Our Academic Program
Re-Creation Retreat’s academic program is designed to assist teen girls who are in need of 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.
Are 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 abuse with drugs and alcohol? We have an integrated therapeutic and academic restoration program that really works. We change lives through academic and educational restoration.
At Re-Creation Retreat, first and foremost is your daughter’s emotional safety. Our academic programs are designed to support students therapeutically by providing a safe learning environment. In a safe setting, girls tend to excel academically (as long as the distractions are reduced). With academic success comes an improvement in their self-esteem, self-image, and self-worth.
Re-Creation Retreat Provides an Individualized Academic Program
We 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.
Our 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.
Motivating Girls through Educational Achievement
How do we motivate our students to excel academically? We teach choice and control along with accountability, therefore each student is encouraged to take charge of her own academic program. Our girls are able to take complete charge (just like a motivated college student) of her academic programs. Her hard work is rewarded in countless therapeutic ways. We know that our students are more likely to grow emotionally if they take charge and become self-directed learners; so we focus on this end in mind 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.
We have a full academic spectrum of classes in all major academic subject areas. When a student has completed all of the high school graduation requirements, she is awarded a high school graduation diploma. As mentioned previously, since Alta is a fully accredited high school, therefore our diploma and academic credits are honored at any college or university in the United States.
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.