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Friday, December 21, 2012

Green Valley Academy changes name to Waypoint Academy

Nationwide job search ongoing

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  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 
  • Social Phobia
  • Panic Attacks
  • Agoraphobia
  • Specific Phobia
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Depression is frequently present in individuals with severe anxiety. Thus, the criteria for admission also includes students with symptoms of depressive disorder.
East Huntsville will be welcoming their new neighbors before we know it.


Pat McCracken said...

Congrats to Waypoint academy! have created a beautiful campus! We are excited for all that you will accomplish...By the way Ogden Valley Forum..."mammoth facility"...rolls eyes.(looks like this forum continues to distort the truth, and mislead people..some things never change.

Ogden Valley said...

Pat, you are McCracken us up. From our entire post you criticize the words "mammoth facility?"

The Green Valley folks have been trying to discredit messengers such as this forum for years by distorting the truth.

It is a 36 bed facility in a residential area. Can you tell us of a larger facility in Ogden Valley?

Didn't think so.

Jon Prescott said...

Imagine if the Green Valley folks would have approached their "mammoth" development like the new Powder Mountain owners. Minimal impact on the land while being upfront and trying to work with the town folk. It's all about the almighty dollar.