SCYR founders, Ron and Ellyn Coppess, have spent their careers in public education and know the critical importance education plays in building a successful life. We understand that most of the children that come to Sunny Crest will be credit deficient, or behind in their academics, and will have a need for credit recovery and a tailored tutorial program designed just for them.

Upon acceptance to the Ranch, each boy will be given a battery of tests to assess his level of academic knowledge so that this academic progress can be closely supervised. Most Ranchers will start classes at the Ranch and earn the privilege of attending Lakewood Public Schools. Within their Sunny Crest family, ranchers will experience the structure of homework supervision and tutorial support when needed in order to advance academic skills. We will provide, through the school and at home, a complete battery of services that could include but are not limited to counseling, tutorial, E2020, learning Virtues, and learning how to work independently and with others, just to name a few.