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THE GATEWAY TO YOUR FUTURE

This page is a resource for those already enrolled in the program. If you are interested in applying for the GAP Year at SOAR please click here or contact us at 828-456-3435.

1) START HERE:

READ THIS! GAP Year at SOAR Parent Handbook
This document has just about everything you need to know! It includes:

  • Parent Checklist
  • Contact Information
  • Policies, Procedures & Systems
  • Gear Lists & Packing Help
  • Travel Information
  • & Much more.

2) SUBMIT REQUIRED PAPERWORK:

Once you have been accepted, you will receive a confirmation email from our Registrar with the required steps to create a ParentsWeb account and complete your Enrollment Packet. Once you have begun your Enrollment Packet you can access it by logging in to ParentsWeb here.

3) SCHEDULE TRAVEL AND ARRIVAL:

Contact Eagle View Ranch directly at 307-455-3084 to schedule your arrival time and inbrief period.

What is an inbrief? This is a time where you will meet face to face with the GAP Year Instructors to discuss strengths, goals for the program, and to set expectations for the program. This time is critical to ensuring everyone is on the same page and working toward the same goals. During this time, we will also discuss medication and any other specifics necessary.

4) SUBMIT FINAL PAYMENT:

Final payment is due prior to the start of the program. All payments can be made through your ParentsWeb account in RenWeb. Read more about our Financial Policies here.

Tuition may be tax deductible. Although we are not a therapeutic program, we do address special needs education, and as such may be considered a medical expense tax deduction.  Tax rules allow medical deductions for “diagnosis, cure, mitigation, or treatment…primarily to alleviate or prevent a physical or mental defect or illness” (IRS publication 502). Contact your health care provider and tax professional for more information on whether or not this deduction is appropriate for you.


PROGRAM CALENDAR

Fall  (14 Weeks)

Phase 1:  Students arrive, compile self-awareness data (Strengthsquest and Learning Styles Inventories), develop routine, trip planning/preparations for expedition 1 begin Regional Adventures to Yellowstone/Tetons
Phase 2: First Expedition
Phase 3: Residential living, volunteer at chosen option, college course one day a week at Central Wyoming College, Community involvement, trip planning/preparation for second expedition
Phase 4: Second Expedition
Phase 5: Residential living, service projects/volunteer, college course one day a week at Central Wyoming College, plan/prepare for final expedition
Phase 6: Final expedition
Phase 7: Final Living component, Preparation for winter break

Spring (17 Weeks)

Phase 1: Students arrive, review self awareness data, develop routine, begin Regional Adventures, trip planning/preparations for first expedition
Phase 2: First Expedition
Phase 3: Residential living, volunteer at chosen option, college course one day a week at Central Wyoming College, Community involvement, trip planning/preparations for second expedition, begin preparation for post gap year
Phase 4: Second Expedition (International Trip to Costa Rica or Belize)
Phase 5: Residential living, volunteer at chosen option, college course one day a week at Central Wyoming College, Community involvement, trip planning/preparations for final expedition, continue preparation for post gap year
Phase 6: Final Expedition
Phase 7: Final Living component, Finalize post gap year preparation