Families needing a boarding school near Saraland, Alabama find hope and healing for their troubled teens at Shepherds Hill Academy.
We are here for Saraland, Alabama parents who have a troubled teenager! Are you at your wits end? Are you filled with anxiety as to how to handle your out-of-control teenager? Are you getting phone calls that your son or daughter is absent from school a lot? Grades are not what they used to be? Do they have mood swings? Are they defiant toward you? Abusive? Using drugs? Cutting themselves? Are they lying? Nothing you say matters to them? Skipping curfew? Sneaking friends in and out of your house without permission? Drinking alcohol excessively?
Whatever is causing your teenager’s unacceptable behavior, you probably tried home restrictions, took their cell phone away from them, tried some individual and family counseling, sought out a friend for advice or maybe even sent them to a 15-30 day rehabilitation center. Nothing positive and sustainable helped, right? What if we told you 420 miles from Saraland, Alabama is a little place that will not only offer the healing and stability your troubled teen so desperately needs, but will heal your hurt too?
Shepherds Hill Academy (SHA), just 420 miles north and east of Saraland, located on a 185 acre campus in Martin, Georgia will offer your family proven therapeutic healing! Your teen will enter the academy troubled and in crisis on Day 1 and will depart this one-year program clear-minded and with a sense of purpose and drive to succeed!
“Trust me when I tell you–best decision we ever made! Saraland parents–you are only 420 miles from the SHA campus! Call and make an appointment to visit…checkout the 20-year success of this program! I drove 675 miles to validate that this place is the real deal! My son is on the road becoming a productive young man! SHA healed our family” – Wayne, Parent from Maryland
A Christian Outdoor Therapeutic Program and Boarding School Serving Students from Saraland, Alabama and Across America
Unprecedented Unplugged Therapeutic Residential Care at Shepherds Hill Academy
Unlike other residential therapeutic programs for troubled teens, Shepherds Hill Academy students reside in rustic cabins without electricity or running water. Teens are involved in building and maintaining their own living quarters. This allows troubled teens to gain a new skill, earn a sense of accomplishment by contributing in team building activities, and to collaborate with staff members and peers. Being without electronic devices provides the perfect unplugged opportunity for teens struggling with media addictions to discover new found interests in life. Learn more about our Outdoor Therapy Program.
Therapeutic Opportunities to Be Promoted to Take the Next Step
While students are living in the rustic cabins, and throughout their entire stay, they participate in individual, group, and family therapeutic sessions. Shepherds Hill Academy also offers Equine Relationship Therapy, where students select their own horse to work with on a weekly basis throughout the duration of their enrollment. The staff at SHA create and provide therapeutic teachable moments on a daily basis. These combine therapeutic methods have proven effective in improving the behaviors of troubled teens.
After several months of attending the many therapeutic methods Shepherds Hill Academy has to offer, students begin to grow and flourish. Their thinking becomes more clear and they find new interests to pursue in life. Many begin to excel in school and the community, and they become accountable for their actions. Once a student has proven to be trustworthy, and exhibit favorable behaviors, they are offered the opportunity to take the Next Step.
The Shepherds Hill Academy Next Step program allows students to move into a house on campus. Teens are given more privileges and freedoms to make healthy choices. This creates the perfect opportunity for a once troubled teen to earn trust to enter back into your home. Many teens excel with this chance to prove they have worked hard to become a productive and responsible member of society. Learn more about our Next Step Program.
Individualized Education Program Offering Advanced Placement and College Prep
Shepherds Hill Academy is accredited by the State of Georgia Accrediting Commission. We are also licensed by the State of Georgia Department of Human Services. Our teachers are Georgia Certified. Our classrooms are small enough so troubled teens get the attention they need to get back on track with their academics.
Our Principal has over 40 years of experience serving students in the public school system. His passion, along with our teacher’s, is to see students exceed beyond their own expectations. We assist students with their Individualized Education Program (IEP), SAT and ACT testing, and Advanced Placement.
Our classrooms, and our residential program, are gender segregated. We serve trouble teens ages 12-17 for both junior and senior high core curriculum based on the Georgia Department of Education. Many of our graduates have received academic and/or sports scholarships and enroll in 2 or 4 year prominent colleges and universities. Some have entered the military, or chosen numerous other productive career paths. Learn more about our private therapeutic boarding school.
It is our desire to help heal the entire family. Time away from Saraland, Alabama in a therapeutic environment may be the solution for your teen and family in crisis. Call us: (706) 779-5766 and visit the rest of this site to learn more.