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Christian Boarding School 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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About Us:

Photo of Christian Boarding School in Georgia for Troubled TeensShepherd’s Hill Academy is an alternative approach for parents and kids who have exhausted the conventional approaches to their problems. It seems fitting that Shepherd’s Hill Academy (SHA) explores alternative approaches as well.

Shepherd’s Hill Academy is a fully-accredited junior and senior high school by the Georgia Accrediting Commission and follows the curriculum of the Georgia Department of Education.

Our Staff:
Shepherd’s Hill Academy has a trained and educated staff, ranging from degrees in Christian Counseling and Christian Education to Masters of Education and Masters of Nursing. Many of our staff are graduates of Toccoa Falls Bible College and Emmanuel College in Georgia and bring strong biblical training to our programs.

In addition to Christian counseling, our wilderness program staff members are trained in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid application, Life Guard certified, Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), and Wilderness 1st Responder training. Your struggling teen will be with at least 2 dedicated Christian counselors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Shepherd's Hill Academy has a high counselor - to - student ratio, which is 1 counselor for every 5 students.

Our Mission:

Our Mission is to build intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual character into struggling teens, and their families, that they may use their integrity of character to integrate and impact today’s culture for the glory of God, and the benefit of society.

Boarding School Programs for Troubled Teens Ages 12-17:
- Wilderness Program (all negative cultural influences are removed)
- Equine Program (provides healing to teens)
- Next Step Program (middle ground between the Wilderness Program and home)
- Shepherd's Hill Academy (fully accredited, year-long junior and senior high school)

Healthy Activities include:

- sports, field trips, horses, animals, gardening, homesteading and constructions projects, devotions, accountability groups, swimming, game room, exercise room, yoga therapy, music room, and chapel.

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Address: 2200 Price Road, Martin, Franklin County, Georgia , USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2020-07-25 were from:

Covington;   Stone mtn Ga;   lawrensville;   Augusta Ga;   McDonough;   GA;   Maysville,Ga;   Acworth;   Columbus ga;   Millen;   and more.
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Courses / Programs
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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:
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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.
Darlington School
Courses / Programs
Darlington School is an accredited, college-preparatory, coeducational, day (Grades PreK-12) and boarding (Grades 9-12) school. Darlington School is located in Rome GA, just 70 miles from Atlanta, and offers a curriculum that is global in focus and personal in delivery.

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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- History
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- Information Technology & Communications
- Fine Arts
- Physical Education
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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.
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Courses / Programs
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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.
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Extra-curricular Activities:
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Prayer Mountain Boys Academy, Pike County
Courses / Programs
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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.

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- Rebellion/Anger/Defiance
- Depression
- Suicidal thoughts
- Deceitfulness/Theft
- Manipulation
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- Drug experimentation
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- Self-harm
Arthur Morgan School
Courses / Programs
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Our curriculum standards meet the North Carolina Guidelines for Independent Schools. All students attend math and language arts classes. Students also engage in in-depth, integrated studies where they gain knowledge that more traditional schools offer in social studies, history and science classes.

Our experience over the years has been that AMS students graduate fully prepared to enter a traditional high school. Moreover, as numerous alumni have confirmed, they continue to be self-motivated learners after leaving AMS.
Day & Boarding School Programs for Middle School Students in Grades 7-9:

Subjects / features include:
- Language Arts
- Math
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- Personal Growth
- Science
- Social Studies
- Art
- Soccer
- Baseball
- Basketball
- Painting
- Pottery
- Creative writing
- Remaking clothes
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- Drama
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