What Does a Normal Day Look Like at Boise Girls Academy?
We believe that every interaction with teenagers in our care is a mentoring opportunity that can help them change their behaviors and motivations from the inside out.
Inviting Transformation through Spiritual and Mentoring Activities
In addition to the mentorship and coaching that takes place throughout the course of a day, our students also participate in at least one group session each week. Our students take part in group and personal Bible studies, character-building studies, journaling, and personal reflection times. We expect students to participate in all program activities. This includes chapel services (weekly), off-campus worship (2 x week), and other church-related activities (youth conventions, Christian concerts, etc.).
Structured Schedule Full of Purposeful Activities
We believe in helping our students develop a positive self-esteem and self-image. One of the ways this happens is through participation in exercise activities. Our regularly scheduled exercise activities are fun, as well as beneficial to developing healthy life-long habits.
We serve three meals a day, eaten home-style with our staff. Our meals are well-balanced and provide our students with proper nutrition. They are prepared lovingly by our staff.
Chores and other work responsibilities are part of the daily schedule. Students are also required to keep their living spaces in order – beds made and drawers and wardrobes neat and tidy. Through these responsibilities, our students contribute to a clean living environment. Students who may not have experience in certain chores will receive guidance and training as overseen by our direct-care staff.
The schedule is more relaxed on weekends. Students wake up later and have more free time and time for program-scheduled extracurriculars. We also attend church on Sundays. Outdoor activities include gardening, playing Frisbee, horseback riding, fishing, basketball, softball, and volleyball. Indoor activities include music lessons, playing board games, scrapbooking, crafts, and art. During free time, our direct-care staff remain nearby. Students make staff aware of their activities during free time.
Typical Daily Schedule
|7:00 – 7:25||Wake Up & Prep for the Day
Restroom, Showers, Sink and Vanity Rotations
Prepare for Room Check
|7:25||Line Up at Dorm Door / Uniform Check / Room Check|
|7:30||Devotion (½ time Bible reading; ½ time personal prayer)
Fridays – 1 student shares
|8:00 – 8:20||Breakfast|
|8:20 – 9:00||Chores & Restroom Break|
|9:00 – 10:00||Chapel (Mondays)
GSNCs (Tuesdays – Thursdays)
Field Trip (Fridays)
|10:00||Shift Change to School Staff|
|10:00 – 10:10||Break & Restroom|
|10:10 – 10:15||Pledge to the American Flag & Morning Prayer|
|10:15 – 11:05||School|
|11:05 – 11:10||Break & Restroom|
|11:10 – 12:10||School|
|12:10||Line Up for Lunch / Restroom / Lunch|
a. Lunch is 30 minutes, following the last person in line to be seated.
b. When time is up, the teacher will dismiss students to clean plates and line up to return to class
|12:45 – 1:00||Break & Restroom|
|1:00 – 2:50||School|
|2:50 – 3:00||Break & Restroom|
|3:00||School (Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays)
Time with Miss Amanda (Tuesdays)
|3:55 – 4:00||Straighten Desk Area, Return Resources, Line Up to Leave Class Room|
|4:00||Shift Change to Residential Staff|
|4:00 – 4:05||Return to Dorm & Change|
|4:05 – 5:00||Gym (Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays)
Siesta or Study Hall (Tuesdays, Thursdays)
|5:00 – 5:30||Dinner|
|5:30 – 6:00||Dinner Clean Up|
|5:30 – 7:00||Phone Calls (Every Other Monday)
Phone Calls (Every Other Friday)
Garden (Tuesdays, Thursdays)
|6:00 – 7:00||PSNC’s or Group|
|6:00 – 7:00||Study Hall & Free Time (Mondays)
Prayer & Chores & Study Hall & Free Time (Tuesdays)
Creative Evangelism & Study Hall & Free Time (Thursdays)
PSNC’s / Free Time (Fridays)
|9:00 – 9:50||Showers / Quiet Time / Prayer|
|9:50 – 10:00||Restroom Break & Lights Out|