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Diamond Ranch Academy

Hurricane, UT

CLOSURE: Diamond Ranch Academy

Nora Ashleigh Barrie | July 14, 2023

Diamond Ranch Academy Regrettably Announces Closure after 24 Years of Service

Diamond Ranch Academy (DRA), a prominent name in the field of therapeutic boarding schools, sadly announces the closure of its operations after providing dedicated services for the past 24 years. This difficult decision comes after careful consideration of numerous factors affecting the viability and sustainability of the institution.

Since its establishment in 1999, Diamond Ranch Academy has been committed to fostering a safe and supportive environment for students in need of therapeutic intervention and academic excellence. Throughout its tenure, the academy has prided itself on its highly qualified staff, comprehensive programs, and commitment to the growth and development of its students.

The decision to cease operations has been spurned by unfair treatment from the State of Utah which has consistently demonstrated its lack of concern for the safety, well-being, and treatment of youth in programs. Additionally, the Utah State Department of Health Services and CPS failed to provide due process to DRA and have made false allegations against the DRA’s assistant medical director and DRA which will be refuted in court.

We extend our deepest gratitude to our dedicated staff members, who have worked tirelessly over the years to provide the highest standard of care and education to our students. Their unwavering commitment and passion have played a pivotal role in shaping the lives of countless individuals who have passed through the doors of Diamond Ranch Academy.

Equally important, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to the parents and guardians who entrusted us with the well-being and growth of their children. Your trust and support have been invaluable, and we are truly grateful for the opportunity to have played a part in the journey of your loved ones.

As we bring our operations to a close, Diamond Ranch Academy would like to reflect on the positive impact it has made over the past two decades. The academy’s legacy will forever remain in the hearts and minds of the students, families, and professionals whose lives have been touched by our institution.

We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to everyone who has been part of Diamond Ranch Academy’s journey. Although the closure marks the end of an era, we are confident that the seeds of resilience, growth, and healing that were sown within these walls will continue to flourish in new and promising avenues.

Ricky Dias

Executive Director