Academic Programs for Troubled Teen Boys & Girls
Fully Accredited Private Academy
One challenge many parents face when considering residential care for their troubled teen is deciding how their child will continue or thrive in their academic studies. Shepherd’s Hill Academy provides an on-campus, fully accredited, private school to meet your student’s academic needs. SHA is accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission.
There’s no reason to decide between residential care and good quality education. At Shepherd’s Hill Academy your teen will have both! We understand how peer pressure can affect teens in a public school setting. Shepherd’s Hill Academy provides your family with a worry-free solution by offering an on-campus, private academy as part of the residential program! With a student to staff ratio of 5-to-1, your teen receives an individualized, quality education. Students completing the requirements earn a fully accredited high school diploma at Shepherd’s Hill Academy.
Our Georgia state accredited Junior and Senior High School provides teens with a strong education by our certified teaching staff. The learning environment takes place without all the distractions, temptations and pressures of public schools. Shepherd’s Hill Academy offers a highly structured and well-disciplined atmosphere that is conducive to academic remediation and advancement. We also work with our students to prepare them for college by assisting them with SAT/ACT prep, scheduling SAT/ACT testing, as well as scholarship and college applications.
All courses are transferable and commensurate with the requirements of the State of Georgia, and therefore credits transfer to other states and colleges. Our courses are standards-based and are listed on the Georgia Department of Education website. We are able to accommodate a variety of Individualized Educational Plans (IEP) adjustments. IEPs are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and are reviewed by our team during the admission process.
Shepherd’s Hill Academy offers your child a wide variety of courses. Our 7-12 curriculum meets your child’s individual educational needs. Upon enrollment, our principal will work with you, the faculty, and your teen to design a classroom schedule for your child’s academic goals. Our academic staff will help your student improve in areas where he or she may have struggled or fallen behind.
If your teen is a high school senior and scheduled to graduate from Shepherd’s Hill Academy, our academic team helps him or her prepare for college by providing college prep, ACT and SAT prep, as well as providing them opportunities to take the SAT or ACT as needed. In addition, we help students apply for the Georgia HOPE Scholarship, and when possible, we search scholarship opportunities for students from out of state.
Shepherd’s Hill Academy is sanctioned by the NCAA Eligibility Center. This means that courses successfully completed at Shepherd’s Hill Academy are accepted by the NCAA for collegiate athletic eligibility.
Sports and Electives
Shepherd’s Hill Academy offers students extra-curricular activities and the ability to participate in athletic activities. Students have access to a soccer field, basketball court, volleyball court, disc golf course, and a swimming pool, all on-campus. We also offer off-campus hikes and excursions.
Shepherd’s Hill Academy offers your child opportunities outside of sports including art, music, writing, and other creative ventures.
Shepherd’s Hill Academy is a Christ-centered residential school. Because of this, we are able to offer biblical classes that range from a historical understanding of the Scriptures to more intensive apologetic curriculum.