Telos is a Greek word referring to someone’s “ultimate potential.” To understand how we help others reach their potential, one should understand the Ten Pillars of Telos U. Imagine an ancient Greek building surrounded by huge white columns. Each pillar holds a load, all working together to support the structure. The Ten Pillars of Telos are the principles & practices we follow in helping our families reach their ultimate potential.
Young people enrolling at Telos U may have some of the following goals:
Transitioning from a therapeutic wilderness or other residential program
Finding a more defined passion or direction in life
Developing a deeper understanding of self and others
Desiring freedom from over-connection to digital media and entertainment
Overcoming excessive worry and self doubt
Moving beyond obstacles connected to pursuing an education
Family and friends of applicants may have observed
The student detaching from others
Self destructive thoughts and behaviors
Over-involvement in gaming, social media, or other digital activities
Reluctance to engage in social contact with family and friends
A lack of desire or skill related to pursuing life goals that lead to self-sufficiency and independence
Lifestyle choices that support depression and stagnation
Hostility or resentment toward attempts to encourage the applicant to develop more realistic or productive goals
The freedoms and responsibilities of college life can be overwhelming for young people. Telos U has developed a network of academic supports and resources designed to assist students with a variety of needs, whether that be learning differences, stress sensitivity, school related anxiety, executive function challenges, etc.
Telos U works closely with Utah Valley University, the largest University in Utah, to help students who may have struggled in other settings find success as they pursue educational goals. Additionally, Telos U partners with public and private vocational programs, community colleges, skills training courses.
Admissions Contact Name: Emery Brown