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Prayer Mountain Boys Academy, Pike County:
Situated in Meansville, Pike County GA (50 miles south of Atlanta), Prayer Mountain Boys Academy is a year-round, faith-based program for adolescent boys struggling with anger, defiance, minor substance abuse, and other destructive choices. The 15-month program enrolls boys ages 13-17 who have life-controlling issues or have gotten off track in life.

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Christ-centered Boarding Program for Struggling Teen Boys (ages 13-17)
Duration: 15 months. Students who enter our program exhibit issues and behaviors such as:

- Low self-esteem
- Rebellion/Anger/Defiance
- Depression
- Suicidal thoughts
- Deceitfulness/Theft
- Manipulation
- Promiscuity/Gender confusion
- Drug experimentation
- Alcohol or prescription drug abuse
- Self-harm

Quality Curriculum:
Prayer Mountain Boys Academy utilizes the Ignitia, the newest learning management system from Alpha Omega Publications. Built exclusively for Christian schools, this comprehensive curriculum includes lessons in five core subject areas: language arts, math, science, history and Bible, with a diverse list of electives also available.

Ignitia courses are not only rigorous and interactive, but provide instruction based on a Christian worldview, encouraging students to consider challenging questions from a biblical perspective. 

Courses include text-based lessons, assignments, quizzes, and tests that engage students while they learn. Optional external web links, interactive learning games, audio and video clips, and off-computer assignments help students develop the skills necessary for academic success in a media-rich environment.

Spiritual Direction and Growth:
Our staff are all committed believers in Jesus Christ who model positive choices and the Christian life for the young men, providing mentorship and strong role models. Boys attend chapel services on campus, where they receive Biblical teaching on practical issues.

Positive Environment:
Positive Peer culture means an environment where making right choices is accepted and encouraged. Boys who have been “following the wrong crowd” into destructive behaviors instead find themselves pushed by their peers toward responsibility, integrity and growth.

Family Restoration:
We desire to see families healed and restored. We invite parents to visit with their son on campus once each month. These family days give families time to restore relationships within the supportive environment on campus. Parents also have the opportunity to spend time with other parents and with our staff and to receive Godly counsel.

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Address: 736 US Highway 19, Meansville, Atlanta, Georgia 30256, USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2020-10-13 were from:

Loganville, GA;   Lithonia;   Jonesboro;   Charlotte nc;   Lithonia, GA;   Canton GA;   Morrow;   Edison;   Covington, GA;   Taylors, SC;   and more.
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Located in northwestern Montana, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is an accredited, family-run, therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens (boys and girls) ages 13-18 from North Carolina and across the United States.

In our beautiful, peaceful, and safe location, we combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC).

TWAI has been serving struggling teens and their families since 2002, with an exceptional degree of success.

We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students, and offer help for the following presenting issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders among others.

With a passion for helping young people in crisis, our clinical, educational, and operations staff are among the best in the country.

We are a small program (40 students) which means that we are able to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.

Typically our on site student to staff ratio is 5:1. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.

Parent Testimonial:
"We feel reassured that our son Chad is in good hands being guided onto the right track...We are really beginning to get our son back again! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Therapeutic Boarding School
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- High School Program
- Credit Recovery
- Accelerated Learning
- College Preparation/ AP Classes
- SAT/ACT Testing Center
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We also provide a GED program, and college courses.

We create a customized program for each student that requires a minimum of 3 months. However, best results for lasting success are realized through 6+ months of treatment.

TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.
Shepherd's Hill Academy
Courses / Programs
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SHA's programs are tailored for teens struggling with a variety of negative behaviors including: ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), anger management, anxiety disorders, Bipolar disorder, behavioral disorders, and more.

We help children struggling to cope with phobias, emotional issues, learning disabilities, physical and sexual abuse, depression, negative peer pressure, trauma, and rebellious behavior.

The unique therapeutic structure of SHA consistently provides a safe, loving and Christ-centered environment. The SHA Team provides 24/7 care and maintains a 5-1 student-to-staff ratio.

We are equipped with a completely devoted Christian staff that uses biblical principles in a loving authoritative community environment.
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- Shepherd's Hill Academy (fully accredited, year-long junior and senior high school)

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- Equine Program (provides healing to teens)

- Next Step Program (the middle ground between the Wilderness Program and home)

Healthy Activities include:
- Sports, field trips, games, horses, animals, gardening, homesteading, construction projects, devotions, accountability groups, game room, exercise room, yoga therapy, swimming, music room, and chapel
Updated: 2021-04-27
Updated: 2021-04-27
Darlington School
Courses / Programs
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At Darlington, we do more than prepare our students for college. We prepare them for life by emphasizing the pursuit of individual excellence in a diverse learning environment. Our students are the center of all that we do. Together, we challenge them to learn with passion, act with integrity, and serve with respect.

Darlington School is dually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Southern Association of Independent Schools.
Co-ed Day & Boarding School Programs:

- Day Programs (Pre-K-12th Grade)
- Boarding Programs (Grades 9-12)

Subjects include:
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- Mathematics
- Science
- History
- World Languages
- Information Technology & Communications
- Fine Arts
- Physical Education
- Advanced Placement Courses
Paul Anderson Youth Home
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We are highly committed to helping young men transform their lives for the better through a Christ-centered approach.

We offer programs that involve drug abuse treatment, practical life skills training, vocational training and transition programs for PAYH graduates.

Our service plans are tailored to meet each young man’s specific needs at the physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual levels.

Vidalia GA, with a population of over 10,000 people, is a city located approximately 90 miles west of Savannah and lies primarily in Toombs County while extending very slightly into Montgomery County.

Contact us today to find out what we can do for you or your loved ones.
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The Sagemont School
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The Sagemont School in Weston, South Florida, is a private upper school offering programs to students from Grades 6 through 12.

The Sagemont school is not a traditional boarding school, and does not offer on-campus residential facilities. Instead, through our homestay program, international students stay with a local American family for the school year.

Students of our international program come from a wide range of countries, including China, South Korea, Japan, Bahamas, South America, Croatia, Germany, Scandinavia and more.

The Sagemont School has well established contacts with quality Colleges and Universities in Florida and the south east region.

The Sagemont School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) which validates our curriculum as college preparatory. Additionally, we are accredited by the Association of Independent Schools of South Florida (AISF) which identifies us as one of the premier private schools.
• Homestay Program with an American family

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• High School Honors Program

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Atlanta International School
Courses / Programs
Atlanta International School, nestled in the heart of Buckhead in North Atlanta, Georgia, is an educational blend of Atlanta's old tradition and the pioneering international strength of present-day Atlanta.

As the innovator of a global curriculum for future leaders, AIS offers a program of academic excellence to American and international students, beginning with four-year-old kindergarten and culminating in grade 12 with the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma.

We offer a rigorous academic program that opens eyes, minds and perspectives and advances the IB's mission to cultivate informed and inquisitive learners who are principled, compassionate and open-minded.

The IB Learner Profile is a set of clearly defined attributes that describes the whole person as a lifelong learner and forms the foundation of all three IB programs, the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma. Atlanta International School will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin, age or religion.

AIS is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and the International Baccalaureate (IB).
Co-Educational Programs from Kindergarten through Upper School:

- Kindergarten program
- Primary School program
- Middle School program
- Upper School program

- American curiculum with International Baccalaureate Diploma program

- Rigorous academic curriculum with English, modern languages, mathematics, social studies, science, drama, art, music, computer and physical education

- Arts program
- Athletics program
- After-School program
- Summer Camp