Welcome To Mingus Mountain Academy
Mingus Mountain Academy is a Joint Commission accredited residential treatment center for emotionally and behaviorally at-risk adolescent girls. Founded in 1985, the Academy is located on a 120-acre campus surrounded by National Forest, 25 minutes from the town of Prescott Valley, Arizona. Our ability to motivate the girls toward a positive, healthy future is a large factor in our success. To this end, our program combines a positive peer culture, caring staff, careful medical treatment, individualized psychotherapy and education, and numerous activities including our unique equestrian program. The peer culture uses the power of positive peer influence to address behavioral problems. Because many of the students who come to us have experienced significant trauma, our treatment team is specially trained to address these issues within our safe, structured, and nurturing environment. An emphasis on family therapy fosters successful reunification with families. Two therapeutic group homes give students the opportunity to re-enter society, living in nearby communities and getting parttime jobs if they wish, while continuing their treatment and education on campus.

Equestrian Program
Arizona's finest quarter horses are bred, foaled, trained and cared for at Mingus Mountain Academy. Students receive classroom and riding training...
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Mountain Lions Club
The Mountain Lions Club strengthens the normative culture goals by identifying and honoring student leaders. Mountain Lions serve as role models...
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Physical Fitness
Personal and group growth is experienced through mountain biking, volleyball, swimming, softball, hiking and running clubs...
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Extra-Curricular Activities
High atop Mingus Mountain is the 20-acre Mingus Outpost. A pleasant three-hour horse ride on our trails, the Outpost is also vehicle-accessible.
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