Boulder Creek Students Learn in the Presidential Classroom

A therapeutic boarding school, Boulder Creek Academy helps adolescents overcome challenges related to cognitive skill development, self-regulation, and social relationships. Boulder Creek Academy is licensed by the state of Idaho as a certified special education program and aids student development through a number of unique skill-based activities, including outdoor adventures, animal care and training, and community service.

In 2013, students from the academy had the opportunity to spend a week in Washington, DC, as participants in the Presidential Classroom program. The trip allowed the students to showcase their accomplishments in both academic and social development as they completed the rigorous civic education curriculum.

A nonprofit organization, the Presidential Classroom offers a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students, facilitating insightful discussions on pertinent national and international issues. In so doing, The Presidential Classroom strives to foster skills that will allow students to become effective leaders in both the public and private sectors. Throughout the program, Boulder Creek students debated prominent policy issues with numerous legislators, including Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and several of the state’s representatives. The students also explored a number of historic landmarks while visiting the nation’s capital, including the White House and the Supreme Court.