Malan's Peak High School


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The vision of Malan's Peak High School is to create educational experiences that empower students to become independent, caring, and successful citizens.

Mission Statement

One Team – Professionals united in building educated citizens for the future. 
One Plan – Building skills to help students to be respectful, self-reliant, service oriented, and capable individuals. 
One Goal – Graduating self-actualized individuals.




Principal Message

Malan's Peak School is proud to serve the Youth in Care Students in the Ogden School District.  Within Malan's Peak School we have many programs serving the YIC student.  There are currently two locations for Malan's Peak (Mill Creek and Weber Valley Detention).  For the 2018-19 school year Mill Creek will be starting a new apprenticeship program through and in conjunction with the Ogden Weber Technical College.  The program will be for mainly our graduated students but may have some of our students who are close to graduation as well.  The Weber Valley Detention location just opened in the late spring and early summer.  This location is where we house the Detention, Day Skills Invention, Archway, BCI, and ALTA programs for all Youth in Care students within the Ogden School District.  We also provide our Youth in Care students that are attending the traditional schools in the Ogden School District with a Check and Connect Mentor.  We currently have 4 mentors serving the students.  We are excited about the new programs and for the new school year.

Principal Ed Morris

Mill Creek Youth Center


Division of Juvenile Justices Service

Mission Statement

The mission of the Division of Juvenile Justice Service is to be the leader in the field of juvenile justice by changing young lives, supporting families and keeping communities safe.

Mill Creek Youth Center

Address: 790 W 12th St, Ogden, UT 84404        Phone: (801) 334-021


Secure Care Facilities are long-term locked confinement facilities for serious and habitual delinquent youth. These youth require 24-hour monitoring and supervision focused on rehabilitation and community protection.

  • Program Description
    • Youths are ordered to Secure Care by a Utah Juvenile Court Judge. Upon commitment, the Youth Parole Authority assumes jurisdiction. Once committed to Secure Care, youths are assessed to determine their rehabilitative needs and to reduce their risk of reoffending. This becomes the Treatment Plan that guides a youth’s progress in Secure Care. The length of stay in Secure Care and parole dates are decided by the Youth Parole Authority. Each case is reviewed on a quarterly scheduled basis. Youths placed in Secure Care are rated daily to determine individual progress on treatment goals and their behavior in the facility. To help promote success, youths are also provided with mental health, educational, recreational and medical/dental/optometry services. They also have the ability to participate in other classes and programs to enhance their individual talents, to become more employable, and to improve their independent living skills.

Weber Valley Youth Center


Division of Juvenile Justices Service

Mission Statement

The mission of the Division of Juvenile Justice Service is to be the leader in the field of juvenile justice by changing young lives, supporting families and keeping communities safe.

Weber Valley Youth Center

Address: 1305 South 700 West, Ogden, UT 84404          Phone: (801) 612-4901



  • FREE Youth and Family Program include
    • Crisis Intervention
    • Short-term residential respite care (ages 12 to 17)
    • Life Skills Groups
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Individual Counseling
    • Family Counseling
    • Connections to Community Resources
    • Urine Analysis screenings
    • Suicidal ideation screenings

BCI (Brief Community Intervention)

The Brief Community Intervention Program provides after school programming for moderate to high risk youth involved, or at risk of being involved, in Utah’s juvenile justice system.

  • Program Description
    • The goal of the program is to implement research-based approaches to decrease criminogenic risk factors, improve positive youth development and keep the community safe. Youths will attend after school and some Saturdays. The program will:
      • Teach youths skills to reduce risk on criminogenic needs that are identified in the service plan
      • Use proven skill-building strategies
      • Provide extra supervision, monitoring and accountability

DSI (Day Skills Intervention)

DSI provides responsive support to youth during the school day, includes education, evidence based groups, family support services and skills development for court-involved youth.

  • Program Description
    • The goal of Day Skills Intervention is to reduce recidivism by helping youths acquire the skills to successfully function in their homes, schools and communities. The program helps youth to:
      •  Access community resources that support a youth’s educational, vocational, and medical/treatment needs  Identify community supports and identify previous skills learned
      • Build skills to reduce criminogenic needs that are identified in the needs assessment service plan
      • Use proven skill building strategies
      • Meet educational needs including credit recovery and educational assessment.


Secured Detention is designed to provide short-term confinement of youths who pose an immediate danger to the community.

  • Program Description
    • Secured detention provides short-term confinement for delinquent youths awaiting adjudication, placement, or serving a sentence ordered by a Utah Juvenile Court Judge. JJS operates 11 separate locked detention programs throughout the state. Youths participate in school, cognitive behavioral skill building groups and recreational activities. Family involvement including phone contact and visitation is available and strongly encouraged. The Statewide Detention Admission Guidelines provides an extensive list of “Holdable Offenses.” Any of these offenses outline will admit a youth into detention. The list of guidelines can be found at: https://

ALTA (Adult Living for Transitional Achievement)

The Adult Living for Transitional Achievement Program (ALTA) provides temporary housing, reentry support services, and skills development for youth in JJS custody returning to the community following a placement in a secure facility/high risk residential placement.

  • Program Description
    • The goal of the program is to reduce recidivism by helping youths to successfully reintegrate into the community following out-of-home placement. Staff help youth to:
      • Continue therapeutic services, such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, substance use treatment, and individual therapy.
      • Identify available community resources to support the youth's educational, vocational, medical and treatment needs.
      • Practice independent living skills so the youth can successfully maintain housing, employment and successful relationships.

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Check & Connect

Check & Connect Home Page


Check & Connect is an intervention used with K-12 students who show warning signs of disengagement with school and who are at risk of dropping out. At the core of Check & Connect is a trusting relationship between the student and a caring, trained mentor who both advocates for and challenges the student to keep education salient. Students are referred to Check & Connect when they show warning signs of disengaging from school, such as poor attendance, behavioral issues, and/or low grades.

In Check & Connect, the "Check" component refers to the process where mentors systematically monitor student performance variables (e.g., absences, tardies, behavioral referrals, grades), while the "Connect" component refers to mentors providing personalized, timely interventions to help students solve problems, build skills, and enhance competence. Mentors work with caseloads of students and families for at least two years, functioning as liaisons between home and school and striving to build constructive family-school relationships.


Demonstrated outcomes with Check & Connect




OSD Check & Connect Mentors

Jeff Sagers
(385) 239-1598 


Sheila Wright
(801) 430-3564





(385) 239-1508


Community Council

Parent involvement is very important to student academic achievement. By serving on the school council, parents have the opportunity to collaborate with other parents, teachers and the principal to set and achieve school goals. Parents are rewarded with a better understanding of the educational process and have the opportunity to develop relationships with school leadership. A parent always serves as chair of the council. Parents make up the majority of the council and are often the driving force in how School LAND Trust funds are spent.

La participación de los padres es muy importante para el logro académico del estudiante. Al servir en el consejo de la escuela, los padres tienen la oportunidad de colaborar con otros padres, maestros y el director para establecer y alcanzar las metas de la escuela. Los padres son recompensados con una mejor comprensión del proceso educativo y tienen la oportunidad de desarrollar relaciones con el liderazgo escolar. Un padre siempre sirve como presidente del consejo. Los padres constituyen la mayoría del consejo y son a menudo la fuerza impulsora en cómo se gastan los fondos fiduciarios de la escuela LAND.

Rules of Order and Procedure
Parent Involvement
Funding Allocation
2019-20 Land Trust Plan
Community Council Meeting Schedule
Sep 12, 2019 1 pm Mill Creek Youth Center
Dec 9, 2019 1 pm Mill Creek Youth Center
Mar 2, 2020 1 pm Mill Creek Youth Center
Jun 1, 2020 1 pm Mill Creek Youth Center

Community Council Agenda & Minutes

September 12, 2019

Malan’s Peak High School

1:00 pm Community Council Agenda

Thursday, September 12, 2019


  1. Welcome

    The principal welcomed and thanked the participants.

  1. Land Trust Budget

    We went over the plans that were approved last year. All funds will be used for the reading teacher’s salary. 

  1. Community Council Training

    1. Watched the training videos.




  2. Open Discussion

    1. Request to maintain appropriate books.

    2. The mindfulness, the inner explorer program has been very helpful. The school is looking into a possible new program.

    3. Next meeting on December 9th. 


December 9, 2019

March 2, 2020

June 1, 2020

The Utah State Board of Education LAND Trust team considers Malan's Peak a specially designated school, due to it's unique organization and function. The Malan's Peak Community Council will be comprised of 3 school staff members and 5 State of Utah Juvenile Justice Services (JJS) staff members. The primary contact for the Malan's Peak Community Council is Ed Morris, School Administrator. (801)-334-0273 |





  Weber Human Services                   Family Counseling Service       Center for Giving Children





Bell Schedule


Class Time
Mindfulness 8:10 - 8:20
1st Period 8:20 - 9:10
2nd Period 9:15 - 10:05
3rd Period 10:10 - 11:00
Mindfulness 11:00 - 11:15
Lunch 11:20 - 11:55
4th Period 12:00 - 12:50
5th Period 12:55 - 1:45
6th Period 1:50 - 2:40
Mindfulness 2:40 - 2:50



Mill Creek Location

Phone: (801) 334-0271       Fax: (801) 625-1104


Weber Valley Location

Phone: (801) 612-4974

Malan's Peak Mavericks Logo790 West 12th Street, Ogden, UT 84404  |  (801) 334-0271