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Residential Programs in Georgia for Troubled Teens

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Shepherd's Hill Academy:
Located on 185 acres in Martin GA, 85 miles northeast of Atlanta, Shepherd’s Hill Academy (SHA) is a co-ed Therapeutic Christian boarding school offering gender separated programs in an outdoor residential setting for troubled teens ages 12-17. 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 much more.

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Boarding School Programs for Troubled Teens Ages 12-17:

New Creation Wilderness Program:

This is a 12–18 month residential wilderness program offered to both boys and girls, with separate facilities for each, from the ages of 12 to 17.

Equine Program:
Shepherd's Hill Academy employs certified and licensed professionals who administer the Equine Program to our troubled teens. The mission is to provide mental, physical, emotional, behavioral, and spiritual healing to individuals by harnessing the powerful connection between horses and people.

- Anger management
- Problem-solving skills
- Setting and reaching goals
- Spiritual growth and learning
- Developing communication skills
- Personal responsibility
- Mind and body coordination
- Fosters companionship and friendship
- Learning safe, natural horsemanship

Next Step Transition:

Upon transitioning to the Next Step Program, the resident moves out of the wilderness and into a home on campus with 24-hour staff supervision. They are allowed more individual freedom and chances to make “right choices.”

They also have the opportunity to gain back certain privileges they did not enjoy in the wilderness, such as TV and video games (in moderation and with supervision, of course). When counselors and staff feel the time is right, residents can earn the privilege of getting a driver’s license and/or acquire a part-time job.

Shepherd's Hill Academy:
The main objective of Shepherd's Hill Academy is to provide a fully-accredited year-round Therapeutic Christian boarding school for the students of our program.

Shepherd's Hill Academy offers transferable courses commensurate with the educational requirements of this state, based on the Quality Core Curriculum, and provides each graduate with a high school diploma. In addition, we have designed our program to meet the following objectives:

- To teach students how to learn and think analytically
- To teach decision making for a positive future
- To guide each student in career decisions appropriate to his or her gifting and abilities
- To develop the self-concept of the learner through positive educational experiences
- To give students a quality education in preparation to be productive members of society
- To meet the requirements for graduation as set forth by the State of Georgia

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Address: 2200 Price Road, Martin, Franklin County, Georgia , USA
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St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School, Chattanooga area
Courses / Programs
St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School is a private, coeducational, Episcopal, boarding and day college preparatory school serving students in Grades 6-12. We are located in Sewanee, Franklin County, southern Tennessee, just off I-24 between Nashville and Chattanooga.

St. Andrew's-Sewanee School encourages students to develop their leadership potential by taking on roles of increasing responsibility throughout their school years.

SAS prepares students for the demands of college through a rigorous academic program with college prep and AP courses focusing on critical thinking and advanced writing as well as an award winning arts program.

Boarding facilities are available for grades 9-12. All our boarding students live in gracious, homey residences with front porches and rocking chairs. Students live in renovated rooms and every student is part of a small St. Andrew’s-Sewanee family.

Learning and discovery exceed the bounds of the school day and week. St. Andrew's-Sewanee is a community bound together by respect for one another and delight in knowledge. It's a place we think you'll like to call your second home. SAS is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Day & Boarding School Programs for Boys & Girls (Grades 6-12)

- Boarding Programs for boys and girls in Grades 9-12

- Day Programs for boys and girls in Grades 6-12

- Rigorous College Preparatory Curriculum with English, history, mathematics, science, foreign languages
- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Preparation Courses SAT and ACT
- Award Winning Arts Program
- Athletics Program
- International students are welcome
Georgia Cumberland Academy
Courses / Programs
Georgia-Cumberland Academy (GCA) is a private Seventh-day Adventist co-educational boarding high school located in Calhoun, Gordon County in North Georgia (1 hour north of Atlanta). GCA offers an Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools high school diploma program.

Georgia-Cumberland Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Georgia Private School Accreditation Council.

The vision of Georgia-Cumberland Academy is to be passionately committed to intimacy with God and firmly believe in Christ's imminent return compeling each of us to share the everlasting gospel by every possible means.

The mission of Georgia-Cumberland Academy is to foster an educational environment of excellence where students, faculty and staff pursue a shared goal: to know Jesus as Savior and Friend, to love God and those He brings into our lives, to serve the church and society.
Co-educational Boarding High School Diploma Program (Grades 9-12)

Classes Offered:
- Mathematics
- Computer Education
- Science
- English
- Fine Arts
- Foreign Language
- Health and P.E.
- History and Social Studies
- Religion
- Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

Extra-curricular Activities:
- Athletics, Performing Arts, Mission Trips, Community Service...
Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI)
Courses / Programs
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.

We welcome students from Georgia, across the United States, & students from around the world (TWAI is authorized to issue 1-20's for international students).

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
For troubled teens ages 13-18

- Middle School Program
- High School Program
- Credit Recovery
- Accelerated Learning
- College Preparation/ AP Classes
- SAT/ACT Testing Center
- Anti-Bullying Program

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.
Paul Anderson Youth Home
Courses / Programs
Paul Anderson Youth Home in Vidalia GA offers stellar programs for troubled young men aged 16 to 21 in Georgia. We are a Christian residential home for troubled youth, and have been shaping men of character since 1961.

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.
- FULLY ACCREDITED HIGH SCHOOL

- VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM

- PRACTICAL LIFE SKILLS TRAINING
Florida Prep
Courses / Programs
Situated in Melbourne FL, Florida Prep offers a premier college prep education to boys and girls in 6th - 12th grade. The school accepts day and 5/7 day boarders.

Our academic programs are based upon 21st Century Skills & Values, enhanced by exciting electives, clubs, sports and activities. Our classes are small in size and enjoy a low student-teacher ratio.

Florida Prep is just one hour from Orlando, two miles from Space Coast beaches and about 40 minutes from the Kennedy Space Center. Your child will have access to world-class entertainment and educational opportunities that students in other private boarding schools can only dream of.

Campus life at Florida Prep includes a student body comprised of approximately 200 students from 25 states and 20 foreign countries, including Europe, South America, the Caribbean, Africa, Russia, China and Korea.

An active Parent Association and faculty living on campus ensure your child will be surrounded by "a family away from home" at all times.
Co-ed College Prep:
- For students in Grades 6-12:

- Middle School Program (Grades 6-8)
- High School (Grades 9-12)
- Honors and Advanced Placement Program
- AP exams
- Dual Enrollment Program
- Optional Academic Programs: (SAT Preparation; Tutorial Math; TOEFL Preparation, ESL Tutoring)
- Optional Air Force JROTC Program
- Optional Flight Program
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