June 23, 2006
Spring Creek Lodge
Academy Withdraws From World Wide Association of Specialty Programs
Spring Creek Lodge Academy, a
specialty boarding school in Thompson Falls, Mont., (SCLA) today
announced its withdrawal from the World Wide Association of
Specialty Programs and Schools (WWASPS).
Thompson Falls, MT (PRWEB via
PR Web Direct) June 23,
2006 -- Spring Creek Lodge Academy, a specialty boarding school in
Thompson Falls, Mont., (SCLA) today announced its withdrawal from
the World Wide Association of Specialty Programs and Schools (WWASPS).
Chaffin Pullan, Assistant Director of SCLA, referred to the school’s
association with WWASPS as “a positive relationship that initially
provided us with a very supportive network.” However, Pullan
explained that SCLA has evolved into a unique and independent
program. He does not foresee any significant changes in the school’s
day-to-day operations as a result of the split.
“Since our vision has gradually changed and SCLA already looks so
different from other WWASPS schools, the next logical step is to
acknowledge those differences and move on,” said Pullan.
Pullan noted that WWASPS had received significant media scrutiny
over the years, which has not helped SCLA’s reputation. However, he
affirmed that this was not the primary reason for leaving the
organization. “It’s a question of what we are now able to provide
our students and families on our own as opposed to what we’ve done
in the past with WWASPS’s help,” says Pullan.
WWASPS is an affiliation of (now) four specialty boarding schools
located in the United States and Jamaica. It is headquartered in St.
NOTE: though this article claims
WWASP is affiliated with only four specialty boarding schools, as of May 2006, it
is believed that WWASP aka WWASPS or Premier Educational Systems has
affiliations with the following:
Academy of Ivy
Ridge, NY (Recently withdrew their affiliation with WWASPS)
Camas Ranch, MT
Springs Academy, SC
Programs, UT (Cross Creek Center and Cross Creek Manor
Help My Teen,
UT (Adolescent Services Adolescent Placement) Promotes and
markets these programs.
Family Services, UT (Promotes and markets these programs).
Academy, IA (Brian Viafanua, formerly the Director of Paradise
Cove as shown on Primetime, is the current Director here).
Hope, Costa Rica
Christian Academy (Borders FL, AL, MS)
Academy, LA (Borders TX)
Academy, CO (It is believed that Randall Hinton - who admitted
using pepper spray on teens - is employed at this facility).
Lodge, MT (withdrawing their affiliation with WWASP)
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