Utah Achievement Center Therapeutic Boarding Schools for Teenaged Girls in Utah

Our Checklist for Admissions

The following are typical problems that the Sunrise staff

treat. This is not an exhaustive list, but is a brief

sample of common admissions:

  • Addictions
  • Manipulation
  • Bereavement
  • Oppositional-Defiant
  • Bi-polar issues
  • Personality Disorders
  • Family Adjustment Difficulties
  • Post Traumatic Stress and Anxiety Disorders
  • Habitual Lying
  • Relationships Problems
  • Depression and Dysthymia
  • Substance Abuse
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Peer Problems
  • Low Motivation
  • Victims of Abuse and Neglect
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Feelings of Hopelessness

    Our admissions criteria will not permit:

  • Sexual Perpetrators
  • Parents who are unwilling to participate

Utah Achievement Center insists on a selective admission policy

to maintain the positive environment we believe is necessary for

personal growth and change. Often teens with negative behavior

are unable to correct that behavior when entering residential

programs that have high enrollments. Our enrollment of no more

than 18 girls at any given time allows for individualized and

focused treatment of a variety of problems for girls 12-18 years



Hospitals have traditionally treated adolescents in an emotional

or mental health crisis. These treatment stays are approx. 9-12

month stay “individualized”, very costly to both the

insurance company and/or the adolescent’s parents, and typically

focus only on medical stability and medications. Utah Achievement

Center utilizes a different approach. We are a professional organization,

and licensed as a residential treatment center (RTC). We describe

it as a “Cost Contained Alternative Care Program.” We

are a caring, family oriented facility, priced fairly. Our length

of stay tends to be shorter than many other RTC’s, but we have

no predetermined notions about how long any given student will

be with us. Like so many things at Utah Achievement Center, length

of stay is individualized to meet the needs of each student.

Utah Achievement Center accepts payment in a variety

of ways. Parents and professionals are welcome to consult

with a representative from Utah Achievement Center about private

pay or insurance reimbursement. Please call us, and one of our

Admission Counselors will help you decide how your daughter will

best benefit from her Utah Achievement Center experience. Our

low cost is the same for each private paying client, however,

our rates for insurance companies may vary depending on our provider

status with your insurance company.