Military programs in Oklahoma for high school dropouts: Residential school for troubled teens, life skills training for young adults, GED programs for difficult boys, girls from Tulsa, Edmond, Broken Arrow, AR, CO, KS, MO, NM, TX, FL, IL, MA, CA, NY, NJ, PA, WA, NC..
Thunderbird Youth Academy: Located in the city of Pryor, Northeastern Oklahoma, Thunderbird Youth Academy is a nationally-recognized co-ed program designed for high school dropouts ages 16-18. Our 17-month program is offered through the National Guard and the Oklahoma Military Department. Our program comprises of a 22 week (5 1/2 month) Residential Phase followed by a 12 month Post-Residential follow up program with a mentor after graduation.
Residential Program for High School Dropouts (Ages 16-18) For the first 22 weeks, enrolled youth are in residence at the Thunderbird Youth Academy campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (there are periodic weekend passes). The purpose of this phase is to instill in each Cadet a sense of self-discipline and community spirit using a variety of methods built around the programs eight core objectives which are:
- Academic Excellence - Life Coping Skills - Job Skills - Health and Hygiene - Responsible Citizenship - Service to the Community - Leadership/Followership - Physical Fitness
During the 12 month post-residential phase of the program, case managers from Thunderbird Youth Academy will be contacting the graduate and his/her mentor on a monthly basis to follow up and collect data on the continued success of the graduate.
Education Options: Thunderbird Youth Academy Cadets will earn 3 high school credits for graduating the program. These 3 credits have been assigned to the 8 core components that make up the core curriculum at TYA.
In addition, Cadets may choose to take additional high school credits through the University of Oklahoma High School Credit Program. Cadets may also choose to obtain their GED and some will have the opportunity to take and complete 6 college hours at Oklahoma State University of Technology.
Returning to High School: Graduating Cadets can return to high school after completing Thunderbird Youth Academy, although it will be at the high schools discretion whether or not to accept the graduate.
Job Training: Students who obtain their GED early have the opportunity to take up to 6 hours of classes at OSU Institute of Technology. Students can also take part in a Job-Shadowing Program, observing and participating in different career fields to gather ideas for future employment.
Mentor Program: During the Residential Phase, mentors maintain regular contact with their cadets in an effort to provide support, guidance and establish a relationship. This can be achieved by:
- E-mails - Letters - Scheduled on-site visits - Scheduled off-site visits (Mentor Passes) - 1 hour of community service performed with cadet
After graduation when the cadet is back at home the Post-Residential Phase begins. At this time, Mentors help ease the graduates transition back into their communities and help them stay on track with their life goals.
Thomas More Prep-Marian is a Catholic, Christian, co-educational, college preparatory high school for Grades 9-12 with residential (boarding) and day programs located in Hays, Ellis County, Kansas.
Our challenging and demanding curriculum with advanced placement and college prep courses allows students to develop the cognitive and critical thinking skills that are necessary in order to be successful in today’s society.
Thomas More Prep-Marian High School is an accredited institution recognized by the North Central Accreditation program and the State of Kansas.
Students from throughout the US and other countries come to TMP-Marian for various reasons including the first class Catholic education and boarding experience.
Whatever the reason you can be assured that we are dedicated to your success. Thomas More Prep-Marian provides an off-campus residential program for boarding students.
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 Oklahoma 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."
The Hockaday School in Dallas provides an outstanding college preparatory education for girls in Grades 8 through 12 (boarding) and Pre-K through 12 (day).
The boarding experience at The Hockaday School is unique and unlike any other you will find. Originally founded as a boarding school, Hockaday has kept its boarding community small and intimate within a school population that has grown to over 1,000 students.
Our staff does not serve double duty as faculty members but instead are devoted 100% to their residence jobs.
As a community of 73 boarders, we offer an incredible amount of diversity, representing numerous states and an average of 12 countries each year. On the other hand, our commitment to remain under 75 boarders allows us always to feel like a family and a close-knit community.
Situated in Oklahoma City, The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM) is a prestigious two-year residential high school (Grades 11 & 12) designed to educate academically gifted high school students in advanced mathematics and science.
OSSM was created through legislative action in 1983 and graduated its first class of 44 seniors from across the state in 1992. The school currently has 71 juniors, 63 seniors and an ultimate enrollment estimated at 300.
OSSM is located on a 32-acre campus in Oklahoma City, just south of the State capital and across from the medical and research facilities of the Oklahoma Health Center. Classes are held in Lincoln School, a renovated Oklahoma City public school, and students live in a residence hall that was completed in early 1998.
2-year Residential High School (Grades 11 & 12) Program for Academically Gifted Students:
- Bio-Medical / Human Biology Courses
- Traditional Biology
- General Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Chemical Equilibrium
- Introduction to Computer Science
- Structured Programming
- Data Structures I and II
- Data Communications and Networking
- Foreign Languages
- Fine Art
- Linear Algebra
- General Physics
- Electricity & Magnetism
Runnymede School is a Christian year-round boarding school in rural Missouri for boys (ages 9-16) having behavioral, academic and emotional problems.
Runnymede School is located on 31 acres about 30 minutes from Springfield and offers a disciplined, structured and purposeful lifestyle that strives to reform destructive behavior while teaching Godly masculinity. Runnymede focuses on daily biblical counseling and lots of hard work in basic life skills.
With only four students per class, your son will receive invaluable one on one tutoring and counsel that can be given when they sit in the house and when they walk by the way, when they lie down and when they rise up.
Again, with intensified counseling and mentoring your son will be away from home for less time, which means less cost for you.
St. Stephen's Episcopal School is an independent, Episcopal, co-educational college preparatory day and boarding school for Grades 6-12, located on a 400 acre campus in Austin TX.
We have a very active and visible boarding program for students, with 10 dormitories on campus. St. Stephen’s remarkably diverse student body comprises 671 students from more than 30 Texas cities, eight states and 13 countries, including Thailand, China, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Korea.
Local families support the boarding community through the "Adopt A Dorm" program, and all international students have host families.The residence halls are located in the center of campus, between the academic buildings and the athletic fields.
We have accreditation & memberships with the Texas Education Agency, Independent Schools Association of the Southwest, National Association of Independent Schools, and more National Association of Episcopal Schools.