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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 2019-02-09 were from:

Lakeland;   Jacksonville;   Largo;   Apollo beach/ Florida;   Tampa fl;   Panama City Florida;   Lighthouse Point, FL;   Miami FL;   Florida;   Lawtey, fl;   and more.
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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...
The Sagemont School
Courses / Programs
The Sagemont School in Weston, South Florida, is a private upper school offering programs to students from Grades 6 through 12.

The Sagemont school is not a traditional boarding school, and does not offer on-campus residential facilities. Instead, through our homestay program, international students stay with a local American family for the school year.

Students of our international program come from a wide range of countries, including China, South Korea, Japan, Bahamas, South America, Croatia, Germany, Scandinavia and more.

The Sagemont School has well established contacts with quality Colleges and Universities in Florida and the south east region.

The Sagemont School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) which validates our curriculum as college preparatory. Additionally, we are accredited by the Association of Independent Schools of South Florida (AISF) which identifies us as one of the premier private schools.
• Homestay Program with an American family

• Middle School Subjects include: English, Math, Science, Social Science, Writing & more..

• High School / College Preparatory curriculum focuses on the Florida Department of Education state requirements

• High School Honors Program

• Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

• ESL - English as a Second Language
Florida Prep
Courses / Programs
Situated in Melbourne FL, Florida Prep offers a premier college prep education to boys and girls in 6th - 12th grade. The school accepts day and 5/7 day boarders.

Our academic programs are based upon 21st Century Skills & Values, enhanced by exciting electives, clubs, sports and activities. Our classes are small in size and enjoy a low student-teacher ratio.

Florida Prep is just one hour from Orlando, two miles from Space Coast beaches and about 40 minutes from the Kennedy Space Center. Your child will have access to world-class entertainment and educational opportunities that students in other private boarding schools can only dream of.

Campus life at Florida Prep includes a student body comprised of approximately 200 students from 25 states and 20 foreign countries, including Europe, South America, the Caribbean, Africa, Russia, China and Korea.

An active Parent Association and faculty living on campus ensure your child will be surrounded by "a family away from home" at all times.
Co-ed College Prep:
- For students in Grades 6-12:

- Middle School Program (Grades 6-8)
- High School (Grades 9-12)
- Honors and Advanced Placement Program
- AP exams
- Dual Enrollment Program
- Optional Academic Programs: (SAT Preparation; Tutorial Math; TOEFL Preparation, ESL Tutoring)
- Optional Air Force JROTC Program
- Optional Flight Program
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
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.
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