Sage Canyon

No one does treatment like Diamond Ranch. We have pioneered a unique approach combining the benefits of a small, personalized program with the amenities and opportunities only a large campus can offer.

We have six treatment programs located on one 55-acre campus. This structure allows us to provide specific, customized care for our students in their individual program while still offering the best facilities to the whole campus. Students have access to significantly more resources than any other school.

Sage Canyon

Boys Age 18+

The Sage Canyon program is uniquely designed to address your son’s specific needs in an environment that allows him to connect with other boys his age who are struggling with similar issues.At 18 young men are approaching adulthood but are rarely prepared for the demands of the real world. Our innovative therapeutic approach leads to development of strong character and practical life skills.


Our Sage Canyon students are nearing the end of their high school experience chronologically but are ill prepared for the next steps in life. Many are struggling to finish the needed credits to graduate. Our academic system at Sage Canyon is designed to assist students in achieving the credits needed to graduate high school while instilling in them a solid academic foundation. Our self-paced, mastery based learning system is second to none. Students are able to move at a quicker pace than traditional school while still being required to achieve mastery in the content. Your son will have access to a certified teacher in every classroom and remediation in courses where he struggles. We will work individually with your son to meet his academic goals. Upon completing all required courses, your son will graduate from DRA with a fully accredited high school diploma. When the time comes, we will assist in college planning and preparation. We have many students every year receive academic and athletic scholarships to colleges around the country.


DRA is accredited by AdvancED,the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and the Utah State Office of Education. Credit earned at DRA will transfer to high schools, colleges and universities throughout the United States and internationally. Students near completion of their graduation requirements can complete and receive an accredited High School Diploma while at DRA. Below is a list of specially designed academic accommodations for our Sage Canyon students:

  • College and Career Readiness for Transition Into Adulthood
  • Completing High School Diploma
  • ACT/SAT Testing
  • ASVAB Testing
  • College Exploration and Applications
  • Scholarship Applications
  • Career Exploration
  • Job Applications
  • College Course Opportunities for Students that Have Already Finished Diploma
  • Credit Driven Economy

Character Curriculum

Our Sage Canyon students are at the crossroads of life. They want the freedoms of adulthood without the responsibilities that come with it. Our Sage Canyon Character Curriculum is specifically designed for young men transitioning into adulthood. As he works through our curriculum, your son will come to understand choice and accountability. He will develop self-respect and respect for others around him. Our curriculum is designed to equip your son with real life skills. Your son will learn skills in the areas listed below.

  • Healthy relationships with family members
  • Healthy relationships with the opposite sex
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Social skills and Boundary Setting
  • Technology Usage
  • Transition to Adulthood
  • Independent Living
  • Conditioning and Fitness
  • Higher Education
  • Career Goals
  • Decision Making Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Identifying a Mentor
  • Adult Lawfulness
  • Interviewing Skills


Your son will be assigned a licensed therapist to guide him through the change process. Through individual, family and group therapy he will learn to value himself and others around him. He will learn personal accountability and the value of integrity and hard work. Your son’s therapist will guide him in setting healthy goals for the future. Therapy will focus on restoring damaged family relationships and acquiring healthy communication skills. Through therapy at DRA, your son will become emotionally healthy and begin to see a brighter vision for his future.

  • Doctorate and Master Degree Therapists
  • Licensed in the State of Utah
  • Case Managers
  • Substance Use Disorder Counselors
  • EAGALA Certified Equine Specialist
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Crisis Management
  • Narcotics/Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Smart Recovery
  • Addiction/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Life Skill Training
  • Trauma Based Approaches
  • Art Therapy

Physical Fitness

Physical fitness is important, and we all know it. There are many reasons why students at Diamond Ranch Academy make physical fitness a part of their daily regimen. Physical fitness eliminates lethargy and fatigue. When our students are into physical fitness, they tend to feel more energized throughout daily tasks and activities. Because students at Diamond Ranch Academy take part in regular physical fitness activities, they are more productive in everything that they do. That’s why we emphasize the importance of physical fitness to all the youth in our program.


  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Track and Field
  • Cross Country
  • Crossfit
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
  • Skating
  • Golf
  • Power Lifting
  • Intramurals

Sage Canyon Directors

Campus life in the Sage Canyon program includes a significant resource of professional staff to help meet the individual needs of each student.