Excellence Through Education
At Discovery Ranch, 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. She will have the chance to catch up and keep up with her peers. She may even surpass her peers who are in traditional learning environments.
At Discovery Ranch, therapeutic healing and academic excellence are connected. Your daughter will have all the benefits of small classes. She will also be taught by seasoned, credentialed teachers.
Your daughter will not have to compete for attention among thirty or more students. Here, one teacher and an aide teach a class of four to twelve girls. Your daughter will experience individualized attention every day.
Discovery Ranch teachers are licensed educators. They are endorsed by the Utah State Office of Education. Each teacher teaches in their specific subject of specialization.
Your daughter will enroll in courses according to her own needs. She will work at her own best pace. She will receive one-on-one help along the way. Over time, she will develop new confidence and learning skills. She will be better able to learn independently.
At Discovery Ranch, the academic experience begins with a custom learning plan. The plan will be developed for your daughter by the academic director. The academic director will cooperate with the student, her parents, and her therapist. This learning plan outlines specific academic goals and strategies to achieve them.
Independent study, one-on-one help, direct teaching, and experiential learning are valuable teaching methods. The academic program uses all these methods. This ensures that your daughter gets the most out of what she learns.
All students use a competency-based learning model. Students must show an 80% competency score on each chapter before progressing to the next. This allows your daughter to move quickly through subjects where she excels. She can spend more time in subjects where she may be struggling.
With extra time given to difficult subjects, your daughter will be able to overcome her learning challenges. Your daughter will also have the benefit of small class sizes. The small teacher to student ratio will help your daughter progress quickly.
If your daughter needs more challenging coursework, she will get it. Discovery Ranch has an Advanced Placement program to help girls expand their learning.
The academic program operates under the direction of our sister company, Discovery Academy. Discovery Academy is accredited by the Northwest Accredited Commission. 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. Girls can even choose to earn their high school diploma while at the Ranch.
Many of the students who attended school at Discovery Ranch for Girls have gone on to attend university or find meaningful employment. Some universities that students have attended include the University of California at Berkeley, the United States Military Academy, Boston Conservatory and many others.
“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.”
If you have any questions, feel free to call our admissions department at 855-667-9388.