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Gateway Military Academy:
Located in Holmes County in northern Florida, Gateway Military Academy is a Christian military school for troubled boys ages 11-17 from all over the U.S.. We offer a life-changing residential boarding school program that builds self-esteem, respect and leadership along with top academics.

It is designed to have a huge impact on a difficult teenage boy who is struggling or perhaps has gotten into trouble with the law or has given up on school. Gateway is part of Teen Challenge, a prestigious national program for troubled teens.

Quality Programs for Troubled Teen Boys:

Gateway features all of the elements that will have the most positive life-long impact on boys in the shortest possible time, administered by loving mentors and peers who encourage them to success.

The military academy, accredited school, working ranch and farm, counseling and mentoring, competitive team sports, spiritual emphasis and our hands-on outreach to the community and missions trips to 3rd world countries all combine to make young men all they can be, and more.

Gateway is made up of caring, concerned staff, whose purpose in life is to help a self-destructing teenage boy do a turnaround and begin looking at life differently. Boys are given a new purpose, a new drive, and a new passion to be a better person and to serve others.

Academic Programs for Troubled Boys Ages 11-17:

- Middle school (Grades 6-8)
- High School (Grades 9-12)
- G.E.D. (High School Equivalency Exam) study program
- ACT Testing for College Placement

Our Goal:
We are a residential boarding school working on life transformation in students 11-17 years of age.

Our primary goal is to help cadets grow in their Christian faith through Bible study, retreats, and mission trip opportunities. But more importantly, cadets are encouraged to challenge and encourage each other to live out their faith in everything they do and say.

Cadets pray for one another and challenge each other through positive peer pressure to walk in the righteousness of God which is demonstrated through the Godly character traits such as purity, honesty, and generosity.

We will introduce your son, age 11-17, to the peace and happiness that comes from a relationship with Christ. Our twice-weekly chapels are hallmarked by contemporary worship and prayer. Our evenings are occupied with character growth studies and group Bible discussions. Our staff are always available for a spiritual discussion and interject biblical themes into everything we do.

Parent Testimonials:

"We had tried everything we could think of for our troubled son — tough love, Christian counseling, traditional church activities, and homeschooling.  But all were to no avail. 

The military school format of Gateway taught John self-control, physical work and teamwork, leadership skills and integrity.  John received love, discipline, forgiveness, and persistent mentoring from dedicated staff members. Gateway Military School is a God-send for our broken family…restoring our relationship with our son.  It is a place of hope, a place of love, and a place of renewal."

- Jessica (parent)

"Gateway Military School was the best decision we have made in our entire life.  Our son’s life was saved from destruction on this earth and for eternity. The education at Gateway was the finest he could have gotten anywhere.  He became a self-disciplined student with motivated study habits and finished with a 3.9 GPA. He now has the desire and compassion to serve in his community and church, as well as tutoring and mentoring younger kids."
- David and Joy (parents)

Email: Contact Us

Address: 1213 Hope Lane, Bonifay, Holmes County, Florida , USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2018-07-23 were from:

Lehigh acres FL;   Vince, Fl.;   Tampa;   HOMESTEAD;   Miami ,fl;   Miami FL;   Milwaukee Wisconsin;   Pensacola;   Bel Air, Maryland;   Orlando;   and more.
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THINK Global School
Courses / Programs
• With our headquarters in New York City, THINK Global School is the world’s first global, traveling high school! There is no other school like TGS on the planet.

• Designed for 10-12th Grade / 14-18 year old students from Florida, the U.S. and around the globe, our school year consists of 3 terms, each held in a different country. Our students have the unique opportunity to delve into the history and culture of these fantastic international locations.

• Authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program, our mission is to provide a challenging academic experience for multinational students in a multicultural learning environment, with a specific focus on engaging with the culture in each of our host cities.

• During the academic year 2017-18, we are in Botswana, India, Japan and Spain, while in previous years we have been situated in Australia, Sweden, Canada, China, Germany, Argentina, and the U.S. among others.

• TGS students are competitively selected from all corners of the globe and all walks of life. Together they are a miniature UN, representing more than 20 different countries of citizenship and a diverse range of experiences, talents and interests.

• THINK Global School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges.

Expert Review:
"The collective energy that the students at TGS possess is remarkable. Somehow, the more places they go and things they do, the more energy they have!… It is such an inspiration!"
- TGS Residential Advisor
International Traveling High School Program for Students in Grades 10-12:

• Pre-IB Program (Grade 10)

• International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program (Grades 11-12)

• Taught in small classes by experienced & dedicated teachers

• All subjects are inspired by the location & designed to combine learning with a wealth of cultural experiences.

• Rich program of curriculum-linked field research, guest lectures, and workshops in each city

• Classroom instruction is student-driven, with emphasis on investigative inquiry and deliberative dialogue
The Bolles School, Jacksonville
Courses / Programs
The Bolles School is a private, college preparatory school with an international reputation for excellence. Located in Jacksonville in Duval County FL, the school enrolls more than 1,700 boarding and day students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 on four campuses, Ponte Vedra, Whitehurst, Bartram and San Jose.

The Bolles School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Our students learn the importance of self-discipline, respect, personal responsibility and compassion.

The School preserves the tradition of excellence in preparing students for college and life, while providing a comprehensive breadth of learning opportunities and experiences.

For our boarding students, Bolles is a second home. With boarders in Grades 7-12 from more than 25 countries, the program offers diversity and a sense of family that enhances the Bolles experience. Shuttle buses transport boarding students to their respective campuses for school and other activities.

For students in Grades 7-9, the boarding program includes structured study time, room inspection and daily academic counseling. This prepares them for more independent living in Grades 10-12.
Co-educational Day & Boarding School Programs:

- Day Programs from Kindergarten through 12th Grade
- Boarding Programs for in 7th to 12th Grade
- Lower School
- Middle School
- Upper School
- Advanced Placement Courses
- English as a Second Language

- College Preparatory Curriculum with subjects including math, science, English, Spanish, French, German, Latin and other languages, social studies, history, fine and performing arts, physical education

- International students welcome
The Sagemont School
Courses / Programs
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

• Middle School Subjects include: English, Math, Science, Social Science, Writing & more..

• High School / College Preparatory curriculum focuses on the Florida Department of Education state requirements

• High School Honors Program

• Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

• ESL - English as a Second Language
Lakeland Grace Academy
Courses / Programs
Conveniently situated in Polk County FL between Tampa and Orlando along Interstate 4, Lakeland Grace Academy is a private, accredited 40-bed Christian boarding school for at-risk girls ages 12-17.

Registered with the State of Florida and a member of the Florida Association of Christian Child Caring Agencies (FACCCA), we provide a 15-month wellness program to girls who are struggling with problems such as low self-esteem, depression, at-risk behavior and rebellion.

Our student residences are located in a 10,000 square foot home-like facility on acreage nestled in a middle class community in Lakeland FL.

Lakeland Grace Academy provides focused and individualized academic attention for the girls in its care. The focus is on improved study skills, which gives a competitive advantage in college.
Therapeutic and Academic Residential Program:

- Duration: 15 months (for Girls ages 12-17)

Features include:
- Individual and Group Counseling
- Academic Education
- Participation in Activities
- Great Campus Environment
- Qualified and Dedicated Staff Members
- Outreach Opportunities
- Christian Values
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
Prayer Mountain Boys Academy, Pike County
Courses / Programs
Located in Pike County GA, 50 miles south of Atlanta, Prayer Mountain Boys Academy is a year-round, 15-month faith-based program for struggling / at-risk teen boys ages 13-17.

Our Christian boarding school is specifically designed to help teen boys who are struggling with anger, defiance, minor substance abuse, and other destructive choices.

Our Christian boarding school for boys feels like a home. The beautiful 36-acre campus gives boys a peaceful and spacious setting in which to make lasting life change.

Our committed staff understand the situations facing these young men, many from personal experience, and they love the boys like family. We help them to grow in their relationships with themselves and with each other and, in time, to heal broken relationships with their parents and families.
15-month Christ-centered Boarding Program for at-risk individuals (ages 13-17)

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