About This School
In 2010, Diamond Ranch Academy had 12 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Utah average is 23 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Diamond Ranch Academy Reviews
Diamond Ranch Academy Saves Lives
Diamond Ranch Academy is unlike other boarding schools or residential treatment centers for youth. You can tell they are doing things the right way by the overall vibe of their students. I toured their campus and I was extremely impressed by not only their facilities, but also by their students and staff. I highly recommended working with them. The opportunities and programs they offer will insure the progression of your child.
Don't send your kids to DRA. I was abused.
Diamond Ranch Academy is by far the worst the thing I've ever been through in my life. I graduated 4 years ago and to this day, I still have terrible nightmares and posttramatic stress from what I went through there.
not what its built up to be
i was a student at diamond ranch, and twords the end of my stay i really thoughti it was changing me and my family, little did i know they were houndign my parents about money and threatining to send me back home. i was also dusgusted to find that when i did get home about 1/3 of the letters i wrote in the 11 months i was there got sent back to my parents. as a student you are forced to smile in every photograph taken of you, if not it wont go to yoru parents and you will receive a manipulation citation which in some cases could prevent you from advancing in the level program. i loved the therapy and alot of it was very helpful. the staff on the other had for the dorms was mereley just rick ( the owners son) football buddys, kids that may have been a year or two older than i was, i made friends with them we all got along and stuff but now that im out im realizing like holy crap these dudes would sit and blatantly talk to us about getting high or come to work high, a staff gave me his ipod to use, i had one give me sleeping pills like it was cool but as far as for parents looking into sending kids there its just nor a productive place to be. the idea of forcing kids to change does not work in the long run , yes they will seem fine but its only because if they disobey then some giant football playing dick is going to jam his finger in your pressure point or you will be outside cleaning up horse shit. i was sent to another program that legitmately helped me out and id say DRA IS A NO GO
My daughter fell into the wrong crowd of friends and started experimenting in all sorts of vices. We tried as a family (we even moved) but once she was in no amount of family time or therapy could help her see the long term consequences of her actions.
We finally found the Diamond Ranch Academy through a mutual friend and in 2 years the difference is nothing short of miraculous.
Diamond ranch academy is one of the best things that has happened to my family. It wasn't just some place to send our daughter to work on her self and her issues, it was something that changed our whole family.
I was worried about her academics while attending a program away from home, but their school and academics instruction was a perfect fit for her. She went from C's and D's struggling in high school at home to almost straight A's and tested quite well in he college entry tests.
The therapy component helped her deal with her emotional issues very well, and the program structure helped he become very confident and capable which has been a pleasant surprise since she's struggled socially in teen circles.
This school is absolutely amazing! I was a bit worried about the type of students. We're local in Utah and just wanted a more specialized school for my son who has ADHD. The school was everything I could have hoped for. It really gave my son a more hands on learning environment and one on one time, which helped him get caught back up.