San Cristobal Ranch Academy
San Cristobal Ranch Academy [website]|
P.O. Box 1661
Taos, NM 87571
United States of America
|Description:||San Cristobal Academy is an established young adult males (17-26) drug and alcohol rehabilitation center that understands the complex nature of addiction treatment and the holistic approaches necessary for the addiction treatment of young adult men.|
Our trained and experienced drug addiction treatment staff has decades of experience in working successfully with dually diagnosed young adult men suffering from the complex set of issues surrounding dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders
|Director Name:||Dr. Linda Salvucci|
|Enroll Info:||We generally accept residents three times annually for phases beginning June 1, September 1, and January 1, but we will accept residents on a rolling basis throughout the year.|
To apply, students must:
(1) be between the ages of 18 and 25. (We will accept 17 year-olds who will turn 18 while in our care.)
(2) be willing to live in a substance free environment.
(3) be ready to take responsibility for their own lives.
(4) complete the on-line admissions questionnaire and return it to us. To review the complete admissions packet please choose one of the following:
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(5) forward all relevant psychological evaluations and school transcripts to our office (we do require test results from any psychological or psychiatric testing as well as information about hospitalization.
(6) send a $50.00 application fee with their completed admissions questionnaire.
After the application materials are submitted our admissions committee will:
(1) review the applicant's questionnaire
(2) schedule an interview with the applicant
(3) request other pertinent and available information from parents, guardians, therapists, counselors, physicians and/or professionals who have worked previously with the applicant on his particular needs
(4) interview the applicant
(5) decide whether the applicant will benefit from our program
(6) notify the applicant of their acceptance or rejection
If we are not the right place for the applicant, we will do everything possible to help him find a program that better fits his needs.
San Cristobal Ranch Academy
P.O. Box 1661
Taos, New Mexico 87571
|Student Profile:||we help 18 to 25 year-old men struggling with poor self-esteem, anger, depression, school failure and substance abuse learn to live and work in diverse environments.|
The Academic Education component of SCRA provides classroom and outdoor instruction in diverse fields, designed to expose our students to areas of possible interest. These classes are offered Monday through Friday at the ranch. Several classes are required by our curriculum, but students may also choose from elective classes covering a wide range of subjects which are meant to prepare them for the college classroom. For example, we offer classes in art, history, science, English, and photography. We expect these classes to gauge the responsibility of each student who is willing to devote to educational goals.
When students transition to Phase Two, they can attend the University of New Mexico–Taos to obtain a New Mexico High School Diploma or seek their college education. UNM–Taos is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. All students who are enrolled at UNM-Taos are attending a fully accredited University.
The Vocational Education component of the SCRA curriculum focuses on the student's ability to develop a work ethic. We offer general carpentry and woodshop classes, as well as instruction in facility maintenance and vehicle repair. We hope to instill in each student a sense of ownership and responsibility in their work and to our community.
The Life Skills component of SCRA focuses on teaching students how to operate more responsibly in daily life. Our students are taught time management, checkbook balancing, personal budget management, personal and residential cleanliness, meal preparation, physical and mental maintenance, and obtaining and retaining employment while promoting self reliance, governance, and citizenship.
|Activities:||outdoor adventure, horsemanship, arts and a variety of other opportuninities are available on campus.|
The first component of the Equine Program focuses upon the development of horsemanship skills. This component exposes students to every aspect of horsemanship, from learning the basics of daily horse care and maintenance to learning how to ride both English and Western styles. This process emphasizes relationship building, respect for self and others, and compassion for all living creatures.
The second component of the Equine Program is Equine Therapy. This component allows students to participate in individual and group equine-assisted therapy sessions which targets self-esteem, self-awareness, personal and emotional growth, and team building.
We also offer Equine Experiential Learning. In this emerging field individuals learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with horses, then discussing their feelings. Behaviors and patterns are further enhanced at our ranch with a commitment to caring for the horses on a regular basis.
Group and individual sessions that target issues of emotional growth and personal development are interwoven throughout each component of the SCRA program. The staff is committed to utilizing the student's daily experiences to help the student's process and reflect upon their growth. The advisors/mentors assist greatly in the development of this growth through their relationships with the students.
We also offer AA/NA four to five times a week to all students in an effort to help them better understand their addictions and learn new coping mechanisms. AA/NA is also provided as an opportunity for those students who want to focus on their futures in a positive and healthy way—living life without drugs and alcohol.
In addition to the services mentioned, we have the capability of working with medication needs, additional therapy, and assistance with learning disabilities
|Campus:||The San Cristobal Ranch Academy is located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains north of Taos, New Mexico. Our horse ranch is nestled high in a mountain valley, replete with towering ponderosa pine, juniper, grass, and wildflower meadows, and the peaceful flow of San Cristobal Creek. The Carson National Forest surrounds us on three sides, giving us access to vast wildlife. For further information on the forest, see www.fs.fed.us/r3/carson.|
Our view of the mesa west of San Cristobal stretches as far as the eye can see, and frames the most magnificent sunsets anywhere
Housing on the ranch consists of a beautiful log home for phase one with five roomy bedrooms, three tiled bathrooms, and a two-story great room with an overlooking loft. With its huge stone fireplace and connected kitchen, this room provide and open space for group meetings and activities. Phase two students live in cozy and rustic log cabins with kitchens and living areas. We place our third-phase students in apartments in Taos and within walking distance to central historic plaza, shopping, galleries, restaurants, and the main campus of the University of New Mexico, Taos.
To learn more about Taos, check out the Taos Guide
The San Cristobal Ranch Academy is not a boot camp or a behavior modification program. We do not subscribe to authoritarian or militaristic methods. We are a community that believes each student can develop the honesty, integrity, respect, knowledge, interpersonal, and vocational skills needed to achieve direction through a solid work ethic and a desire to always improve. We trust that an enriched environment, guided participation, and constructive mentorship will encourage our students to take responsibility and to be accountable for their own lives and relationships.
We believe individuals learn most efficiently when their daily experiences stimulate and enhance their learning processes and help them acquire lifelong living skills. Our staff encourages each student to immerse and engage himself in the active pursuit of understanding and clarifying their needs, beliefs, emotions, and expectations. We believe in journeys of self-discovery and in the subsequent development of self-confidence.
The mission of the San Cristobal Ranch Academy is to offer and create an enriched therapeutic learning environment in which young men struggling with self-esteem issues, anger, depression, school failure and substance abuse can improve their minds, bodies and spirits.
Our vision to nuture a generation of young men who love and believe in themselves and how possess the character, self-discipline, courage and attitude to become productive members of society.
|Financial Assistance:||Prep-gate loans are accepted.|
|Tuition/Costs:||Application Fee $50.00|
Interview Fee $250.00
Student Account $2,500.00
Option One: Annual Payment
$50,220.00 due upon enrollment.
*7% discount on annual tuition if paid in full by the first day of enrollment.
Option Two: Phase Payments
$18,000.00 due upon enrollment.
$18,000.00 due the first day of Phase Two, or the fifth month.
$18,000.00 due the first day of Phase Three, or the ninth month.
Option Three: Student Loan
Student loans are offered through prepGate K-12 Education Loan.
Room and Board
Individual Development Plan
Therapuetic Services (including; mentorship, groups, crisis intervention, anger management, personal growth, peer counseling, assessment and planning for additional services)
Life Skills Development
Equine Skills Development and Equine Therapy
Non-University Course Work and Computer Lab
Program Adventure Trips and Cultural Activities
Transportation to and from Ranch Activities
(Tuition does not include: State High School Diploma, College Courses, Drug Testing, Psychiatrist, Out-sourced Counseling and Therapy Services, Medical Expenses, Special Wilderness Trips, and Non-Specific Incidentals)
*All options require a $50.00 Application Fee and a $250.00 Interview Fee (In-Person or by Phone).
* All costs subject to change without notice.
*All payments are non-refundable.
Students are responsible for any and all damages to SCRA property. Repair or replacement cost will be deducted from their student account
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|Teen Help Provider Type:|
|Residential Transition 18 and Over|
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