturing and academically enriching environment for every student. We believe in recognizing and celebrating individual accomplishments while maintaining an atmosphere that encourages growth and improvement. We invite you to learn more about how Re-Creation Retreat can be the help you’ve been seeking for positive change in your teen daughter’s academic journey. Our dedicated staff, personalized learning plans, and proven track record of academic success make us confident in our ability to help every student reach their full potential.

The goal of the Academic Program at RCR is to establish and reinforce empowering beliefs about the individual student’s capabilities to be academically successful and happy.

“Catch Up, Stay On Track, Get Ahead”


girls residential treatmentThe students at Re-Creation Retreat work toward completing middle school or their high school diploma online via the online accredited school Alta Independent. They have regularly scheduled classroom time Monday through Friday for 4 hours a day. Our students do have other opportunities to work online throughout the week outside of their regularly scheduled time.

In addition to completing online coursework, students at RCR actively earn academic credits through our interactive courses. They accumulate these interactive credits by participating in relevant groups and activities, which involve completing required assignments for each group or activity.The student’s official transcripts list the Leadership, Life Skills, and Personal Development credits as electives, and record Fine Arts and Physical Education credits as core classes.

Students can earn either 0.5 credit or 1 full credit per course depending on the work completed. The current interactive credits available at RCR are:

  • Leadership– Groups focused on Self Governance and Improvement, social skills, communication skills.
  • Life Skills– Groups focused on personal finance, Awaken the Giant, Success Principles, Goals, Time Management/Productive time/Power hour, Cultural Awareness, Mindfulness
  • Personal Development– 20 writing assignments on the application of concepts learned from the required reading.
  • Fine Arts– Weekly Art Class, Weekly Drama Class, Dance team, Choir, and Creative Writing
  • Physical Education– Exercise 6 days a week. Running, Fitness Class, Yoga, Team Sports/Games, and Seasonal Swim Team.
  • Personal Finance- Money Management, Budgeting & Financial Services, Financial Planning & Personal Finances, Consumer Choices, Credit, Savings & Investments, Career Planning, Income & Taxes, and Insurance & Retirement.

*Additional Interactive Course coming soon*


Students at RCR can pursue completing their GED as an alternative to a high school diploma.

College Credits

Students at RCR can be eligible to pursue online college courses after they graduate high school, or as an AP course for both high school and college credits.

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The academic program at Re-Creation Retreat is designed to help teen girls who need grade repair and credit recovery. Typically, girls who struggle with emotional and behavioral issues also experience academic and educational deficiencies that compound an already difficult situation. Sometimes the “acting out behavior” of a struggling girl is directly related to ongoing and prolonged academic problems. Therefore, we integrate our therapeutic approach with an outstanding academic program to help young ladies restore their lives to wholeness, both emotionally and academically.

girls residential treatmentAre you experiencing family conflict in the home due to your daughter’s academic problems? Has your daughter recently changed to a negative peer group? Is she isolating herself from the family and focusing an excessive amount of time on the computer or phone (social media)? Most importantly, is she struggling or failing academically? Are there academic issues that are causing low self-esteem, depression, or anxiety? Is your struggling daughter bright, but underachieving? Has there been experimentation or life-controlling issues? We have an integrated therapeutic and academic restoration program that really works. We change lives through academic and educational restoration.

At Re-Creation Retreat, your daughter’s emotional safety is our top priority. Our academic programs aim to support students therapeutically by creating a safe learning environment. When distractions are minimized in this secure setting, girls often excel academically. Achieving academic success contributes to improvements in their self-esteem, self-image, and self-worth.

Re-Creation Retreat Provides an Individualized Academic Program

California therapeutic boarding schoolsWe are a private year-round residential treatment school located in Northern Arizona, where we provide specialized therapeutic educational and academic services to girls in grades 8 through 12. Our goal is to provide girls with a complete academic program while undergoing therapeutic treatment. Using the services provided through Alta Independent (Accreditation) which is accredited through AdvancED.

residential treatment center for girlsOur academic program is designed for a small student body of up to 40 students, offering academic instruction for grades 8 – 12. Our academic program is based on an online independent study philosophy with one-on-one tutoring support provided by certified teachers. Upon enrollment, we conduct a thorough academic assessment and evaluation process.

At Re-Creation Retreat, we maintain a minimum weekly academic standard determined by each student’s individual academic plan. The idea is to have our students return home having caught up with their grades. It is totally amazing to watch a struggling girl soar after restoring her academic future.

Girls Residential Treatment: Motivating Girls through Educational Achievement

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How do we inspire academic excellence in our girls’ residential treatment? We instill a sense of choice and control coupled with accountability, empowering each student to take charge of her academic program. Our girls have the autonomy to manage their academic programs just like motivated college students. The fruits of their hard work are rewarded in various therapeutic ways. Recognizing that our students are more likely to experience emotional growth by becoming self-directed learners, we prioritize fostering this independence from day one.

At Re-Creation Retreat we closely monitor each student’s progress. We make weekly assessments to encourage that the pace keeps the student on track toward academic completion. Most of our courses are computer-based. We also have textbook-based courses for students who perform better through the traditional methods.

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We have a full academic spectrum of classes in all major academic subject areas. When a student completes all high school graduation requirements, she earns a high school graduation diploma. Moreover, as previously mentioned, since Alta holds full accreditation as a high school, colleges and universities across the United States readily acknowledge our diploma and academic credits.

Upon enrollment, our students are interviewed by the Academic Coordinator as it pertains to their post-secondary education goals. We also take into consideration any career plans they might have. For seniors, we make every attempt to meet specific application deadlines both for admissions and scholarships. For juniors, we assist students in registering and preparing for the ACT or SAT tests. Students with an IEP (Individualized Educational Program) are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.