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Residential Programs for Troubled Youth in Georgia

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Paul Anderson Youth Home:
At Paul Anderson Youth Home in Vidalia GA, we are highly committed to helping young men aged 16 to 21 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. Contact us today to find out what we can do for you or your loved ones.

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Education Programs:

- FULLY ACCREDITED HIGH SCHOOL

- VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM

- PRACTICAL LIFE SKILLS TRAINING

Location in Georgia:

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.

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Address: P.O. Box 525, Vidalia, Georgia 30475, USA
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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.
Shepherd's Hill Academy
Courses / Programs
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 more.

We help children struggling to cope with phobias, emotional issues, learning disabilities, physical and sexual abuse, depression, negative peer pressure, trauma, and rebellious behavior.

The unique therapeutic structure of SHA consistently provides a safe, loving and Christ-centered environment. The SHA Team provides 24/7 care and maintains a 5-1 student-to-staff ratio.

We are equipped with a completely devoted Christian staff that uses biblical principles in a loving authoritative community environment.
Therapeutic Boarding School Programs for Troubled Teens Ages 12-17:

- Shepherd's Hill Academy (fully accredited, year-long junior and senior high school)

- Wilderness Program (all negative cultural influences are removed in an unplugged environment)

- Equine Program (provides healing to teens)

- Next Step Program (the middle ground between the Wilderness Program and home)

Healthy Activities include:
- Sports, field trips, games, horses, animals, gardening, homesteading, construction projects, devotions, accountability groups, game room, exercise room, yoga therapy, swimming, music room, and chapel
Saving Youth Foundation, Mobile
Courses / Programs
Saving Youth Foundation (SYF) is a Christian boarding school in Mobile, Alabama. Run by former military men and women, we provide a safe home environment for troubled boys and girls ages 10-18 who have lost sight of a clear and positive future.

We teach kids and teens who are struggling with anger management, depression, drug abuse, eating disorders, or conditions such as ADD, ADHD, ODD (Oppositional Defiance Disorder) among others.

SYF has an 80% pass/ fail rate with fully-accredited academics. We use the Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E) in home school module. A student at SYF can receive a high school diploma. We are physically active with the kids and do things like running, marching and drills. The boys and girls facility are completely separated.

We are faith-based, designed to instill integrity, accountability, responsibility, and character while providing the teen girl or boy behavioral counseling and a quality education. In our residential and academic program, many will learn to reach for their highest potential while being given the tools and education to do so. We can accept tuition rates and low as $2,000 per month.
Boarding school for troubled boys & girls ages 10-18. We use the Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E) in home school module.

Each student’s daily schedule provides time devoted to each of these areas:
- Devotionals
- Schoolwork/Homework
- Meals
- Work/Chores
- Physical Fitness
- Personal Hygiene
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
Georgia Cumberland Academy
Courses / Programs
Georgia-Cumberland Academy (GCA) is a private Seventh-day Adventist co-educational boarding high school located in Calhoun, Gordon County in North Georgia (1 hour north of Atlanta). GCA offers an Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools high school diploma program.

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.
Co-educational Boarding High School Diploma Program (Grades 9-12)

Classes Offered:
- Mathematics
- Computer Education
- Science
- English
- Fine Arts
- Foreign Language
- Health and P.E.
- History and Social Studies
- Religion
- Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

Extra-curricular Activities:
- Athletics, Performing Arts, Mission Trips, Community Service...
Atlanta International School
Courses / Programs
Atlanta International School, nestled in the heart of Buckhead in North Atlanta, Georgia, is an educational blend of Atlanta's old tradition and the pioneering international strength of present-day Atlanta.

As the innovator of a global curriculum for future leaders, AIS offers a program of academic excellence to American and international students, beginning with four-year-old kindergarten and culminating in grade 12 with the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma.

We offer a rigorous academic program that opens eyes, minds and perspectives and advances the IB's mission to cultivate informed and inquisitive learners who are principled, compassionate and open-minded.

The IB Learner Profile is a set of clearly defined attributes that describes the whole person as a lifelong learner and forms the foundation of all three IB programs, the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma. Atlanta International School will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin, age or religion.

AIS is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and the International Baccalaureate (IB).
Co-Educational Programs from Kindergarten through Upper School:

- Kindergarten program
- Primary School program
- Middle School program
- Upper School program

- American curiculum with International Baccalaureate Diploma program

- Rigorous academic curriculum with English, modern languages, mathematics, social studies, science, drama, art, music, computer and physical education

- Arts program
- Athletics program
- After-School program
- Summer Camp