Discovery Academy

  • Founded in 1989, Discovery Academy was quickly recognized for its development of an innovative academic and treatment curriculum.
  • The culmination of strong academics, and a therapeutic model that draws on both clinical and experiential therapy, makes Discovery Academy a wonderful, safe place for students to excel academically while discovering who they really are.
  • Discovery Academy is a clinical boarding school whose mission is to inspire each student to a quest for excellence in all areas of life.
  • Through an intensive program of academics, traditional and experiential therapy, and life skills training, students are challenged to excel intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually/ethically, and physically.
  • It is the aspiration of the program that enrollment in the academy will be the beginning of a lifelong quest for greater wisdom, integrity, insight, and social consciousness.
  • Staff and student interactions are governed by mutual respect in an environment that balances individuality with community.
  • A commitment to self-discovery and service to others defines the school and our pursuit of excellence.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12

Student Body

Total Students49 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
33%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeDiscovery Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsCross Country, Soccer, VolleyballCross CountrySoccer,
Volleyball

School Notes

  • Founded in 1989, Discovery Academy was quickly recognized for its development of an innovative academic and treatment curriculum. The culmination of strong academics, and a therapeutic model that draws on both clinical and experiential therapy, makes Discovery Academy a wonderful, safe place for students to excel academically while discovering who they really are. Discovery Academy is a clinical boarding school whose mission is to inspire each student to a quest for excellence in all areas of life. Through an intensive program of academics, traditional and experiential therapy, and life skills training, students are challenged to excel intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually/ethically, and physically. It is the aspiration of the program that enrollment in the academy will be the beginning of a lifelong quest for greater wisdom, integrity, insight, and social consciousness. Staff and student interactions are governed by mutual respect in an environment that balances individuality with community. A commitment to self-discovery and service to others defines the school and our pursuit of excellence.

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School Reviews

5  
Discovery Academy of Provo Utah, made many promises. They even put them in writing. Then, once they had my signature, and their money, they broke all of their promises and policies. They violated our HIPAA rights repeatedly with a male family member with a history of emotional abuse to my daughter and myself. Clinical Director, Brian Allred had false credentials on the website. When this was discovered, he still kept his job. Bait and Switch are ok at Discovery Academy, as long as it's just the kids and families being harmed. Discovery Therapists were openly hostile and unprofessional. They taught my daughter behaviors making her grossly socially and academically dysfunctional, and called it "assertiveness training." They actually caused harm to kids and families because they refuse to follow professional standards. Parents, there are other options. Please do not trust Discovery Academy with your teen, unless Craig Rollo and Brian Allred are no longer working at this facility. These two therapists are responsible fir a great deal of harm to our family, and neither federal nor state regulators will do a thing about it. Discovery Academy also consisyantly refuses full access to their minor teens records for parents, despite Utah law saying they must provide patents full access, and Federal Hipaa law saying they must follow Utah state disclosure laws with parents of minors.I regret I cannot give this school negative 5 stars.
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