Boulder Creek Academy
The Boulder Creek Academy of Bonners Ferry, Idaho
About Boulder Creek Academy
A member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, Boulder Creek Academy is a private, special education program approved by the Idaho Department of Education and licensed by the State of Idaho’s Department of Health and Welfare. Since its establishment in 1993, the academy has provided opportunities and guidance to adolescents who are challenged with unevenly developed cognitive and self-regulation skills. Struggling with issues such as learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, many Boulder Creek Academy students have considerable difficulty forming relationships. The average Boulder Creek student shares the classroom with five other young people and remains with the organization for 12 to 18 months. Stressing the importance of learning while doing, many classes sponsor trips to educational destinations such as various government institutions in Washington, DC, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. Students often complete workshops in preparation for these trips and engage in post-trip debriefing sessions to review and examine how they did with specified learning objectives.