Looking for a boarding school near Lakeland, Florida for a troubled teen? Would you consider one in Georgia instead?
Is your family in crisis due to the struggles you face with your teen? Has this crisis led you to consider a therapeutic boarding school or another residential care option? Are you unable to find viable options in Lakeland, Florida?
Shepherds Hill Academy has been serving families from Florida for nearly twenty years. Our Christ-centered therapeutic approach has helped families find the hope and healing they need. Though we are located in Georgia, parents from cities similar to Lakeland, Florida have found our services efficient in transforming the lives of their teen.
The Benefits of a School in Georgia
We understand the possible hesitancy of placement outside of Lakeland, Florida. We would like to encourage you to consider Shepherds Hill Academy as a viable option. We have served families from all across America since 2001. Our school is located 90 miles northeast of Atlanta and is settled in the perfect location at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. When considering our school, consider the following benefits:
- Out-of-state residential care can provide space between your child and his/her peers. Your child’s peers may be a prevalent factor in your child becoming a troubled teen. He/she may have been heavily involved in a particular gang or other dangerous peer group. Placement in a different state can prevent your teen’s peers from attempting contact.
- Shepherds Hill Academy is unashamed in its Christ-centered focus. When looking for a Christian therapeutic boarding school, one factor many parents should consider is the state’s governing policies for that school. In our experience, there are states actively preventing faith-based programs from having a Christian focus. Fortunately, the state of Georgia leaves the religious focus solely to the school’s discretion. We are free to serve parents that are seeking a Christ-centered focus without any hindrance from state governing policies.
- Another benefit to selecting Northeast Georgia is our school is located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. When you begin your family visits, our campus location provides easy access to dozens of national parks full of breathtaking trails for you to explore. In addition, we are not removed from society. This means theme parks, malls, and other city attractions are also close by.
Shepherds Hill Academy believes in a genuine holistic approach to healing. This means we intentionally incorporate therapeutic activities into virtually every aspect of your child’s life. Whether through our outdoor therapeutic program, our small classroom environment, our individualized therapeutic care, your teen will have a safe therapeutic environment for the duration of his/her journey at our residential program.
Shepherds Hill Academy provides a unique hybrid program. We have effectively leveraged our outdoor therapy by keeping the wilderness sites close to the main campus. One challenge parents face when choosing a therapeutic boarding school is many outdoor therapy programs are in extreme remote locations. Our school ideally has the residential wilderness areas closer to campus. This provides our students with only a short walking distance to school. Through this hybrid, neither safety or education are sacrificed for the unique benefits of outdoor therapy.
Much like their education in Lakeland, Florida your teen will attend a fully accredited academy. This means all transcripts will transfer directly to our school upon enrollment. Our education department will provide your teen with exactly what he/she needs to meet virtually any academic goal. Because of our small classroom sizes and highly qualified teachers, many teens get a second chance at education. Due to our unique environment and dedicated staff, we are able to help your teen overcome virtually any educational obstacle they may face. In many cases, if a teen is behind in school, we work to help them refocus their attention on their academic goals and help them graduate on time.
We have served families from virtually every state in America. If you are unable to find a combined, viable educational and therapeutic option for your teen’s placement in Lakeland, Florida, Shepherds Hill Academy located in Martin, Georgia is a practical solution. Since 2001, we have successfully provided hope and healing through our unique therapeutic boarding school for families with struggling teens from Florida and all along the East Coast. Call us today at: (706) 779-5766