An Alternative School for Out-of-Control Teens
On 500 acres of open ranch land, Resolution Ranch Academy in Cameron, Texas is an alternative school for boys who are not handling school well. It is a place where boys age 13-17 can unplug from the noise of the modern world. Nature has a way of bringing us down to earth and rekindling meaningful introspection. Outdoor activities like fishing on the lake, hiking the trails, and horseback riding, help students reconnect with the world and the people in it.
Resolution Ranch has an enrollment of approximately 32 students, with a 25 full-time staff. Boys benefit from seven of our staff members on his team—our licensed therapists, equine therapists, direct care workers, teachers, childcare administrators, and counselors work together to provide 24/7 supervision and support. This consistent interaction encourages camaraderie among students and staff, helping them achieve honest communication and meaningful progress.
Founded in 2004, by former NFL player Scott McGarrahan, Resolution Ranch Academy is an alternative boarding school that helps teenage boys struggling with behavioral issues. Boys get back on track toward a brighter future. For an average of six to nine months, students experience a positive, nurturing environment focused on guiding personal growth through responsibility, gratitude and open communication.
Resolution Ranch clinical therapists are specialists in treating boys who are headed for trouble. To help foster trust and collaboration between each boy and his therapist, our approach focuses on open, honest communication in a supportive and nurturing setting. During your son’s stay here, his day will be structured around multiple types of therapeutic services, including: Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, and Family Therapy.
Resolution Ranch offers an alternative for your boy — a nurturing environment where teenage boys can find unconditional support, and guidance. If your child is suffering from behavior issues, life-controlling issues, depression or is making choices that cause harm to himself or others, we are here to help.
We Work with Boys Who are Experiencing:
- Oppositional defiant disorders (ODD)
- Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD and ADHD)
- Mild Autism Spectrum
- Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
- Poor choices or life-controlling issues
- Entitlement issues
- Lack of respect
- Hostility towards family or authority
- Skipping school
- Lack of motivation
- Low self-esteem, withdrawal
- Falling with the wrong crowd
- Unmanageable behavior
- Online or video game disorders
During downtime and weekends, students kick back and play all kinds of sports, work out in our Strength and Conditioning center, fish, hike, ride horses, and take off-site trips.
Resolution Ranch is accredited through SACS, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, which uses an Index of Education Quality to measure overall performance based on a comprehensive set of indicators and evaluative criteria. The overall and domain scores range from 100-400. Resolution Ranch is proud to have attained an Overall Score Average of 325.00—well above the average Overall Score of 282.79—and a Leadership Capacity Score of 340.00.
We are also accredited by AdvancED, the largest community of education professionals in the world. A non-profit, non-partisan organization, it conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of Pre K-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. Their expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in school accreditation.
Students attend school for a minimum of 20 hours per week with an extra five hours of instruction available as needed. Your son’s curriculum is tailored to his grade level and customized to address any issues (such as ADHD, problems with authority, depression, etc.), that may be hindering his academic progress. To ensure students get the individualized attention they need, our classes are offered in a small setting. All our courses are fully transferrable to any public, private or boarding school in the U.S., so students won’t fall behind.
Spiritual, Character-Building, and Self-Esteem Building
Helping others, embracing responsibility, and communicating are all important components to the Resolution Ranch program. We believe being good to others is essential to building character and self-worth. We enroll boys and instill in each of them responsibility for himself and for helping someone besides himself, he learns the value of humility, gratitude, and compassion.
Twice a week, your son will participate in two Life Space Interviews with his Direct Care Worker. These mentoring sessions are a way for us discuss and assess anything your son may be feeling or going through, both personally and within the community. Life Space Interview reports are written after every interview and sent to the therapist. Your child’s Direct Care Worker and Therapist are constantly working together to keep informed of his progress.
READY TO GIVE YOUR TROUBLED BOY AN ALTERNATIVE FOR EDUCATION?
If you would like to learn more about Resolution Ranch Academy, CALL US TODAY AT (254)718-3364.
We provide solutions to families dealing with troubled teens. For more information on our residential teen center or to enroll your child in our treatment program, please contact the knowledgeable staff at Resolution Ranch.