Academic progress is often one of the first things to suffer when a student is dealing with problems like lack of respect, depression, or behavioral issues. At Resolution Ranch, we understand your son’s unique emotional and academic needs. Our educators are college-minded and future-focused to help your son recover school credits and continue on a successful path to graduation, college, and beyond. Graduates of our program have gone on to accept scholarships and attend many colleges throughout the country and the world.
A Resolution ranch student earns an 100k scholarship to Hendricks University
RESOLUTION RANCH IS AN ACCREDITED SCHOOL
Resolution Ranch is accredited through SACS, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, which uses an Index of Education Quality to measure overall performance based on a comprehensive set of indicators and evaluative criteria. The overall and domain scores range from 100-400. Resolution Ranch is proud to have attained an Overall Score Average of 325.00—well above the average Overall Score of 282.79—and a Leadership Capacity Score of 340.00. You can read the entire report here.
We are also accredited by AdvancED, the largest community of education professionals in the world. A non-profit, non-partisan organization, it conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of Pre K-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. Their expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in school accreditation.
OUR ACADEMIC APPROACH
Students attend school for a minimum of 20 hours per week with an extra five hours of instruction available as needed. Your son’s curriculum is tailored to his grade level and customized to address any issues (such as ADD/ADHD, problems with authority, depression, etc.), that may be hindering his academic progress. To ensure students get the individualized attention they need, our classes are offered in a small setting. All our courses are fully transferrable to any public, private or boarding school in the U.S., so students won’t fall behind.
THE PLATO METHOD
We are proud to offer the PLATO® learning environment curriculum as PLATO® allows for the flexibility that is crucial to the personalization of each student's academic plan. This online learning environment helps us assess a student’s level in each subject and create a curriculum aligned to his individual needs. Online reporting and tracking features are accessible 24/7, so instructors are able to monitor and share a student’s progress with parents, administrators and schools.
Our customizable curriculum includes:
- Reading and writing skills
- Foundational math to calculus
- Earth, life and physical science—including biology and chemistry
- American and world history, as well as civics and economics
- Electives such as health, art history, art appreciation and psychology
- Communication, business and life skills
Your son will focus on one subject at a time, proceeding to the next only when he’s received a 70% passing grade or higher. Each semester course is expected to take 30 working days, and students are given deadlines that reflect course pacing expectations. If a student struggles in meeting their academic potentials, we work to address the underlying cause. Problems in the classroom are usually indicative of problems elsewhere, so our instructors, therapists, and Direct Care workers are in constant communication, meeting weekly and beyond, to discuss student progress. By identifying his individual needs, we help your son’s education become a mark of accomplishment and a source of new-found confidence essential to his recovery.
SAT AND ACT PREPARATION + 1X1 TUTORING
For students readying to graduate high school and enter college, our instructors include SAT and ACT preparation into their academic plan. Students who feel they need more guidance in these or any other subjects can request additional time with our instructors. 1x1 tutoring is available to them during regular school hours, or after class for a wider block of time.
Creating an immersive, engaging environment is essential to a student’s progress. Students at Resolution Ranch experience a number of hands-on learning opportunities, from our three-times-a-week group activities that include art classes or athletics, to electives that encourage them to explore other interests. Those who have been at the Ranch longer earn the responsibility of mentoring and guiding newer students, which encourages self-learning through helping others.