Academics at Triangle Cross Ranch
Triangle Cross Ranch is committed to our boys and their individual needs. We want to provide them all with the best education we can so that they may grow. To ensure this we have worked to make these options operate using the education methods that are offered by accredited Catholic educational institutions like Our Lady of the Rosary and Seton Hall. To ensure that our boys receive the attention and care they deserve, we also have a trained team of youth mentors on staff that is available to provide tutoring during classroom hours.
Choice in Curriculum
Parents who choose to admit their at-risk son into Triangle Cross Ranch’s residential program will be able to pick between two different curriculum options.
Accredited Catholic Seton Home Study Program – Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) which is a member of Advanced ED. These agencies are recognized as accrediting agencies by the United States Department of Education.
Our Lady of the Rosary home study program – An internationally recognized and accredited Catholic correspondence school for children in grades pre-kindergarten through twelve.
Education Through Experience
Triangle Cross Ranch also offers vocational and technical training for our boys as well. This training teaches them a wide variety of skilled trades to help them better their development. They will be able to learn a wide variety of skills including carpentry, welding, animal husbandry, horticulture, and equine training.
Experiential learning allows them to use their hands while they learn and participate. This hands-on approach helps the boys make cognitive connections through their experiences. They will be able to see the ways that their education can be applied to real-life scenarios. Biology students will be able to experience the miracle of birth by feeling the heartbeat of a bovine fetus while running pregnancy tests on our mama cows. Students studying geometry will be able to see how this math subject plays a vital role in construction.
Every student has their own academic needs and we have ensured that our academic programs are not “one-size-fits-all.” Traditional schooling bases students’ educational progression on a 9-month academic calendar. Triangle Cross Ranch’s home study programs progress based on a student’s retention of the material.
We allow each student to learn at their own pace to ensure that their intellectual development will always be stimulated. This helps them retain information better while also cutting down on any possibility of boredom or disruptive behavior. Our trained staff will be able to provide necessary assistance and instruction to students who find themselves struggling with lessons. Advanced students will not be held back, while those who are struggling will receive the extra assistance they need. We want all of our students to further their educational growth so that they may succeed in and out of the classroom.
“…True education enables us to love life and opens us to the fullness of life.”
–Pope Francis in an address to Italian educators, parents, and students, 2014