Northwest Academy uses an online program through the local school system that allows Northwest Academy Students to keep current with their credits from previous schools, helping them to gain current credits needed for High School Graduation. There are many situations, and each student is different, so if there are extenuating circumstances, Northwest Academy can assist with whatever is needed to help your child advance in their Academics.
Church & Merit System
Church attendance is made available, however is never mandatory. If your family encourages & has a preference for religious studies it can have a powerful effect in influencing students’ ability to change, and we've found it to be very effective when combined with the Cognitive Behavior Model, such as the point merit system used by the program.
We recognize that the safety and security of your child is your #1 priority. Northwest Academy has a registered nurse and three licensed EMT’s on staff. Additionally, all Northwest Academy staff must receive the following training with annual renewal updates: CPR & First Aid Training provides all staff members at Northwest Academy with the critical knowledge and skills necessary to provide assistance in an emergency situation caused from injury or illness.
More About Us
Character building courses are essential to helping our students gain new insight, motivation and direction here at Northwest Academy. Coupled with skill building and personal development courses, our students get the full treatment and learn how to better handle some of the struggles that they are dealing with in everyday life. They learn how to better prepare themselves for future problems, how to handle current problems and how to make the appropriate choices in many different areas of their lives. These classes can be anything from professional audio and videotapes to selective reading material and staff or peer feedback.
All aspects of our facility are monitored and licensed by The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. We are a private boarding school dedicated to helping at-risk adolescents, located in Amargosa Valley, Nevada, just north of the California-Nevada border. We work with troubled teens in a kind, caring and non-invasive manner. Northwest Academy provides a safe and secure environment for at-risk adolescents seeking to change their lives and an island of hope for families seeking to help their child. Northwest Academy is a great choice for any family whose teen may be struggling in their home, school or community. We provide a safe environment; far away from inappropriate friends or influences, and best of all, we are passionate about truly making an impact the students' lives. Our joy is filled by the success of our students, and we admire the life-long relationships that are built throughout our time together.
Our staff is deeply involved in the community and share a passion for teaching and creating a supportive learning environment that is challenging, collaborative & engaging.