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Welcome to the home of the Knights!

Opened in July 1995, Woodward Academy is a 144 bed residential foster care facility for male youth (adjudicated delinquent or child in need of assistance CINA) between the ages of 12 - 18. Woodward Academy offers three different programs ranging from 90 days to 18 months.
Mission Statement and Core Values
The mission of Woodward Academy is to provide a safe and structured environment in which our students can learn, develop and apply skills that will provide positive direction for their futures.

The core values we employ in pursuit of this mission are reflected in "what we do around here." Around here we:

* Treat others with dignity and respect;
* Embrace diverse ideas;
* Encourage personal growth;
* Encourage laughter in the workplace;
* Work as a team.

"We make Knights all day!"

From I-80/I-35 you want to take the Hwy. 141 exit and it also says Grimes/Urbandale. Stay on Hwy. 141 until you come to the Woodward exit and then you will go through the town of Woodward. Once you reach the outskirts of Woodward you will see a big blue sign that says Woodward Resource Center (formerly known as Woodward State Hospital School) and we are located on their grounds. (We are not owned or operated by the state, we rent building space from them.) So once you see the big blue sign you will be driving in on a boulevard and you want to go straight through the first two stop signs. After the second stop sign you want to take the first road on your left, which is Orchard Road. Then you will come to another stop sign and you take a right. We are located at the end of the building and the building is called Linden Court. Look for our sign out front and the blue awning that is above our door. Please come in the door on the left where the blue awning is and the offices are located in the basement.

Visitors since July 6, 2001 49192

Leading the way in the race of life.
Need to make a student referral? Contact our Director of Admissions, Judy Seals at the e-mail link here.
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