Our students come to Solstice for a variety of reasons that impact academic performance, including learning disabilities, trauma or emotional disorders that affect their learning, attention deficits, and often school refusal comes as a result of these and other challenges. Our goal is to create a traditional, challenging academic environment that maintains a strong college preparatory curriculum while supporting them in their emotional and learning needs. We work to help our students in their journey to become productive, successful, confident students.
As one of the leading therapy boarding schools, we have designed our academic approach to meet the students where they are, and to help them develop an individualized academic plan with specific, measurable goals in order to support their learning and therapeutic process.
Through our fully accredited school, students can experience incredible academic gains, as well as overall improvements in their self-esteem, self-efficacy, and become enthusiastic lifelong learners. All students can learn; some just need additional support to develop their unique intellectual talents.
Small classes and one-on-one attention
- Class sizes are purposefully kept small, with no more than 12 students per class, in order to allow more individual attention and hands-on learning. Our average class size is around 6 students.
- Our academic program operates year-round, offering five 10-week terms in which students can earn a full quarter credit in each class. Theses shorter terms and flexible scheduling can help students to catch up academically, and stay on track to successful complete high school. Students who complete high school at Solstice receive a diploma from the state of Utah. Other students may transfer credits to any future school due to Solstice’s accreditation status.
- Solstice’s academic model integrates a direct instruction style taught by certified teachers, which is aimed at meeting multiple learning styles within the classroom. Each student takes a learning style quiz upon admission, and is then provided tools which will help foster successful, meaningful learning. Each teacher is trained to be aware and address the unique needs of our students, and seamlessly integrate both academic and therapeutic goals.