Education Done Differently
We realize that the traditional 9-month academic school system may not fit the needs of your child. Rigid traditional classroom settings and timelines of learning won’t carry the same effectiveness between each individual. Everyone learns at a different pace, and it would be unfair to expect every child to either keep up with a curriculum, or not feel trapped if they are progressing at a quicker rate than their peers. In his current school system is your teen:
- Struggling to keep up with their current curriculum
- Struggling with boredom in the classroom
- Distracted and disruptive towards others
- Generally underachieving
Whether they’re having difficulties keeping up, or their boredom in the classroom setting is reinforcing their poor behavior, it’s the pressure to be enough in that environment to push your already unstable son into a deeper negative space.
If you’ve chosen to send your teen to our long term residential program, your son’s educational experience will be individualized. We understand that progression within any academic program is different for everyone, and we’ll work to facilitate a functional curriculum to meet their distinct. For each boy to continue and progress within our educational programs, they will have to show that they’re retaining the concepts being taught. The confidence that comes with understanding will be a good indication he’s ready to move onto new courses.
Many of the at-risk youth that come into our care are highly intelligent and use any means they can to manipulate the system they’re in. In a school setting void of any distractions, our students are able to channel that once negative energy into something positive and productive. If your son has been underachieving—either because of boredom, inability to stay engaged, or generally displaying disruptive behavior—our program is meant to discover the underlying problem, whatever it may be. Our staff will give one-on-one attention to those teens that need extra assistance, and more time to retain the knowledge. They’ll also be there to stimulate those who may be bored with a slow a a will never be restrained by the abilities of his classmates. If your son is advancing quickly, he will have the chance to begin new courses. The disruptive behavior that often comes from the boredom a more advanced boy feels will no be on issue, as his intellectual development will be stimulated.
Here at Triangle Cross Ranch, we believe in giving the teens in our care the chance to learn skills that will further their careers when they leave us. That’s why we provide a vocational and technical (vo-tech) training that teaches your at-risk teens many different trade skills including:
- Agricultural Technology
- Animal Husbandry
This elective learning, is meant to strengthen the body, educate the mind, and elevate the soul. The skills developed in the vocational training program can help them as they journey into adulthood and give them a chance at lucrative careers.
We believe that the each teen’s transformation begins with being able to see the “bigger picture”, that’s why we practice experiential learning. At Triangle Cross Ranch, we give the boys hands-on projects that will challenge them to not only learn useful life skills, but immerse themselves fully in the educational aspect of what they’re doing. Through connecting what they’re learning with a real life experience, we find it’s not only easier for each boy to retain information, but actually enjoy those teachings.
We’re thankful to be in the position to help give your teens these experiences, providing them with life lessons, and vocational activities that promote their critical and analytic thinking. Whether they choose to find a job within the wheelhouse of the vocational skills we teach or choose another route, we want each boy to leave with the organizational and problem solving skills that will help them succeed in whatever path they take. Living in a rancher’s environment, close to nature, gives them the chance to clean the slate and do the work. They’ll overcome their fears, simplify their needs, learn self-sufficiency, and appreciate all of God’s creations.
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Triangle Cross Ranch Catholic Boys Home utilizes a cowboy experience, and simple living as a means to heal your troubled teen. We’re here to heal the wounded youth and instill in them Christ-like morals and strength. If you are frightened by your son’s behavior and spiritual hardships, call us today for more information on our long-term programs. We have faith that we can help him realign his life in a positive way.