Academics at Red Mountain Colorado
One of the biggest concerns parents have about treatment programming is that their child will fall behind in school. That’s why we take your teen’s education just as seriously as you do. We provide a supportive classroom environment where our students thrive.
Red Mountain is committed to working with students to identify learning strengths and to focus on those strengths to support students in achieving their own academic goals. Red Mountain uses transcripts, previous testing, state assessments, and established IEPs to plan for any accommodations or learning differences to ensure that each student experiences academic success.
Academic programming is completely individualized at Red Mountain Colorado. When your child first arrives at the program, our academic team will review their testing scores to determine academic areas of growth where additional support may be needed.
The academic team manages your teen’s education plan, reviews their progress, keeps their studies on track, and advises your teen on their college options. We also offer SAT/PSAT/ACT preparatory class time as well as providing the opportunity to take these tests during our students’ time at Red Mountain.
Red Mountain Colorado offers an individualized hybrid classroom where the students take a leading role in their education. Classes have about 15-20 students. Our customized classroom setup allows students to work at the pace that functions best for their learning styles but does not separate them from the social aspect of a classroom. Along with teacher and staff support, peer-based support and collaboration is fundamental to the learning process and social success of our students.
Our education program at Red Mountain Colorado is built around Alta Independent, an established online high school accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) through Cognia. Our certified teacher works with the students through the curriculum provided by Alta and adapts as needed for any individualized educational needs. Alta also offers students one-on-one tutoring with one of their teachers if they need the extra support.
With curriculum and coursework for grades 6-12, Alta Independent provides the resources and flexibility your teen needs to maintain their education while at Red Mountain Colorado. With a wide range of courses and college prep, Alta Independent can also help your teen earn the credits and knowledge necessary to prepare for college.
Alta Independent is Cognia Accredited. “Cognia offers accreditation and certification, assessment, professional learning, and improvement solutions to institutions and other education providers. As a global nonprofit working in over 80 countries, Cognia serves 36,000 institutions, nearly 25 million students, and five million educators every day.”
Preparing For Future Success
Our team is very dedicated to preparing our students and their families for the future. As such our staff is happy to help with College or Gap Year searches and aiding families in filling out forms such as the FAFSA. We also offer resume writing support and career search assistance, that does not end when the students’ time at Red Mountain ends.
Students who demonstrate difficulties with executive functioning are directly supported by a teacher working with that student to ensure that meaningful progress is made on a weekly basis. This is done by setting daily goals and individual instruction as needed to support those learning goals. Students are able to see their progress weekly and most students are intrinsically motivated by their own success.