Academics support each teen's individual needs and learning style.
At Discovery Ranch for Girls, you don't have to worry about choosing therapy over academics. Here, academics and therapy go hand-in-hand. Your daughter will be part of a small, nurturing learning community.
The school runs year-round. This scheduling will give your student the chance to catch up and keep up with her peers. She may even surpass her peers who are in traditional learning environments.
Advancement is possible because classes are highly individualized. Your daughter will not have to compete for attention among thirty or more students. Here, one teacher and teachers' aides teach a class of four to twelve girls. Your daughter will experience individualized attention every day.
Classes are designed to support the way teens learn.
Students pursue their educational goals in a stimulating environment that empowers them to develop and strengthen their skills more fully.
One of the many ways that school is designed to better accommodate the way teens learn is scheduling. Classes begin at 3:30 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. There is also an optional study hall before school.
Another key to the success of the academic program is the high quality of educational standards. The content taught at Discovery Ranch for Girls complies with Utah state curriculum requirements and the requirements for the state of California.
Discovery Ranch for Girls teachers are licensed educators. They are endorsed by the Utah State Office of Education. Each teacher teaches in their specific subject of specialization.
A blended learning model combines the best of technology and individualized instruction.
The blended learning model combines digital instruction with one-on-one instruction by teachers and teacher assistance.
All students use a competency-based learning model. Students must show an 80% competency score on each chapter before progressing to the next. This system allows your daughter to move quickly through subjects where she excels.
Your student will also have the chance to gain extra help and support in subjects where she may be struggling. If your student ever completes a test with less than 80% competency, then compassionate, well-trained teachers will re-teach the material in new ways.
If your daughter needs more challenging coursework, she will get it. Discovery Ranch has an Advanced Placement program to help girls expand their learning opportunities.
Because classwork is highly individualized, students are discouraged from comparing their progress with that of other students. Without the pressure of competition, education becomes less stressful. Students feel free to thrive.
Students with special needs get the help they need to excel.
As a part of our fully accredited academic program, the school serves students with unique learning challenges. Teachers have the flexibility to meet each student's specific learning needs and monitor their progress.
Discovery Ranch is a fully accredited academic program that includes educators who are certified in special education. Students who qualify for individualized instruction due to mild or moderate learning disabilities receive comprehensive academic services. Qualifying issues include ADHD, emotional disturbances, behavioral disorders, processing disorders, executive functioning disorders.
The school provides academic support and structure based on the student's current Individualized Education Plan (IEP), 504 Plan, or psychological evaluation recommendations. Parents can consult with our academic director to design the appropriate curriculum for their daughter. This learning plan meets the Utah State Core Curriculum for high school graduation.
Students not only learn, they learn to advocate for themselves.
There are times when students question why they are learning a particular subject or how that subject is being taught. At Discovery Ranch for Girls, these questions are encouraged.
By examining why a particular subject is taught, students develop a sense of personal investment in the subject matter. They begin to see success in school as preparation for future success in their careers and other areas of life.
When students take an active interest in how material is presented, then they begin to think critically about their personal learning style. Students are encouraged to identify their learning strengths and weaknesses, and to advocate for material to be presented in a manner that is most suitable for them.
Discovery Ranch for Girls helps students transition to future success.
The course curriculum meets all Utah State Office of Education requirements. All students receive an official academic transcript when they leave Discovery Ranch. Their credits transfer to other schools or programs. Eligible students can even complete their high school diploma while at the Ranch.
Discovery Ranch for Girls has successfully guided many students through high school completion and assisted in the transition to college, vocational training, and employment.
The tutors were very valuable. Not just academically, but as role models and just sounding boards!
We had tried everything we could try. We owed it to her to try something completely different.