Are You in Bear, Delaware Looking for a Place for Your Troubled Teen?
A Solution to Your Troubled Teen
Is your family struggling to manage a troubled teen? Has your son or daughter been having difficulty in school? Are they rebellious? Perhaps they are exhibiting behavioral disorders with signs of rage, anger, or depression. The answer to your family’s pain could be located in Northeast Georgia!
Located in the small town of Martin, just 2 hours northeast of Atlanta, is Shepherds Hill Academy (SHA). We are an outdoor wilderness therapeutic boarding school with an on-campus accredited academy. We realize the distance between Delaware and Georgia seems daunting, but this may be just what your teen needs to separate from the pressures of their peers and to find a place to heal.
What is Shepherds Hill Academy?
Shepherds Hill Academy is a unique hybrid of outdoor wilderness therapy, residential life and an accredited boarding school. We are also unapologetically Christ-centered. Although every child’s journey and situation is different, we have found that true and lasting change comes from a relationship with Jesus Christ. Although your teen is in no way required or forced to hold Christian beliefs, our staff will strive to help your teen grow and develop in moral character.
Shepherds Hill Academy combines various types of therapy. We work one-on-one with your teen in mentorship and accountability programs, as well as counseling. Your teen will participate in equine therapy, which is held on our campus. Family coaching and counseling is also available to provide you, as the family member(s), with valuable information and insight to further the growth and healing of your teen and family.
Our Program includes several phases including:
- Boarding School – Accredited On-Campus Junior & Senior High School with Advanced Placement
- Outdoor Wilderness Phase – Removal of Digital Technology Outside of Classroom
- Next Step Residential Phase – Necessary Steps to Continue Personal Growth Upon Exit of SHA
Accredited Boarding School
Upon entering Shepherds Hill Academy your teen will be enrolled in our Boarding School. Our Boarding School is a fully accredited junior and senior high school, staffed by Georgia certified faculty and staff. As many troubled teens struggle and fall behind in school, our staff is trained to work hard to assist your child in reaching their full academic potential (despite past failures). Our daily curriculum also includes SAT and ACT test prep, in order to prepare your teen for a bright future ahead. Your teen will be enrolled in our academy during their full stay at SHA as they work towards their high school diploma.
The Outdoor Wilderness Phase
Each student will begin their time at Shepherds Hill Academy by being placed into our outdoor therapeutic environment (the Wilderness Phase). This phase of our program is designed to separate your child from modern conveniences in order for them to be able to think about the deeper issues of their life. It is with separation from cell phones and social media that your teen will be challenged to work as a team and develop a strong work ethic in order to assist the group in daily living.
The Residential Phase
After spending time in our rustic outdoor environment, your teen may be eligible to join our Next Step residential program. This program is specifically designed to help your teen transition back into society. Your teen will receive invitation to this portion of our program after exhibiting responsibility for their actions and decisions, and proving themselves to have taken ownership of their development and personal growth.
Take the Next Steps
Although we are not located in Bear, Delaware, we do have students who come to our school from all over the country. We hope to have the honor of serving your family as well. The distance, and the time away from home is an effective opportunity to bring healing to your entire family. Call us at: (706) 779-5766 or visit the rest of this site to learn more.