Seen 'n Heard - September
2001 Issue (page 1)
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REDCLIFF ASCENT UPDATES CURRICULUM AND COMBINES FIELD
(July 30, 2001) Steve Nadauld, Director of Admissions at RedCliff
Ascent, St. George, UT, 800.898.1244, reports they have formalized their curriculum around the values of “Courage, Self Discipline,
Respect, Honesty, Work Ethic, Trust and Compassion,” and have updated their brochure, video and web site to reflect the new changes.
They are also in the process of combining their field offices in St. George and Beryl Junction, into a new field office in Enterprise,
UT, to be completed by mid September, to better accommodate parents during the graduation portion of their program. Their “field”
and their admissions office will remain the same location.
ASPEN EDUCATION GROUP ACQUIRES EXCEL ACADEMY
(August 1, 2001) Aspen Education Group, Cerritos, California,
562.467.5507, announced their purchase of Excel Academy, in Conroe, Texas, 800.260.9178. “Excel Academy is a boarding school that
combines a strong academic program with counseling support for emotionally challenged students, many of whom also have substance abuse
problems. The school, with its current capacity of 70 students on a 25 acre campus, offers a grade 9 – 12 high school experience”
with the “option for high school graduates to participate in a distance learning college program.” Sally Keith, one of the original
founders, will be remaining as Director of Excel Academy.
OUTWARD BOUND ASCENT COURSES
(August 1, 2001) Jessie L. Kushner, Youth Programs Coordinator for Voyageur Outward Bound School’s Ascent program,
Ely, Minnesota, 218.365.7790, described their “highly structured 28-day wilderness-based early intervention program for at-risk
youth.” With the entire family as its focus, school-year courses will operate out of Ely, Minnesota on Sept. 2-20, 2001
and April 28-May 25, 2002. Courses will also operate out of Rio Grande, Texas on Oct. 28-Nov. 20, 2001, and Jan. 27-Feb. 19,
TERRY WARNER OF ARBINGER INSITUTE PUBLISHES BOOK
(August 3, 2001) Anasazi Foundation, Mesa, Arizona, 800.678.3445, firstname.lastname@example.org,
announces the publication of Terry Warner’s book, Bonds That Make Us Free, on which their “highly successful parent’s seminar is based.”
Warner, who has worked with BYU and the Arbinger Institute, offers throughout the book’s 14 chapters, “ideas that largely concern
the positive steps we can take to obtain and hold onto the change in our being, upon which all other positive changes depend.” The
book can be ordered online at: www.deseretbook.com, www.amazon.com,
Barnes and Noble, Deseret Book or other reputable booksellers.
BCA STUDENTS COMPLETE 70 MILE RAFTING JOURNEY ON SALMON RIVER
(August 6, 2001) Fourteen students from Boulder Creek
Academy, Bonners Ferry, Idaho, 800.858.1933, and three staff recently returned from a six-day, 70-mile rafting trip. This journey
through rushing white-water in inflatable kayaks on the Salmon River in the scenic Frank Church Wilderness of Idaho and Montana was
part of BCA’s emotional growth curriculum. BCA is a 20-24 month educational program for students ages 14 through 17 who exhibit undeveloped
social skills and learning difficulties. It utilizes, in addition to these kinds of adventure activities, a working farm and greenhouse.
Students also work with clinicians on an individual and group basis.
JOHN MCKAY RESIGNS AS CEO OF RANCHO VALMORA
(August 6, 2001) “In the interest of true love,” Chief Executive Officer of Rancho Valmora, John McKay, J.D., M.S.,
informed our network that he has resigned, so that he can relocate to join his new wife, Kimber, who is working as a sociologist in
Nepal. Gary David Jordan, the new CEO of Rancho Valmora, has been with this corporation for nine years, and has acted as the CEO for
the sister facility, Hacienda Valmora, for four years. “There is a Rancho Valmora legend that Harry Vorath, the Positive Peer Culture
creator and guru, has observed that Gary knows the PPC model better than anybody.”
HIDDEN LAKE ACADEMY GIRLS HAVE NEW DORM AND GREAT SPORTS
(August 7 & 16, 2001) Hidden Lake Academy, Dahlonega,
Georgia, 800.394.0640, announced its new girls dorm, overlooking the lake, will open in October 2001. It will provide residence for
64 girls, two to a room with connecting bath to the next room, along with individual computers on the HLA server, aerobics, laundry,
and telephone rooms and a large, two story common area. HLA girls, who compete in the Atlanta Athletic Conference (AAC), won their
league championship in volleyball and tennis, taking third place in basketball and track. HLA boys finished in first place in the
JILL SCOTT: NEW DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS FOR ST. PAUL’S ACADEMY
(August 7, 2001) St. Paul’s Preparatory Academy, Phoenix,
Arizona, 602.965.9090, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jill Scott, M.A. as their new Director of Admissions, effective immediately.