Alternative Schools

Description: Public schools that offer the basic elementary or secondary curriculum plus creative electives in an informal instructional setting which features an approach to teaching and learning which emphasizes the students' right to make decisions and that views the teacher as a facilitator of learning rather than as a transmitter of knowledge.

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Clearfield, UT

20 West 1700 South
Clearfield, UT 84016
Phone: 801-774-4000
Organization Name: Job Corps
Address: 20 West 1700 South
Clearfield, UT 84016
Phone: 801-774-4000
Fax: 801-416-4635
Eligibility: Ages 16-24, no cost, low-income, no outstanding court fines or community service orders (upper age limit is waived for people with disabililties).
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people ages 16 through 24 that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life. Comprehensive services available to prospective students who can qualify for housing, meals, basic medical care, and career counseling. Driver's education also available to eligible participants.
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Last Updated: 4/4/2018

Midvale, UT

7350 South 900 East
Midvale, UT 84047
Phone: 801-565-6950
Organization Name: Valley Behavioral Health
Address: 7350 South 900 East
Midvale, UT 84047
Phone: 801-565-6950
Eligibility: ages 5-17 (grades K-12), Salt Lake, Summit, Tooele. Spanish language services.
Services Provided: Kids Intensive Day Services (KIDS) is a short-term, intensive day program for youth, with serious behavioral and emotional challenges, with a focus on keeping children in their families and in the community. Our goal is to prevent more restrictive mental health placements and/or help youth step down from more restrictive settings.
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Last Updated: 6/16/2016

Murray, UT

310 East 4500 South, Suite 620
Murray, UT 84107
Phone: 801-262-4922
Address: 310 East 4500 South, Suite 620
Murray, UT 84107
Phone: 801-262-4922
Toll Free Phone: 866-788-0364
Eligibility: K-12
Services Provided: Through the Public Education Online option, individual, tuition-free online courses are available to any Utah high school student, statewide, who is currently attending either a public school within his or her resident district, a private school, or a state-approved charter school. Students who are home schooled may also enroll.
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Last Updated: 5/10/2017

Ogden, UT

7400 South Cornia Drive
Ogden, UT 84405
Phone: 801-693-2902
Organization Name: Job Corps
Address: 7400 South Cornia Drive
Ogden, UT 84405
Phone: 801-693-2902
TDD: 877-889-5627
Fax: 801-476-5985
Eligibility: At least 16 years old, not yet 24 years old, low income (upper age limit is waived for people with disabililties)
Services Provided: Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people ages 16 through 24 that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life. Comprehensive services available to prospective students who can qualify for housing, meals, basic medical care, and career counseling. Driver's education also available to eligible participants.
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Last Updated: 4/4/2018

Orem, UT

1551 West 1000 South
Orem, UT 84058
Phone: 801-227-2440
Organization Name: Alpine School District
Address: 1551 West 1000 South
Orem, UT 84058
Phone: 801-227-2440
Fax: 801-227-2447
Eligibility: Anyone that has not earned a high school diploma. Alpine School District
Services Provided: A supplemental program to all secondary schools in Alpine School District. Our facility offers a broad array of curriculum possibilities and options to meet the needs of our students. All areas of the building provide access to the best technology for research and communication. We also have a well-equipped media center containing materials to support the curriculum offered, and each lab study area is equipped to support their individual curriculum units with a full spectrum of materials and supplies.
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Last Updated: 7/11/2018

Salt Lake City, UT

1234 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone: 801-578-8574
Organization Name: Salt Lake City School District
Address: 1234 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone: 801-578-8574
Fax: 801-578-8577
Eligibility: Varies according to service.
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Provides adult and alternative education for the Salt Lake City community.
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Last Updated: 4/17/2018
Organization Name: University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI)
Address: 501 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone: 801-587-3154
Eligibility: Children age 5-12, with emotional, behavioral, learning and physical problems; accepts most insurance
Services Provided: Kidstar is a day treatment program for children and assists in clarifying a child's diagnosis. The treatment team includes a board certified child/adolescent psychiatrist, a certified teacher, licensed psychologists, social workers, and recreational therapist. Kidstar includes an accredited school, medical evaluation, individual and family therapy, psychological and educational evaluations, group activities including recreation, art, pet and music therapy, social skills training and follow-up placement services for counseling and school.
Provider Profiles: Monday through Friday 8am - 4pm
Average stay 4-6 weeks.
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Last Updated: 1/29/2018
Organization Name: University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI)
Address: 501 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Eligibility: adolescents 12–18 day treatment, private school accreditation
Services Provided: Teenscope is a day treatment program for adolescents and assists in clarifying diagnosis, resolving family issues, and providing treatment for all mental health issues including depression and anxiety. This multidisciplinary treatment team includes board certified child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, expressive therapists, an addiction specialist, an education specialist and a nurse. Together with the family and patient, the care team creates an individualized treatment plan. When appropriate, chemical dependency issues are addressed.
Teenscope includes an educational program fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools, giving the adolescent opportunities to earn credit toward graduation.
Provider Profiles: weekdays 8am - 4pm, Parent-teen group Th 4pm - 5pm
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Last Updated: 5/26/2015
250 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Phone: 801-538-7500
Address: 250 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Phone: 801-538-7500
Eligibility: Children age 3 before September 2 of the current school year and less than 19 years of age on the last day of the school year or, if the student has not graduated from high school, less than 22 years of age on the last day of the school year. Student must be enrolled or admitted to an eligible private school.
Services Provided: The Utah State Office of Education ensures literacy and numeracy, high quality instruction for all Utah children, establishes curriculum with high standards and effective assessment to inform high quality instruction and accountability
Provider Profiles: Carol Anderson, USOE Educational Specialist – Behavioral Interventions & Supports in Schools
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Last Updated: 3/20/2018

South Salt Lake, UT

501 East 3900 South
South Salt Lake, UT 84107
Phone: 385-646-5435
Organization Name: Granite School District
Address: 501 East 3900 South
South Salt Lake, UT 84107
Phone: 385-646-5435
Eligibility: Referral from a Granite School District junior or senior high school.
Services Provided: To work with students (grades 9 - 12) who have not found success in the traditional schools.
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Last Updated: 4/11/2018

Wellsville, UT

3746 South 4800 West
PO Box 387
Wellsville, UT 84339
Phone: 435-245-2600
Address: 3746 South 4800 West
PO Box 387
Wellsville, UT 84339
Phone: 435-245-2600
Eligibility: girls ages 12-17, transition ages 18-21
Services Provided: Uinta Academy is the nation’s leading multi-dimensional residential treatment center for adolescent girls. We specialize with girls who struggle with relationships or attachment or who have experienced trauma. Equine assisted psychotherapy, and college prep.
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Last Updated: 2/8/2017

West Valley City, UT

1325 West 2200 South Ste A
West Valley City, UT 84119
Phone: 385-355-1640
Address: 1325 West 2200 South Ste A
West Valley City, UT 84119
Phone: 385-355-1640
Fax: 385-290-1473
Eligibility: Fathers (adolescent fathers)
Services Provided: A tuition-free charter school for pregnant and parenting female teens to complete their high school education, grades 9 through 12. The Academy is located in West Valley City but will enroll students regardless of district-defined enrollment boundaries.
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Last Updated: 4/12/2018

Woods Cross, UT

687 West 700 South Suite E
Woods Cross, UT 84087
Phone: 801-298-6660 x302
Address: 687 West 700 South Suite E
Woods Cross, UT 84087
Phone: 801-298-6660 x302
Fax: 801-298-6670
Eligibility: K-12
Services Provided: Utah Connections Academy (UCA) is a tuition-free, K–12 public online school that students attend from home. UCA brings a fully accredited public education directly to your family’s door
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Last Updated: 7/27/2015