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Lakeland Grace Academy:
Conveniently situated in Polk County, Central Florida, between Tampa and Orlando along Interstate 4, Lakeland Grace Academy is a private, accredited 40-bed Christian boarding school for at-risk girls ages 12-17. We provide a 15-month Therapeutic and Academic Residential Program for girls who are struggling with problems such as low self-esteem, depression, at-risk behaviour and rebellion. Each girl’s individualized treatment focus is considered from a holistic approach. Individual and group counseling programs are available.

Therapeutic and Academic Residential Program:
- Duration: 15 months (for Girls ages 12-17) 

- Individual and Group Counseling
- Participation in Activities
- Great Campus Environment
- Qualified and Dedicated Staff Members
- Outreach Opportunities
- Christian Values

Academic Program:
Lakeland Grace Academy is accredited with N.A.C.E. (National Association of Christian Education) and recognized nationally. Our students have transferred to other high schools, colleges and universities around the nation.

Switched-On Schoolhouse (SOS) offers a vibrant mix of entertaining lessons, assignments quizzes, and fun-filled lessons designed to captivate the student’s attention and engage them in learning. With features that enhance content and functionality, this award-winning curriculum offers ease, accuracy, and quality academics.

Therapeutic Model:

Individual Therapy:
Individual therapy is provided by the primary therapist, and generally consists of approximately 60-90 minutes of therapy per week, which may take place in one session or split into two sessions.

Family Sessions:
Working together toward the progress as a family unit and the goals that each family has for their relationships with each other is what family therapy specifically focuses on.

In-house sessions with the family are at least every 8 weeks during our on-campus Parent-Day Weekend for parents who live out of state and approximately 2 – 4 weeks for parent who live in Florida.

Group Sessions:
Topics and issues are addressed according to what our student population is facing through group sessions. Group sessions are comprised of the student body, which all have the same primary therapist.

To further gain comfort and confidence, students are placed in a setting to hear other students’ life stories and see that they are struggling with issues that are very similar to the ones they are working on. Students will learn the importance of sharing within a safe and supportive culture and that their story can help and heal those that are with them.

Holistic & Biblical Approach

Each girl’s individualized treatment focus is considered from a holistic approach: mind (education & the word of God), body (nutrition & exercise), and spirit (accepting Christ & showing good fruits/living a biblical standard). A balance is created and the opportunity for a successful and joyful life is greatly enhanced when this approach is taken.

Extra-curricular Activities:

Enrichment Activities
- Music and Theater Appreciation-  
- Choir, Solo, Duet
- Ensemble Competition
- State & national level
- Human video skit, Pantomime,
- Song Writing
- Instrumental
- Oil & acrylics painting
- Dance
- Photography
- Poetry
- Competition at the state and national level
- Studio & Arts Museum Visits
- National Park Discoveries

Physical Activities
- Hiking Trails
- Canoeing
- Beaches
- Horseback Riding
- Swimming
- Rugby
- Sand Volleyball

Email: Contact Us

Address: 6754 South Carter Rd, 33813, Lakeland, Florida , USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2020-05-25 were from:

Tampa, FL;   Apollo beach/ Florida;   Gibsonton;   Miami, Fl;   Clermont;   TAMPA;   Jacksonville;   Old town fl.;   Tampa;   Land O Lakes, FL;   and more.
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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.

We welcome students from Georgia, across the United States, & students from around the world (TWAI is authorized to issue 1-20's for international students).

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.
IMG Academy, Manatee County
Courses / Programs
Situated on a state-of-the-art 450-acre campus in Bradenton, south-west Florida, IMG Academy is an accredited Pre-K–12th grade college preparatory boarding school for ages 11 and up.

IMG Academy is proud to provide a challenging and supportive academic and athletic program for student-athletes from all over the world. We have proven ourselves over the course of 30 years as a world leader in total athletic development for athletes of all ability levels.

Over half of our students come from international backgrounds. Our student-athletes experience different cultures and become friends with others from around the globe. We also offer English language instruction, TOEFL and SAT courses, as well as High School Post-Graduate studies.

We house boarding students in three areas on campus. Careful consideration is given with regards to placing your child into his or her housing environment. We always match student athletes based on gender first and age second.

Professional-quality facilities and immaculately maintained fields/surfaces are the standard on campus to ensure that there is no letdown in training - the type of environment typically only utilized by pro athletes.
Academic Programs:
- Middle School
- High School
- SAT Courses
- Advanced Placement / Honors Courses

Post-Graduate Programs:
- Intensive English Post-Graduate Year
- Post-Grad High-School Program
- Post-Grad University Program

English Language Programs:
- Intensive ESL Programs
- TOEFL Test Preparation courses
- Semi Intensive Academic English (part-time ESL program)

Sports at IMG Academy:
- Baseball; Basketball; Tennis; Football; Golf; Lacrosse; Soccer; Athletic and Personal Development
Updated: 2020-04-15
Updated: 2020-04-15
North Broward Preparatory Upper School, Broward County
Courses / Programs
The North Broward Preparatory Upper School (NBPS) is a co-educational pre-K-12 boarding and day college-preparatory, arts, and technology school in Coconut Creek, Broward County FL.

There are two programs at NBPS, one offering students the best of traditional school education, and the second for students with mild learning differences in a more personalized program.

We provide a rigorous preparation for college through academics, honor classes, AP classes, International Baccalaureate course options, enrichment programs and a technology center.

We are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Florida Council of Independent Schools.

Our idyllic location as part of the greater Miami/Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area, makes NBPS a fantastic place to live and study.

Our residential students from Grades 7-12 live on either of our two campuses in converted family homes or purpose-built accommodations which help foster peer support and a strong sense of family.
Co-educational Day & Boarding School Programs:

- Day Programs (Grades Pre-K-12)
- Boarding Programs (Grades 7-12)
- Traditional College Preparatory Program
- Lighthouse Point Academy Program for students with mild learning differences
- International Baccalaureate Program
- Advanced Placement Courses
- Performing Arts Program
- Technology Center
- Enrichment Programs
- College Guidance and Counseling
Safe Harbor Maritime Academy
Courses / Programs
Safe Harbor Maritime Academy in Jacksonville, Florida, is a Christian residential education program for struggling teenage boys, aged 14-1/2 to 17.

Safe Harbor admits boys who are fatherless, have lost one or more parents to death, and those who are experiencing behavior problems in home and at school and need an alternative home setting. Safe Harbor is open to all teenage boys, who qualify for the program, regardless of religion, race, color, creed or national origin.

Safe Harbor provides a therapeutic boarding school environment using the waterfront as an educational facility for teenage boys who are struggling.

Providing a safe, stable, structured, alternative living environment, boys live aboard their own vessel (quarters are not shared), learning seamanship and maritime skills as well as studying for a high school diploma.
Residential Maritime Education Program for struggling teen boys ages 14-17:

- Therapeutic boarding school environment
- Boys live aboard their own vessel
- High school diploma program

Subjects include:
- English
- Science
- Economics
- P.E./Health
- American Government
- Math
- Fine Arts
- History
- Constitution
- Maritime Classes
Rhodora J. Donahue Academy of Ave Maria
Courses / Programs
The Donahue Academy of Ave Maria near Naples on the west coast of Florida, is a classical day and boarding school in the Catholic tradition.

We offer a freshman through Senior high school (9th-12th grade) boarding option, in addition to our K-12 day program. Freshman and sophomore boarding students are considered for placement with a Host Family in the Town of Ave Maria. Juniors and seniors live in the Ave Maria University dormitories.

Our housing program is for college prep students with strong academic credentials and who will be completely "on Mission" with us academically and spiritually. This program is not for students struggling academically. This program is for mature and on-mission students.
Co-educational Day & Boarding Programs for Grades 9-12:

Classical Curriculum subjects include:
- History
- History and Literature
- Classical Studies
- Theology
- Mathematics
- Science
- Latin
- Art
- Spanish
- PE
- Physics...
Southeastern Military Academy, Port St. Lucie
Courses / Programs
Located in Port St. Lucie FL, Southeastern Military Academy is a specialized boarding school dedicated to helping troubled and needy boys from ages 11-17.

Southeastern Military Academy is a 12 month boarding school that utilizes military style components for the establishment of a "Doctrine of Discipline" in the lives of the struggling teens who come to the school.

The Academy provides a viable alternative to school dropouts for struggling teens needing behavioral re-direction in a military style environment.

Our Behavioral Re-Education Program is based on the concept of Physical Readiness Test, divided into three phases, red, white and blue.

In the first phase goals and treatment plan are established, the second phase is aimed at recognizing issues that brought the boys to the school while the third phase involves actively working on issues and beginning to own responsibilty for past behaviour.
Specialized boarding school for troubled and needy boys (ages 11-17)

- 12 month alternative to boot camp and military school
- Individual Treatment Plan
- Behavioral Re-Education Program, based on Physical Readiness Training Test
- Therapy and Life Skills Training
- Award winning behavioral modification and re-education program
- Visitation permitted after preliminary period of approx. 4 weeks