The mission of McCrossan Boys Ranch School in Sioux Falls, in partnership with families and the community, is to provide high-quality education in a safe, positive environment that maximizes the potential of all students, thereby encouraging lifelong learning and developing productive citizens. McCrossan School strives to complement their partner, McCrossan Boys Ranch, in the success of providing “New Hope for a Better Life”.
McCrossan Boys Ranch School in Sioux Falls is accredited through the South Dakota State Department of Education, coordinated by Teachwell Solutions, and is dedicated to providing an equal opportunity education to the residential students of McCrossan Boys Ranch. In addition to providing students a comprehensive education, the school also offers students the opportunity to recover credits through Edgenuity. This program has allowed many students to recover credits that they have missed and graduate on time with their peers.
Students at McCrossan Boys Ranch have had the ability to go on incentive trips for good behavior reports during the month. These trips are done each and every month and are typically activities like arcade trips, bowling, fishing and museums. The school not only goes on monthly trips but it brings in volunteer speakers to come and share life experiences with the students. People of all professions have taken the time to come out and talk with the boys throughout the year and it is greatly appreciated and enjoyed.
In compliance with the National School Lunch Program, McCrossan Boys Ranch in Sioux Falls provides healthy meals, nutrition education and physical activity to all of its clients. The Ranch provides clients with three well-balanced meals per day, as well as a nutritious after school snack. Our clients are educated on good eating habits, proper nutrition and physical activity.
Wellness Policy Triennial Assessment Report
Federal regulations require local education agencies (LEA’s) participating in the National School Lunch Program to complete an assessment of their local school wellness policy at least once every three years and make the results available to the public. The McCrossan Boys Ranch Wellness Policy Triennial Assessment Report can be found here.
The Ranch offers daily, planned time for recreation after school and on weekends using the gymnasium, fitness room, weight room and recreation room located on Ranch. Clients may participate in extra-curricular based programs which promote physical activity, such as YMCA basketball, McCrossan Wrangler Cross County or Track and Field. A physical education course is also offered for credit through the Ranch school. If you have any questions, or an interest in our wellness program, please feel free to contact us at 605-339-1203. The Wellness policy can be found under the Admission Application section on our website.
For more information on how to promote physical activity to children, click on the links below for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and Shape Up America. These organizations are not affiliated with McCrossan Boys Ranch, and therefore do not endorse services, products, advertising, or viewpoints that may be expressed on our website.
CDC Verb - Materials for Adults
CDC Verb - Active Families Brochure
CDC Verb - American Indian Active Families Brochure
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CDC Verb - Asian American Active Families Brochure
Shape Up America!
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