Single Gender Hybrid
Discovery Ranch’s single gender hybrid model has a very simple definition but is much more complex to operate than either the single gender or pure coed programs.
The dictionary defines a hybrid as “a combination of two or more different things, aimed at achieving a particular objective or goal.”
In our single gender hybrid program, male and female students are housed in entirely separate buildings. The boys and girls programs run completely independent of each other residentially, therapeutically, academically, and recreationally.
Co-ed interaction occurs only under supervision and only after the student has demonstrated a therapeutic readiness through level advancement and trust. These students have proven to their therapists they are ready to step toward normalcy with appropriate social interactions that are structured and supervised.
Understandably, single gender hybrid programs are much more difficult to administer. However, we know that the benefit to the student is tremendous. As students progress and are ready therapeutically they have the opportunity to establish healthy relationships with the opposite gender. We feel the responsibility for the students to learn this concept lies with us not just ignoring it and passing it on to another program or setting. These issues need to be addressed in the most safe and clinically intensive environment possible. Our single gender hybrid model meets those needs.
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