Shepherd’s Hill Academy (SHA) is an unapologetically nonprofit Christian organization and therapeutic program and private school for struggling teens. But what does this mean for your teen, your family, and your healing process?
The Mission of Shepherd’s Hill Academy
Shepherd’s Hill Academy exists to bring hope and healing to teens and families in crisis. Our program offers healing and hope in a variety of ways. Some of the ways we assist families include:
- Evidence-based Therapeutic Methods
- Mentorship Opportunities
- Family Networking and Training
- Accredited Academic Environment
- Proven Wilderness Component
Shepherd’s Hill Academy abides and operates by Georgia state and federal HIPAA standards for Therapeutic Boarding School operations.
Biblical Perspective in Therapy
Clinical Director, Kevin R. Kurtz, LPC, CCC, CAMS-ll, explains the Therapeutic Methods of Shepherd’s Hill Academy this way:
“First and foremost, treatment is developed on an individual basis. We meet your teen where they are upon coming to SHA and begin work from that perspective. Secondly, we use therapeutic practices which come from biblical principles and evidence-based methods which are standard in the counseling field. Our desire is for lives to be changed. Your teen chooses whether God is a part of that.”
When your student is enrolled at Shepherd’s Hill Academy they will be involved in a variety of therapeutic programs including:
- Individual Therapy
- Family Sessions for the Adolescent
- Group Therapy
- Equine Therapy
At SHA we incorporate Empirically-based treatments which are selected based on the individual’s needs.
Biblical Perspective in Residential Care
When your child arrives at Shepherd’s Hill Academy you can be sure that your child will be well-cared-for, safe, and that their struggles will be handled with the utmost care. Residential counselors and staff exemplify a biblical perspective in their daily interactions with students by exhibiting morality, integrity, truth and consistency.
A student does not need to be a Christian, or person of a particular faith, in order to be accepted, enroll, or succeed at Shepherd’s Hill Academy. While our program is founded and based on Christian principals, we believe that Christianity is a personal choice. Your child will never be forced to accept a religion as their own during their time at Shepherd’s Hill Academy. However, they will be exposed to devotions, chapel and other events with Christian principles.
Biblical Perspective in Education
At Shepherd’s Hill Academy we believe in the success of your child. We not only want to see them succeed in the healing process at Shepherds Hill, but also wish to prepare them and enable them to have a successful future. At Shepherd’s Hill Academy, education is an important element that contributes to the overall success of your teen.
In addition to a class on the Bible, Shepherd’s Hill Academy offers rigorous courses in English, Mathematics, History, Science, Spanish and the Arts. Your teen will be both challenged and mentored by dedicated teachers and staff who are invested in their success.
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