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.
Girls Ages 16-18
The Whisper Creek program was designed to encourage, teach, and nurture emotional growth. Your daughter will develop trusting relationships with caring and supportive staff who will guide her through the healing process. She’ll make amazing, lifelong friends as she works on herself with girls who are battling similar challenges. Each girl’s individual needs are identified and met throughout the change process.
We’ve designed an age-specific Character Curriculum for our students in the Whisper Creek program.
Our curriculum focuses on building emotionally healthy and socially adept young women. Students learn to become their best selves through mastering the skills below.
- Healthy Relationships with Family Members
- Healthy Relationships with the Opposite Sex
- Social Skills and Boundary Setting
- Prepare for Adulthood
- Contributing Member of Society
- Health and Beauty
- Interviewing Skills
- Appropriate Social Media
- Distress Tolerance
- Emotional Regulation
- Interpersonal Effectiveness
- Physical Fitness
Whisper Creek utilizes a specialized academic approach designed to create confident and capable students. Students enjoy the support and guidance of certified teachers in each classroom, and mastery learning requires that all students get an 80% or better on assignments and tests. This ensures that students are mastering content before moving on. Because the curriculum is self-paced, students are able to progress faster in some subjects and take more time in others based on their individual needs. This provides for increased accountability and ownership in the learning process. Through this personalized system of instruction, Whisper Creek students learn to take accountability for their education and develop a love of learning. They leave DRA rich in credit and knowledge, with a vision for their academic future.
All academics at Whisper Creek are fully accredited through AdvancED, the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and the Utah State Office of Education. All credits acquired at Whisper Creek are recognized nationally and internationally and are fully transferable to universities, colleges, and high schools. Students who complete their senior year can leave Whisper creek with an accredited high school diploma.
Whisper Creek students are able to access the academic accommodations listed below.
- College and Career Readiness
- Diploma Completion or Transition to Another Secondary School
- ACT/SAT testing
- PSAT and ASVAB Testing
- College Exploration and Applications
- Scholarship Applications
- Career Exploration
- College Course Opportunities for Students that have Already Finished Diploma
- Additional Experiential Learning Activities
- Credit driven economy
Your daughter will grow in maturity and emotional health as she participates in therapy at Whisper Creek. She’ll develop a trusting relationship with her individual therapist who will guide her through the journey of emotional discovery and healing. She’ll also learn to incorporate the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills of mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness into her life.
Through individual, group, and family therapy your daughter will learn to value herself. She will begin to understand her individual worth and develop a healthy sense of self, founded on core principles that are emphasized throughout students’ time at Diamond Ranch Academy. She’ll learn how to navigate complex relationships and social situations in a healthy manner. This includes choosing friends and boundary setting. As your daughter learns to value herself, she will naturally attract healthy relationships into her life.
- 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
Health and wellness play important roles in the lives of students at Diamond Ranch Academy. We understand that proper wellness involves being mentally healthy as well as physically fit, which is why we encourage regular exercise with all of our youth. This helps students feel less stressed and improves their self-esteem. Because students at Diamond Ranch Academy are active participants in their own health and wellness, they become fit both physically and mentally.
Whisper Creek Directors
- Program Manager / Cheer / Coach
Campus life in the Whisper Creek program includes a significant resource of professional staff to help meet the individual needs of each student.