Renewal Academy is the educational component of Renewal Ranch during the residential program titled Phase I. The goal of the curriculum being taught is to equip men with a sound basis for overcoming their addictions and leading successful lives. All classes are Bible based and taught by Christians. Each class is typically 6 to 12 weeks. Four classes are taught on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and several early morning or evening classes are also scheduled. Normally residents are given a one week break every three months.