Construction is nearing completion of the infamous Green Valley Academy, which is curiously now called Waypoint Academy. The facility plans to open in March, 2013.
Residents will remember when Academy owners initially were considering a large home near the Trinity Abby in Huntsville as their campus. Neighbors objected to having troubled teens housed in their backyards. Ultimately, Academy owners removed their petition and later purchased property in another residential neighborhood on Highway 39.
A Weber County planning staffer decided the Academy fit the definition of a "school" and issued approval for the mammoth facility, rather than putting the issue on the planning commission's agenda.
Concerns over potential water shortages and other issues surfaced, and the "Protect our water" campaign ensued.
Waypoint Academy has been ramping up lately and has been advertising several job openings nationwide on such sites as www.simplyhired.com. At press time, the ad is no longer posted. However, multiple positions are still being offered here.
The name change is interesting. While we may never know the reason behind the change, there is considerable negative Internet clutter related to the Green Valley Academy, so owners may be
looking for a new beginning with Waypoint Academy.
Early on, during meetings held in 2010, Academy owners stated publicly that they would accept low risk "Forest Gump" type kids. More specifically, kids with Autism, Asperger's syndrome and similar disorders. However, their new website makes no mention of there disorders and instead touts anxiety.
WayPoint Academy provides specialized treatment for young men between the ages of 13-18 who are afflicted with various types of anxiety.
- Generalized Anxiety
East Huntsville will be welcoming their new neighbors before we know it.
- Social Phobia
- Panic Attacks
- Specific Phobia
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Depression is frequently present in individuals with severe anxiety. Thus, the criteria for admission also includes students with symptoms of depressive disorder.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder