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Public schools that offer the basic elementary or secondary curriculum plus creative electives in an informal instructional setting which features an approach to teaching and learning which emphasizes the students' right to make decisions and that views the teacher as a facilitator of learning rather than as a transmitter of knowledge.

Address:
5600 North Heritage School Drive
Provo, UT 84604
Phone: 801-433-9413
Fax: 801-226-4600
Email: admissions@heritagertc.org
Eligibility: Ages 12-18, admission varies by program. Contact for current information.
Services Provided:

Provides therapeutic, residential treatment center for teens in small, home-like settings.

Services Provided:

  • Spark Academy- co-ed boarding school for ages 12-18, provides a treatment center for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental challenges.
  • Elevate Academy- co-ed boarding school for teens ages 12-18, provides treatment for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and defiance.
  • Launch- short term program for male teens ages 16-18, provides transition services from residential programs to traditional or vocational school and more independent living.
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 11/9/2020
501 East 3900 South
South Salt Lake, UT 84107
Phone: 385-646-5435
Organization Name: Granite School District
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Address:
501 East 3900 South
South Salt Lake, UT 84107
Phone: 385-646-5435
Eligibility: Referral from a Granite School District junior or senior high school.
Services Provided: To work with students (grades 10 - 12) who have not found success in the traditional schools.
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 1/7/2020
2275 North 3900 West
Corrine, UT 84307
Phone: 435-734-4834
Organization Name: Box Elder School District
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Address:
2275 North 3900 West
Corrine, UT 84307
Phone: 435-734-4834
Fax: 435-744-2628
Services Provided:

Provides a community alternative high school for Box Elder School District.

Services Include:

  • Alternative High School Education
  • Adult Education
  • Youth-In-Care
  • Independent Life Skills.
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 9/14/2020
Address:
1385 North 1200 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone: 801-531-6100
Fax: 801-531-6106
Email: maricella.garcia@guadschool.org
Wheelchair Access: Entry Only
Eligibility: Preschool and K-6 students must come from an at-risk economic background.
Services Provided:

Offers five unique learning programs within one school, focusing on parent involvement, adult education classes in English and citizenship and healthy families for low-income and at-risk populations.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Soft closure continues. The building will not be opening, but students will continue to be served with prepared distance teachings. Call with any questions.

  • Court Community Service Sites
  • Special Preschools
  • Early Intervention for Children With Disabilities/Delays
  • English Language Instruction Volunteer Opportunities
  • Alternative Education
  • Citizenship Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Home Based Parenting Education
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 11/24/2020
Organization Name: Valley Behavioral Health
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Address:
195 West 7200 South
Midvale, UT 84047
Phone: 801-565-6950
Toll Free Phone: 888-949-4864
Languages Spoken: Spanish language services
Eligibility: Ages 5-12, Salt Lake, Tooele
Services Provided: A short-term 8+ weeks, intensive day program for youth, with serious behavioral and emotional challenges, with a focus on keeping children in their families and in the community. Seeks to establish a situation of CALM (Coordinate, Access, Link, and Monitor).
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 3/25/2020
Organization Name: Salt Lake City School District
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Address:
1234 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone: 801-578-8574
Fax: 801-578-8382
Email: joshua.bell@slcschools.org
Wheelchair Access: Complete
Eligibility: Varies according to service.
Services Provided: Provides adult and alternative education for the Salt Lake City community, and offers services such as the Debtor's Counseling Legal Clinic & Street Law Free Legal Clinic.

  • Adult High School Diploma Programs
  • Alternative Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Legal Counseling
  • GED/High School Equivalency Test Instruction
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 10/29/2020
Organization Name: University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI)
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Address:
501 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Eligibility: adolescents 12–18 day treatment, private school accreditation
Services Provided:

Teenscope is a day treatment program for adolescents and assists in clarifying diagnosis, resolving family issues, and providing treatment for all mental health issues including depression and anxiety. This multidisciplinary treatment team includes board certified child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, expressive therapists, an addiction specialist, an education specialist and a nurse. Together with the family and patient, the care team creates an individualized treatment plan. When appropriate, chemical dependency issues are addressed.
Teenscope includes an educational program fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools, giving the adolescent opportunities to earn credit toward graduation.

Provider Profiles:

weekdays 8am - 4pm, Parent-teen group Th 4pm - 5pm
Day treatment/partial hospitalization.

Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 6/15/2020
310 East 4500 South, Suite 620
Murray, UT 84107
Phone: 801-262-4922
Address:
310 East 4500 South, Suite 620
Murray, UT 84107
Phone: 801-262-4922
Toll Free Phone: 866-788-0364
Eligibility: K-12
Services Provided: Through the Public Education Online option, individual, tuition-free online courses are available to any Utah high school student, statewide, who is currently attending either a public school within his or her resident district, a private school, or a state-approved charter school. Students who are home schooled may also enroll.
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 5/10/2017
1551 West 1000 South
Orem, UT 84058
Phone: 801-227-2440
Organization Name: Alpine School District
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Address:
1551 West 1000 South
Orem, UT 84058
Phone: 801-227-2440
Fax: 801-227-2447
Eligibility: Anyone that has not earned a high school diploma, Alpine School District
Services Provided: A supplemental program to all secondary schools in Alpine School District. Our facility offers a broad array of curriculum possibilities and options to meet the needs of our students. All areas of the building provide access to the best technology for research and communication. We also have a well-equipped media center containing materials to support the curriculum offered, and each lab study area is equipped to support their individual curriculum units with a full spectrum of materials and supplies.
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 10/29/2019
Organization Name: University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI)
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Address:
501 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone: 801-587-3154
Eligibility: Children age 5-12, with emotional, behavioral, learning and physical problems; accepts most insurance
Services Provided: Kidstar is a day treatment program for children and assists in clarifying a child's diagnosis. The treatment team includes a board certified child/adolescent psychiatrist, a certified teacher, licensed psychologists, social workers, and recreational therapist. Kidstar includes an accredited school, medical evaluation, individual and family therapy, psychological and educational evaluations, group activities including recreation, art, pet and music therapy, social skills training and follow-up placement services for counseling and school.
Provider Profiles: Monday through Friday 8am - 4pm
Average stay 4-6 weeks.
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 1/29/2018
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3746 South 4800 West
PO Box 387
Wellsville, UT 84339
Phone: 435-245-2600
Address:
3746 South 4800 West
PO Box 387
Wellsville, UT 84339
Phone: 435-245-2600
Eligibility: girls ages 12-17, transition ages 18-21
Services Provided: Uinta Academy is the nation’s leading multi-dimensional residential treatment center for adolescent girls. We specialize with girls who struggle with relationships or attachment or who have experienced trauma. Equine assisted psychotherapy, and college prep.
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 2/8/2017
675 East 2100 South Plaza 7-21, Suite 270
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Phone: 801-298-6660
Address:
675 East 2100 South Plaza 7-21, Suite 270
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Phone: 801-298-6660
Fax: 801-298-6670
Eligibility: K-12
Services Provided:

Provides tuition-free public online school that serves students in grades K–12 throughout Utah.

Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 9/2/2020