Triangle Cross Ranch Long-Term Residency Program and Education

The program at Triangle Cross Ranch (866-471-6695) was originally intended as a long-term, 18 month residential program that has proven to have the highest success rate in helping struggling teens overcome negative behavior. We customize both a therapeutic program and an academic curriculum based on the particular needs of each student, allowing our staff to devote the necessary care and attention to your child. Triangle Cross Ranch Catholic Residential Therapeutic Boarding School Program offers a “home school” course that functions in correspondence with accredited educational institutions such as Seton Hall or Our Lady of the Rosary, from which your child can earn a high school diploma. This alternative style of education is ideal for teenagers that have learning disabilities, a history of disruptive classroom behavior, or are simply academic “underachievers.”longterm

A large majority of at-risk teens are highly intelligent and use sophisticated means to manipulate the system, often inventing unimaginable methods of subversion that enable them to conceal their prohibited activities. In an environment stripped bare of all distractions, most of our students channel their intellectual abilities towards their studies, motivated by a desire to complete our high school curriculum and return home. We find that over the 18 month period of our long-term residency program many of our students develop autodidactic abilities (self-instruction) that are essential in their pursuit of higher education. One of the at-risk teens that attended our home school program had severe dyslexia and labored rigorously every time he sat down to read. Ironically, and to the amazement of both his parents and former teachers, this student graduated from our program and went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Montana, claiming that he “learned how to learn” at MTC Youth Ranch.

Contrary to traditional scholastics that base the progression of education off of a 9 month academic calendar, the students in the home school program at Triangle Cross  Ranch Catholic Residential Therapeutic Boarding School Program progress according to their retention of the material. The benefit of this curriculum is that the advanced student will not be restrained by the abilities of his classmates, which often lead to boredom and disruptive behavior; he will be able to begin new courses that will continue to stimulate his intellectual development. The struggling student, on the other hand, will receive extra assistance and instruction by our experience staff; they will work one-on-one with the student and offer tutorials to help further his educational growth.

Triangle Cross Ranch Catholic Residential Therapeutic Boarding School Long-Term Program

In addition to our home school curriculum, Triangle Cross Ranch also offers vocational/technical (vo-tech) training that will expose the at-risk teen to alternative professions such as welding and metallurgy, mechanical technology, carpentry, animal husbandry, equine training, and horticulture. The skills your child will develop in our vo-tech training programs can potentially lead them into lucrative careers that will give them a sense of both enjoyment and fulfillment.

At Triangle Cross Ranch (866-471-6695) a transformation in the troubled teen occurs, and with nothing to hide behind, the real person emerges. With God’s help, we can build from that foundation. Instead of manipulating, the at-risk youth learns to take responsibility for their actions, to set achievable goals, and to make good decisions. Young men learn to stay organized under adverse conditions, that they can live with a minimum of things, changing their mental credo from “I need everything” to “I don’t need anything.” Furthermore, living closely with nature teaches detachment, survival instincts, to deal with fears, to trust in God, to use imagination, and make use of problem solving skills. Through the troubled teen outdoor adventure, students bond with and learn to work with horses, border collies, cattle, and other companions in work. At-risk teens learn that they are not helpless in the face of adversity, but have control over their actions and reactions.

The Long-Term Program At Our Residential Ranch For Troubled Boys Provides Balance

If you want your son to appreciate and not take for granted what has been provided for him by you, then our Youth Ranch is the place to help him grow in appreciation and thanksgiving for all that he has received in his life. Young men that engage in our program leave here with a deeper respect for authority, self-discipline, and a new work ethic that will help them be successful in holding down a job or going to college.