Copper Canyon Academy is located on 29 acres of beautiful land surrounded by giant cottonwood trees in Rimrock, Arizona. Our campus features three beautiful dormitories, state-of-the-art classrooms, a modern dining and kitchen facility, a community building, an equestrian area, a multi-purpose exercise building, a sand volleyball court, and a soccer/softball field. For a closer look at our campus, take a virtual tour.What types of students does your therapeutic boarding school serve?
Copper Canyon Academy is designed to assist young women 11 to 17 years of age who have been struggling with issues such as drug/alcohol use, depression, anxiety, defiance, isolation, anger management, and low self-esteem. We are also approved to accept international students. For more detailed information visit our Student Profile page.How much will tuition cost?
Because we offer comprehensive and highly individualized services, costs associated with enrolling in Copper Canyon Academy depend upon a number of personal factors, including anticipated length of stay and the nature and severity of the issues the adolescent is struggling to overcome. Our intake advisors will be happy to work with you to develop a detailed financial picture based upon your family’s unique needs.Does your girls’ boarding school accept insurance or provide financing options?
Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. If you’re interested in determining if you would qualify for a private loan, we work with independent loan organizations. Loans can cover tuition, enrollment fees, and miscellaneous expenses including transportation to and from the boarding school. For more information visit our Tuition & Financial Assistance page.Is your therapeutic boarding school accredited?
Yes. Copper Canyon Academy is accredited by CARF, the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA), and North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.How long will my daughter need to remain at Copper Canyon?
The average stay at Copper Canyon Academy is 10 to 12 months. We recommend parents plan on having their child enrolled long enough to achieve program graduation. It has taken a lifetime for the issues she is facing to get to this point and we do not believe there is an overnight quick fix.How will your school meet my daughter’s academic needs?
We are proud to offer a fully accredited college prep academic program that is taught by Arizona Certified Teachers and/or Master Level instructors. Copper Canyon Academy’s academic program is designed to maximize each student’s academic potential, rekindle her love of learning, and take advantage of our unique credit recovery program. For detailed information visit our Academics page.What types of therapeutic/clinical support will my daughter receive?
Therapeutic support at Copper Canyon Academy includes individual, group, and family therapy; dialectical behavior therapy, EMDR, 12-Step meetings, parent and family workshops, equine therapy and more. To learn more, visit our Therapy page.What is a typical day like for a student at your girls’ boarding school?
Days at Copper Canyon Academy are highly structured and filled with a range of academic, therapeutic, recreational, and motivational activities. For a detailed look at a day in the life of a CCA student visit our Daily Life page.How much involvement will I have in my daughter’s experience at your school?
Your involvement is absolutely essential to your daughter’s success. Parents and approved family members are able to write to the student the first day after enrollment. Parents are also involved in weekly phone communication with their daughter’s therapist.
As your daughter progresses through the Stages of Change, family counseling by phone and visits begin with the therapist’s approval. All visits on campus are combined with a family therapy session. During the course of enrollment parents are invited to participate in two parent workshops and two family workshops.
Copper Canyon parents are able to receive pictures of their daughter and monthly performance/therapeutic updates through an online program called Parent Checkin.How do you prepare students (and families) for life after graduation?
An important component of treatment at Copper Canyon is preparing your daughter to make a healthy and productive return home. We will work with you and your daughter to design home living agreements and develop a comprehensive aftercare plan, and we will schedule longer home visits to prepare you all for a successful post-CCA future.Can my daughter receive mail during her stay at Copper Canyon Academy?
Yes. We encourage you to write to your daughter on a regular basis. We do not censor any of the mail coming in or going out. All mail leaving the facility from your daughter is sent to you and all mail coming in must come from you. We encourage you to screen any mail from other people, and we strongly recommend you do not forward mail to or from peers until the final stages of treatment. All packages must be pre-approved by a residential supervisor before they are sent to a student.Can my daughter talk on the phone during her stay at Copper Canyon Academy?
Yes. During the first week of enrollment your daughter’s therapist will contact you to schedule regular phone calls. You will speak with her therapist each week regarding all aspects of your daughter’s therapy, health, attitude, and progress.Can I visit my daughter?
Yes. All visits are approved and structured by your daughter’s therapist.Will my daughter have spending money?
Each student is given a monthly student allowance. She uses this money to buy personal necessities and to pay for special activities. We encourage you not to send her additional money. One of the skills the students learn is budgeting. Keeping and balancing her checkbook is an important part of the program, and we want her to learn to be fiscally responsible. If there is a special need or situation where additional money would be required you will be contacted by CCA staff.Does your boarding school enforce a dress code?
Yes. To maintain a healthy and productive environment, Copper Canyon Academy enforces a dress code. Inappropriate clothing or items will be mailed home to parents.