Looking for help for your Sarasota teen?
Are you the parent of a troubled or struggling teen? Do you reside in the Sarasota, Florida area? Our top-rated therapeutic boarding school accepts applications for students from Sarasota and other cities within the state of Florida! Let me introduce you to Shepherds Hill Academy (SHA).
Although we are not located in Florida, Shepherds Hill Academy has served students from the southeast including states like Georgia and Florida for decades. Shepherds Hill is located in Martin, Georgia, just two hours northeast of Atlanta. We realize there is a distance between Sarasota and Martin, but these miles apart may be just what your child needs to finally heal.
Is your child frequently misbehaving? Are they getting in trouble at school or engaging in risky behavior? Perhaps you have noticed an attitude change as your child exhibits anger, rage, depression, or emotional instability. At Shepherds Hill Academy we have developed a full residential care facility to help your troubled teen.
Shepherds Hill Academy is both a residential outdoor therapeutic boarding school and an accredited academy.
You can rest assured knowing that your child is being cared for and taught by some of the most qualified teachers and staff in the area. In fact, we’ve helped hundreds of teens from across the country. Families, just like yours, are experiencing real change and healing.
Shepherds Hill Academy is also unashamedly Christ-centered. At SHA we believe that true and lasting change comes from a relationship with Jesus Christ. Your child does not need to be a follower of Christ in order to be accepted, or to graduate from our program.
At Shepherds Hill Academy we also believe that a top rate education is essential for success. We understand that many troubled teens may be falling behind in, or even failing out of school. At our program we have not only seen teens do a full 180 and graduate high school, but many teens leave our program with post-secondary plans as well.
We also provide one-on-one mentoring and counseling, equine therapy, team building exercises, and a outdoor residential wilderness component. Your teen will be challenge to think critically, build character, and develop much needed skills that will assist them in future success.
SHA Outdoor Wilderness Program
Upon enrolling into the program at Shepherds Hill Academy, your teen will enter into our wilderness therapy program. This outdoor component features rustic living arrangements in which your teen will learn the value of hard work and team work. They will work with their hands to maintain their ‘site,’ while learning to take into consideration the need for collaboration and working together.
We believe the wilderness facet of our program is successful because it allows your teen a time to ‘unplug.’ During this stage your teen is removed from media, electronics, and modern conveniences which are often taken for granted. This separation from popular culture will allow your teen the opportunity to contemplate deeper life issues.
SHA Residential Program
After completing the wilderness phase of our program, your teen may be invited into our Next Step residential program. This program is both an increase rewards as well as responsibility. Here your teen will take on more responsibility for their decisions, taking ownership of their personal growth. They shift from the outdoor facilities to living in a home on campus. This next step is designed to prepare your teen from the coming transition back into society. Personal liberties are restored, and deeper character growth and develop occurs.
SHA Accredited Academy
Whether your teen is in the outdoor wilderness program, or living in the Next Step residential home, they will be enrolled full time in our fully accredited on campus junior and senior high school. Our academy is fully staffed with Georgia certified instructors, encouraging your teen to maintain high educational standards. In fact, to prepare your child for the future, SAT and ACT prep are a part of ordinary curriculum at SHA.
Our goal at Shepherds Hill Academy is to equip your troubled teen with the skills they need to grow into confident, productive, and respectful members of their community. Our unique blend of an unplugged outdoor program, certified equine therapy, first-class academy, and counseling program are all designed to bring focus back into your child’s life.
Although we’re not located in Sarasota Florida, we do hope that your family will consider our residential program. We have helped many families, just like yours, from all over the United States. This distance and time away will surely prove to be an effective opportunity to bring healing to your entire family.