Our curriculum is comparable to any normal junior high or high school curriculum. We individualize academic needs for each of our students. All work and testing is organized for school district approval.
The typical daily schedule consists of exercise, planning and goal setting, individual time, meals, chores, school, a session of group psychotherapy, an activity in the community, and individual or family therapy. The activities are diverse and varied. We focus on numerous positive experiences every day for our student’s well-being.
Sunrise maintains a home-style environment. Your daughter will have 2-3 roommates. We provide all the amenities of a regular home. Outside, we offer access to a sports court, basketball courts, and a large multi-use field. Students may also choose to participate in group sports, recreation, music, or art projects. Sunrise believes that coupling nature with a constructive environment aids emotional healing.
The most common problems we treat at Sunrise are depression, anxiety, self-harm, poor school performance, failing relationships at home, adoption issues, attachment issues, ADHD, anger management issues, and hopelessness. Our typical student has low self-esteem and may be struggling with authority. Other common problems we address include drug abuse, school failure, trauma/abuse, mood disorders, and family discord.
Our academic curriculum is accredited through Cognia. Any course our students complete at Sunrise can be transferred to any other school, public or private. Our Education Director works closely with the school of your choice to make sure academic transition is accurate and complete.
We provide weekly individual and family therapy and daily group therapy. We do Equine therapy on a weekly basis. We individualize the treatment your daughter receives at every possible level, such as placing her in psychotherapy groups that are specific to her particular issues.
During the first 21 days, there are no phone privileges outside of family therapy. Your daughter will be able to communicate more with her family as she progresses. A minimum of one phone call per week to parents is allowed for each student. We hope you will plan to visit your daughter as often as you can. We encourage face-to-face family therapy, weekly family therapy calls, weekly weekend calls, and unlimited mail.
Yes. We encourage you to speak with parents who have placed their daughter in our program. Many parents are excited to share their experience with you. Contact our admissions director for a list of parents in your area or who have had similar experiences with their daughters.