We know it’s no fun to have no fun. And teens have a lot of energy.

We constantly seek out new activities that meet the needs and interests of our students and their growing skills and confidence. Some of the programs we have as electives, classroom activities, and extracurriculars include:

Outdoor Learning Experiences

Students explore the beauty of Sonoma County through monthly field trip opportunities that also help them to build resiliency, develop positive peer relationships through shared adventure, recognize the calming and healing aspects of physical activity, and learn more about their community.


Our electives are designed to support group connection as well as build a sense of self and develop individual career and technical skills. Students can earn Serv-Safe certificates and explore potential career fields in Culinary Arts, develop musical and artistic forms of self and group expression in Music/Art Appreciation or learn how to utilize different tools to develop emotional and physical health in Health and Wellness. All electives also take part in field trips specific to the course that help students further explore community resources and opportunities for personal and professional development.

Concurrent Enrollment

Students who have made progress in achieving their academic and behavior goals and are actively moving towards stepping down to a less restrictive environment are encouraged to take a course at the Santa Rosa Junior College for concurrent enrollment credit. This program allows students who are ready both academically and emotionally to practice their skills in a more challenging and rigorous environment while still utilizing the extensive wrap-around resources of Journey Academy. For each course passed, students earn both college and high-school credits and prepare for a successful transition to a post-graduation path.

Community Partnerships

Connecting to the community is essential for practicing skills and building opportunities We partner with multiple community organizations each year to help students explore college and junior college options, develop workability skills, connect with career internship programs, learn about financial health and sustainability, find community resources for volunteer opportunities or personal support and develop the skills needed as an independent adult.