Cedar Ridge Academy is an independent, family-owned private international therapeutic boarding school that has effectively worked with troubled teens since 1996. Through modeling and teaching, Cedar Ridge Academy staff guide youth in a process of positive behavioral change as they acquire the skills and self-knowledge to form healthy relationships with others and utilize their individual inner strengths to become mature, well-balanced, productive persons.
Dedicated to the belief of using the least restrictive measures necessary to induce change, Cedar Ridge Academy emphasizes increasing autonomy and self-management on the part of the students while at the same time providing close adult supervision and monitoring.
Cedar Ridge Academy utilizes licensed therapists, a consulting clinical psychologist and physician, a guidance counselor and certified teachers. We pride ourselves on having a highly skilled staff of professionally licensed therapists, certified teachers, and trained residential supervisors. All three program components weave together to provide students with a balanced, integrated approach to supporting change in their lives.
Therapists at Cedar Ridge Academy utilize industry established principles that work in conjunction with each other to cultivate the individual and family change needed for long-term success. The underpinnings of the program are grounded in safety. The safety and well-being of our students is paramount and directs treatment plans and goals. Individual therapy is focused on improving the student’s behavior, emotional adjustment, and social functioning as identified in the individual’s treatment plan.
Group therapy is facilitated through the week and corresponds to the group’s therapeutic needs as well as the individual’s treatment plans. Cedar Ridge facilitates reconnecting with the family and transitioning home through individualized planning with the child and family team.
Accredited Private Academy
Cedar Ridge Academy utilizes proven online classes in conjunction with our on-campus licensed teaching staff to provide a blended learning environment. Certified teachers work with students on an individual tutorial or small group direct instruction basis to provide academic assistance, supplemental instruction, and experiential learning activities.
Cedar Ridge Academy requires eighty percent competency for students to successfully complete assignments before moving on to new content. Students are provided with academic assessment, skills remediation, accommodations for learning differences, career guidance, college counseling, ACT and PSAT preparation and testing. The average Cedar Ridge Academy ACT composite
Our fully accredited high school offers a traditional school schedule from 8:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. School continues through the summer for a total of 240 school days per year for solid credit recover for 2013 is 24.8.
Cedar Ridge Academy has authorization from the federal government to enroll international students. The intercultural interactions here on campus provide a supportive environment to balance the students as they are presented with environmental challenges allowing for increased learning and personal development. This mutually beneficial opportunity will better prepare our students for higher education and careers involving international relations.
Below are benefits to students attending an international school:
- Enhanced self-confidence
- Develop Leadership Qualities
- Increased Quantitative Skills
- Increased Appreciation for Art and Literature
- Placing Current Problems in Historical Perspective
- Read or Speak Foreign Languages
- More Informed about Foreign Cultures and more likely to Reexamine: Political, Religious, Racial or Ethnic Viewpoints
Sports & Clubs
Cedar Ridge Academy has a long standing reputation for offering high caliber Shotokan karate instruction to our students. Through healthy training and an atmosphere of respect, Cedar Ridge Academy helps students develop self-control and respect for themselves and others.
We believe the creation of an environment rich in opportunity will help students become more personally invested into the improvement not only in their academics but of their body, mind and spirit.
By increasing each student’s participation in both physical and intellectual challenges, we have seen an increase in:
- social skills
In order to better serve the vast diversity of our student body, we offer a wide range of extracurricular activities which include:
- Board Games
- Creative Writing
- French Club
- Lifetime Hobbies
- Magic – The Gathering
- Academic Decline
- Low self-esteem
- Grief & loss
- Lack of Individual Motivation
- Stressed Family Relationships
- Body image issues
- Drug Experimentation
- Eating disorders that require hospitalization
- Sexual perpetrating behavior
- Repeated self-mutilation requiring hospitalization
- Psychotic features