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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 2019-02-11 were from:

Lithoia, Georgia;   lawrensville;   Riverdale ga;   Hartwell Ga;   LOCUST GROVE;   Atlanta;   Millen;   JONESBORO GEORGIA;   Jonesboro,ga;   Blackshear Ga;   and more.
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