Getting to know your child

Introduction to the possibilities

The Diamond Ranch Academy experience begins with a week-long orientation. During this phase key administrators spend time getting to know each new student on an intimate level. Each department is showcased, giving your child an introduction to the many possibilities available to them.

Day 1

Welcoming our new diamondbacks

  • Meet DRA student family
  • Learn your way around campus Indoor / Outdoor
  • Orientation Assignments
  • Personality Assessment

Day 2

A different approach to therapy

  • Meet the Clinical Team
  • Changing our Paradigm – Film “This Is Water”
  • Explanation of Therapy at DRA

Day 3

Charting your course

  • Clubs and Activities
  • Athletics
  • Performing Arts
  • Fine Arts
  • Intramural activities

Day 4

Building master students

  • Meet the Academic Team
  • Track Requirements / Pay
  • Symbolic Degrees
  • School vs Education
  • Academic Empowerment
  • Academic Assessment
  • Character First
  • College Bound Culture

Day 5

Nuts & Bolts

  • Meet the Program Team / Administration
  • Real Life Transition Program
  • Pay Reconciliation / Rent
  • Positive / Negative Observations
  • Character Curriculum
  • Advancements
  • Refocus Initiative (RFI)
  • Benefits / Activities
  • Family Visits

Medical Care

  • Meet the Medical Team
  • Initial Physical Assessment
  • Review Medical History
  • Tb Test
  • Lab Work
  • U.D.S.
  • Review Medical Systems & Procedures
  • Appt. with Physician (within two weeks)