Educational services are provided to all students admitted to Logan River Academy. Regular Academy classes are held year-round, Monday through Friday of each week, with the exception of major holidays and inter-session weeks following each semester. Each school day consists of eight periods. Students are enrolled in six classes, a study hall, and a lunch period. The Academy operates on a semester system: January-April, April-August, and September-December. Each semester consists of two, 8-weeks terms.
The Education Director is responsible for the administration of the academic programs for troubled youth, including overseeing the quality of the classroom instruction, activities, calendaring, class scheduling,personnel supervision, and other duties as delegated by the Administrator. Teachers are employed by the Academy and are licensed by the state of Utah. We provide other student support with qualified study coordinators that act as substitutes and tutors in our programs for troubled youth. The Academic Coordinator is in charge of the student’s academic records.
The Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) accredits Logan River Academy. In addition, the Academy is approved by the Utah State Office of Education for grades 7-12, and the California Department of Education as a nonpublic school. Instructors all have Secondary Teaching and/or Special Education Certifications.
Following admission to Logan River Academy, each student in one of our teen programs is given a schedule of classes based on, age and prior grade placement as verified by school transcripts, results of academic achievement testing, projected high school graduation requirements yet to be completed and student class preference.
We offer a range of courses that meet middle and senior high school requirements. The Academy follows the Utah state core requirements and offers classes in language arts, science, mathematics, social studies, physical education, foreign languages, health, applied technology, and elective courses in our academic programs for teenagers. Independent study and electronic high school courses are also available to help students complete their graduation requirements.
Grades are based on a letter system: A, B, C, D, with an F grade indicating failure; NG for non-grade. Every two weeks students receive a progress grade in each class. These are referred to as “level grades.” They are not part of a student’s permanent record, but provide feedback to students on how they are progressing in each course and are used to help determine privileges in the residential setting. Level grades provide reinforcement and motivation for academic performance. At the end of each term, students receive term grades for each course. Term grades are applied to each student’s cumulative transcript.
Graduation exercises to celebrate the end of the academic programs for teenagers may be held at the end of a semester, provided any student has met the minimum Utah State high school graduation requirements and wishes to participate.
SAT and/or ACT exams can be taken while enrolled in Logan River Academy’s teen programs, upon request. They are not taken at the school, but students are registered and taken either at Utah State University (ACT) or Weber State University (SAT) for the exams. The GED is also offered at Utah State University for those who may need this service. The PSAT is offered in the fall of each year.