“A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.” -Anonymous
Live to Learn. Learn to Live.
Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) seeks to turn hearts and minds toward a brighter future. We challenge each student attending our teen boarding school to achieve personal excellence in academics, communication and thinking skills in order to become a self-directed, contributing member of society.
Our teachers are dedicated to providing each student with an excellent education. Educators structure learning for students based upon their specific learning needs and growth. TWAI provides a variety of teaching and learning opportunities such as: experiential learning, leadership development, career planning, field trips, technology integration, as well as additional educational activities and resources that have been integrated to support student learning.
TWAI seeks to turn hearts and minds toward a brighter future. At our teen boarding school we challenge each student to achieve personal excellence in academics, communication, and thinking skills in order to become a self-directed, contributing member of society.
- All students have the capacity to learn.
- Individual students have different learning modalities.
- High expectations are necessary for the student to reach their greatest potential.
- The products of lifelong learning, through goal setting and persistence, are satisfaction and success.
Our Goal is to Equip Each Teen With:
- Personal values based on selflessness and commitment.
- Skills in critical thinking and quality decision making.
- The accumulation of academic skills for a variety of occupational choices.
- Communication skills of the highest standards in reading, writing, and speaking.
- Basic technology skills to succeed in academics.
- An environment that instills leadership qualities through peer interactions.
- Integrity while participating in all academic and social activities.
- A strong sense of self-discipline which enables the child to act responsibly.
TWAI is accredited through Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPSA). These two accrediting bodies are two of the most reputable secondary accrediting bodies in the United States. Accreditation assures parents that their children are receiving a quality education that will be recognized across state lines and by colleges and universities across the world. Furthermore, good accrediting bodies help to ensure that the school engages the entire school staff in meeting rigorous standards and in continuous improvement. Our commitment is to help each student achieve their highest potential. The end result of a good academic program is to see the love of learning passed on to the pupils enrolled. When students find success in the classroom it changes their lives.
Most classrooms in public schools will vary in size but usually have 30-40 students. This is close to the size of our entire program population. Our typical class size ranges between 6- 12. This allows our certified teachers to individualize each student’s academic plan and to monitor and make frequent adjustments to ensure a successful academic outcome. Whereas most of our students performance was poor prior to attending our highly successful academic program, the entirety of our students find success through our individualized teaching approach. Additionally, if a student is far enough along in high school they may also have the choice to work concurrently on college courses. Past students have completed up to 20 college credits, which is close to a full year of college, during their 12 month stay.
Therapeutic boarding schools are effective in helping teens find direction and motivation. Included in our curriculum are many experiential learning opportunities such as: white-water rafting trips, mountain biking, orienteering, camping, backpacking, community service projects, outdoor projects, field trips, and many more opportunities. These types of activities are implemented to give our students a well-rounded academic experience during their stay at our successful program for teens. Everything that occurs in and out of our classroom has been specifically designed to promote and establish a pattern of success with each student.
Turning Winds Academic Institute School Components
Course requirements ensure all students, regardless of their learning abilities, are provided opportunities to demonstrate academic growth. The curriculum plan and course requirements provide a variety of techniques in which students may achieve success.
- High School Program
- College Program
- CLEP Preparation and Testing
- Curriculum, Instruction, Technology
- Professional Development of Teachers
- Student Pictures
- Student Testimonials
- Monthly Newsletter
Contact us now to learn how TWAI can help with your child’s education or call 1-800-845-1380.
Our Montana Boarding School can help your teen.