Yellowstone Academy provides therapeutic educational programming to Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranchs residential youth, boys ages 11-18 and girls ages 12-18, as well as Day Treatment for students needing support from surrounding school districts. Yellowstone Academy offers regular education, special education, vocational classes, Title programs, and 504 services. YA operates year round on a trimester academic calendar that provides a normalized school experience for students, which includes a full school day with the option of rotating period classes.
Students are taught from standardized curriculum that meets their individualized educational treatment goals. Yellowstone Academy strives to keep class sizes to 10 student or smaller and to provide a high staff ratio. All high school courses follow accreditation standards and transitions credits back to sending districts. For students completing High School graduation requirements, they may graduate at the completion of semester from Yellowstone Academy.
Yellowstone Academy is one of the only public schools associated with Residential Treatment in the western United States that meets multiple state accreditation requirements including but not limited to Montana, Illinois, and California. Yellowstone Academy is accredited by Montana Office of Public Instruction (K-8) and by AdvancED (K-12). Yellowstone Academy is located on Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranchs scenic 410 acre ranch campus.
Residential students have a multitude of educational options with a diverse array of curriculum offered. Class offerings include core subjects in Science, Mathematics, English, Social Studies, and daily Physical Education. Electives in fine arts, practical arts, music education, health and business education are offered.