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Arthur Morgan School:
Located in Burnsville, North Carolina, The Arthur Morgan School (AMS) is a private, alternative, day and boarding school for middle school students in Grades 7, 8 and 9.

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About AMS:

Photo of Alternative Boarding School in North CarolinaAMS provides a safe and loving environment where our students learn to question and evaluate, think creatively and work cooperatively. A low student/teacher ratio ensures individualized instruction and guidance. Students and staff honor the Quaker values of simplicity, responsibility, service, personal integrity, nonviolent conflict resolution and respect for self, others and the environment.

Community Life:
The Arthur Morgan School is a community, and in many fundamental ways the lives of everyone here—students and staff—are shared. Not only do we learn together, we cook, clean, hike, travel, build, plant and harvest together.

As in a family, we spend a lot of time working out problems and misunderstandings. Each year it takes time for the group to develop its sense of unity and direction. AMS strives to be a safe place for people to express their feelings. The group spirit that results from our endeavors is essential to the success of our community.

Outdoor Program:
AMS is located near the Blue Ridge Parkway in the beautiful South Toe River valley at the foot of the Black Mountains in North Carolina. The 105-acre campus consists mainly of woods and meadows and is largely surrounded by the Pisgah National Forest. A typical day includes a lot of walking and biking, whether between boarding homes and campus or during free time.

There is a pond on school property where students can swim, canoe and ice skate. While work on the land and long walks in the woods are a part of our daily living, there are three extended outdoor trips per academic year that prove to be some of the most memorable experiences for AMS students and staff alike. An average group size for trips is six to nine students and two or three staff.

Day & Boarding School Programs for Middle School Students in Grades 7-9:


Subjects / features include:
- Language Arts
- Math
- In-Dept Study
- Personal Growth
- Science
- Social Studies
- Art
- Soccer
- Baseball
- Basketball
- Painting
- Pottery
- Creative writing
- Remaking clothes
- Vegan cooking
- French, German, and Spanish
- Drama
- Photography
- Film and movie making

Boarding Program:
Boarding students live in four family-style homes with four or five students and two house parents. They share morning, evening and weekend meals together and work cooperatively to cook, clean and maintain the home. There are basic rules that students must follow; however, the day-to-day running of the houses is up to each individual house group, which creates its own family atmosphere.

On most weekends, housemates will do work projects together and may go on outings to do grocery shopping or to do something fun together off campus. The bonds that are made between students in a house and between students and their house parents are among the strongest and most enduring connections made at the school.

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Address: 60 AMS Circle, Burnsville, Yancey County, North Carolina , USA
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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
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:
- English
- Mathematics
- Science
- History
- World Languages
- Information Technology & Communications
- Fine Arts
- Physical Education
- Advanced Placement Courses
Trails Carolina
Courses / Programs
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina (within driving distance to Charlotte, Asheville, and Atlanta), Trails Carolina provides an individualized therapeutic wilderness program for troubled adolescents and struggling teens. Our intervention programs are designed for boys and girls ages 10-13, and 14-17.

Trails was founded on the belief that traditional wilderness therapy could better serve the long-term needs of students and their families. Our clinically proven methods work exceptionally well with ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Learning Difficulties, Low self-esteem, Substance abuse, and many other difficulties.

We are passionate and committed to creating the best, most valuable wilderness therapy program possible for students and family alike. Our incredible Trails staff has dedicated their time for the opportunity to change lives.
Individualized Therapeutic Wilderness Program:

- For troubled adolescents (ages 10-13), and struggling teens (ages 14-17)

- We provide a Therapeutic Environment: a safe, supportive, research-based therapeutic approach focused on success

- We have an underlying set of core values to help create the highest quality standards for a safe and supportive experience.
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 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
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.
Cherokee Creek Boys School
Courses / Programs
Cherokee Creek Boys School (CCBS), located in Westminster, South Carolina, is an accredited, therapeutic boarding school for boys with ADHD, anxiety issues, and other teen behavior problems. CCBS offers middle-school programs for boys aged 11-15 in a warm, positive, nurturing learning community.

At Cherokee Creek Boys School, our mission is to “challenge boys and their families to discover what is real and true about themselves and the world around them.”

Our school offers all the benefits of a small enrollment including hands-on academics, therapy, counseling, recreation and a talented staff dedicated to helping boys find their way back to a life of balance and harmony.

On average, our students are enrolled with us for 15—24 months. Students may stay through their middle-school years as needed.

Cherokee Creek Boys School is fully accredited by the Southern Associations of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Middle School Boarding Program for Troubled Teens Ages 11-15:

- Comprehensive Curriculum
- Therapeutic Services
- Environmental Studies
- SACS Accredited
- Physical education
- Health and Recreation
- Individualized Academic Plans

Personal Enrichment Activities:
- Guitar Lessons
- League Sports: Soccer and Basketball
- Foreign-Language Lessons: French and Spanish
- Community Service
- Martial Arts
The King's Academy, Knoxville
Courses / Programs
The King’s Academy (TKA) is a Christ-centered college preparatory day and boarding school. Located on 67 acres of gentle rolling foothills in East Tennessee, TKA is committed to empowering students to reach their greatest potential and equipping them for a life of service in the cause of Christ.

The King’s Academy is pleased to offer a quality education to students in Grades K4 through 12 with boarding options for Grades 7-12.

The academy's 67-acre campus is located in Seymour (13 miles from Knoxville), Sevier County, near the Great Smoky Mountains of scenic East Tennessee. The diverse student body includes representatives from an average of 17 foreign countries every year.

We offer superior academics, competitive athletics and exceptional arts programs in a nurturing Christian environment. The academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools a division of Advanced ED.
Co-Educational Day (Preschool to Grade 12) and Boarding (Grades 7-12) Programs:

- Rigorous College Preparatory Curriculum with English, math, science, social studies, foreign languages, fine arts, computer science, and wellness

Additional Courses include:
- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Preparation Courses SAT and ACT
- Afterschool Program
- English as a Second Language Program