Teen Help, Academic Advantages

Teen Help and Our Academic Advantages

Oxbow Academy helps students with sexual and pornography addictions along with helping them academically. Our instructors are licensed professional educators, many with Master degrees or special education certificates, who have an average of fifteen years of teaching experience. Student/teacher ratios are approximately 12 to 1. To understand where we can help your teen specifically, please consider taking our free online assessment test.

Oxbow Academy uses our sister program Discovery Academy Academic Model that is a competency-based learning system that helps students move through each subject at a personalized pace. The video below shares some insight into our academic model.

Learning with Therapy

We structure our academic program so that students do not have to sacrifice learning opportunities in order to address their therapeutic issues. The school day starts at 3:00 pm and ends at 8:30 pm. Fridays are reserved for experiential learning activities.

Students are not restricted by a semester schedule. Learning is on-going. Student learning time is based on the amount of time the student needs to master the information, not how fast the teacher must move the class before the end of the school year.

Competency Based Program

Oxbow’s academic program is competency-based. It focuses on outcomes of learning and adapts to the needs of each student. As a competency-based program, Oxbow’s educational model emphasizes student mastery of standard curriculum. Students use standard textbooks divided into chapters. Students have to pass each chapter with a score of 80% or high in order to progress to the next concept.

If a learning intervention is necessary, we apply it at the time of discovery, not when the teacher has time. Parents receive continuous academic progress reports via the Parent Portal.

We administer the Standard Achievement Test (SAT 9) at the beginning and end of treatment, which provides an assessment of academic progress. This test, and the student’s transcripts, provides a foundation for the student’s education plan, or SEP.

Through Oxbow Academy’s competency-based program, students have shown tremendous improvement in the learning process itself, making progress in:

  • Developing organizational skills
  • Improving textbook and note taking skills
  • Increased reading comprehension and reading competency
  • Improved reading speed and conceptualization
  • Increased vocabulary and spelling competency
  • Improved extraction of information through research
  • Increased interest in college and vocational schools after high school
  • Increased self-confidence and self-esteem

If you would prefer to discuss your situation with a counselor, we invite you to call an admissions counselor at 855-676-4272.

Oxbow Academy – New Hope, New Help, No Secrets.™

Oxbow Academy is open for admission but are only allowing virtual tours at this time. We are following guidelines established by the CDC and the Department of Utah Heath regarding COVID-19.