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Familylight sm holds Moonridge Academy in high regard and expects to review in more detail soon. We hope to have that on the web by summer '09, perhaps sooner if we get a response to our questionnaire soon; perhaps later if we do not.
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Moonridge is an intensive Residential Treatment Center for "tweener" girls, with a ranch emphasis. It is situated in a large mansion type building, blending with nature around it, which in this case is desert or near-desert. It is capable of working with girls with fairly significant emotional and psychological problems. The girls participate heavily in the equestrian program, which is operated separately for the Moonridge girls on the nearby campus of Kolob Canyon Residential Treatment Center.
When our consultant, Tom Croke, visited Moonridge, he found a tightly knit group of younger girls truly enthusiastic about being part of Moonridge, and actively pressing for more girls to be referred. They clearly were not prompted on this by Moonridge or CERTS management, but expressing honest enthusiasm for their surroundings as well as desiring further companionship.
We do not feel that his brief review does justice to the quality of Moonridge. We plan to re-visit this with greater detail in the near future.
While you wait for us to present a more complete review, please look around this website. Look at our Guidelines -- a fairly comprehensive statement of what we believe quality is all about. If you come to a search and planning process with limited experience, this is an opportunity for you to find some principles to measure schools and programs against.
Keep coming back to see the updates. Look at "What's New" (Announcements). In spring of 2009 we expect to have returns from schools, programs, and related organizations published, giving deeper insight into these than has ever been available on the web before.
Feedback is invited. We will publish feedback in good taste. Email FamilyLightResponse@yahoo.com
Disclaimer: No program review, no matter how positive, is a blanket endorsement. No criticism is a blanket condemnation. When we express our level of confidence in a school or program, that is our subjective opinion with which others might reasonably disagree. When we assert something as fact, we have done our best to be accurate, but we cannot guarantee that all of our information is accurate and up to date. When we address compliance with our guidelines, you need to remember that these are only OUR guidelines -- not guidelines from an official source. We have also set the bar very high, and do not expect any school or program to be in total compliance. It is not appropriate to draw a conclusion of impropriety (or even failure to live up to conventional wisdom) from our lack of confidence in a school or program or from less than perfect conformity to our guidelines. Some will say we expect too much. Readers are responsible for verifying accuracy of information supplied here prior to acting upon it. We are not responsible for inaccuracies.
Last updated 3-1-09
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