Alpine has made an enormous positive difference in our daughter's life and the lives of many others. She was deeply depressed and a danger to herself on arrival; today she is a maturing young woman who understands herself, recognizes her behavioral triggers and is prepared for both personal and academic success. Therapists, teachers, house parents, administrators, psychiatrist form a thoughtful and sensitive educational and therapeutic team. Our daughter has learned how to control her behavior and her strong emotions. School closely engages us at every stage. Academic program outstanding and has been reshaped as needed to meet our daughter's specific needs. Opportunities for educational travel and service learning have been an unexpected additional benefit. Our entire family has benefited enormously from the program and from our school district's willingness to accept this school as an IEP placement. Also noteworthy is the school's responsiveness on the few occasions when we've had problems or concerns about specific issues effecting our daughter.