A key element of Mountain Springs Preparatory Academy is helping students develop into responsible individuals. We want our students to practice making healthy choices and balancing all aspects of their lives. We encourage our students to experience success and become powerful young people who are active and engaged in their community.
Mountain Springs’ students complete a capstone project that demonstrates their leadership, community involvement and independence. Caitlin chose a Capstone Project that supported the community event Cedar City Rocks. This event brings the community together with the purpose of spreading kindness and helping people find creativity in themselves. Caitlin painted rocks, putting them in the community for people to find.
Bryson’s Capstone Project involved him leading a school wide group providing tools to internalize the therapeutic work students completed in wilderness and previous residential treatment. To prepare for this group, Bryson returned to his residential treatment program to interview students and therapists.
Mountain Springs’ students are involved in their community. Sophie volunteers at an emergency shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence. She recently helped with their “Dine Out For Shelter” event. Kelsi volunteers at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Ethan volunteers at a veterinary clinic, and Bryson helps coach a youth soccer team.
Mountains Springs’ students gain independence earning and budgeting their own money. Toma has a job at Culver’s and was recently promoted! Maeve has been working at a local Kroger grocery store and will be transferring to a store near her home when she graduates from MSPA. Tess is working at McDonald’s, Kelsi is a barista, Caitlin recently got a job at Dairy Queen….and the list goes on!
College Classes and Extracurricular Activities
Mountain Springs’ students can take college classes at Southern Utah University which proves to be a highlight for many. Other students participate in extracurricular sports at local high schools. Max is practicing with the wrestling team at a local high school, while Wayne plays on the hockey team. Matt is the star running back on the Cedar High School freshman football team. And let’s not forget our co-ed softball team that just won the city championship!