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1. Arthur Morgan School
Courses / Programs
Located in Burnsville, North Carolina, The Arthur Morgan School (AMS) is a private, alternative, day and boarding school for middle school students in Grades 7, 8 and 9.

AMS provides a safe and loving environment where our students learn to question and evaluate, think creatively and work cooperatively. A low student/teacher ratio ensures individualized instruction and guidance. Students and staff honor the Quaker values of simplicity, responsibility, service, personal integrity, nonviolent conflict resolution and respect for self, others and the environment.

Our curriculum standards meet the North Carolina Guidelines for Independent Schools. All students attend math and language arts classes. Students also engage in in-depth, integrated studies where they gain knowledge that more traditional schools offer in social studies, history and science classes.

Our experience over the years has been that AMS students graduate fully prepared to enter a traditional high school. Moreover, as numerous alumni have confirmed, they continue to be self-motivated learners after leaving AMS.
Day & Boarding School Programs for Middle School Students in Grades 7-9:

Subjects / features include:
- Language Arts
- Math
- In-Dept Study
- Personal Growth
- Science
- Social Studies
- Art
- Soccer
- Baseball
- Basketball
- Painting
- Pottery
- Creative writing
- Remaking clothes
- Vegan cooking
- French, German, and Spanish
- Drama
- Photography
- Film and movie making
2. The John Dewey Academy
Courses / Programs
Located in Great Barrington, in the Berkshires area of west Massechusetts, The John Dewey Academy is a year-round college preparatory therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens ages 15-21.

Serving Grades 10-12 and Postgraduate students, we provide an individualized and comprehensive education in a non-traditional therapeutic school setting. Our students are bright, troubled adolescents with a history of self-defeating or self-destructive choices.

At The John Dewey Academy, we take our identity as a college preparatory school seriously. With a highly credentialed staff of dedicated and passionate teachers, a small class size (six students on average), and high demands and expectations, we provide a challenging academic experience.

At The John Dewey Academy, adolescents encounter a peer-based community of empowerment, an exciting educational environment, the challenge of real responsibilities, and the realistic promise of acceptance at a college of quality. In such an environment, they can change.
Therapeutic Boarding School for Troubled Teens Ages 15-21 (Grades 10-12 & Postgrad)

- Our minimum length of stay is eighteen months, although most students take 2 to 2½ years to complete the program.

- Students carry a minimum of five courses a semester in the traditional divisions of English, History/Social Science, Math, Science, and Foreign Language.

- Highly credentialed staff of dedicated and passionate teachers, a small class size (six students on average)
3. The Orme School, Mayer AZ
Courses / Programs
Located in Mayer, halfway between Phoenix and Flagstaff AZ, The Orme School is an accredited co-educational college preparatory boarding school for grades 8 - 12 and Post-Graduate. The Orme School values of Excellence, Tradition, and Character are enmeshed in our boarding program. We are proud that 100 percent of our graduates are accepted to colleges, universities, or junior colleges.

The Orme School is a unique community of teachers and students who share a passion for academic excellence, adventure, and personal challenge.

Living in a residential setting, students are entrusted with personal and community responsibility. Here, students learn the value of being a contributing member of a caring community.
Co-Educational Day & Boarding Programs

- Boarding School (Grades 8-12 and Post-Graduate)
- ESL Program

School features:
- Small classes
- Rustic setting
- Intimate community
- Rigorous academics
- Full college acceptance
- Competitive sports
- Horsemanship
- Outdoor leadership
- Fine arts, and much more...
4. Marianapolis Preparatory School
Courses / Programs
Situated in Thompson, Windham County CT (1 hour from Boston), Marianapolis Preparatory School (MPS) is an accredited, co-ed, college preparatory day & boarding school offering Grades 9-12 and a postgraduate year.

Academics are the heart of a Marianapolis education, and each student thrives within a rigorous college preparatory course of study.

Marianapolis nurtures students to become responsible and independent learners, as well as challenges students with an exciting and extensive program emphasizing breadth of intellectual exposure, depth of study, and significant out-of-class preparation.

The mission of Marianapolis Preparatory School is to educate students in the Catholic tradition of academic excellence, with a commitment to an active faith in God and a dedication to building character with content, compassion, and integrity.

Marianapolis Preparatory School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Connecticut State Department of Education.
Co-ed Day & Boarding School Programs for Grades 9-12 & Postgrad:

Subjects & programs include:
- English
- World History
- U.S. History
- Algebra
- Geometry
- Chemistry
- Biology
- Physics
- Theology
- Foreign Language
- Fine Arts
- Computer
- Sports
- Arts and Music
- Summer School
- Advanced Placement
- Honors Programs...
5. California Leadership Academy
Courses / Programs
California Leadership Academy is an affordable and caring secure facility for troubled teens (ages 12-17) located near San Diego, CA.

Our school is a residential, therapeutic academy for boys and girls 12-17 who exhibit defiance, rebellion, failing grades, or emotional issues.

We believe that each teen that walks through our door has a bright future in front of them. Our mission is to help them find that root-cause that is destroying their lives and in many cases their families.

In collaboration with parents, teachers, and the community, students will develop skills to become critical thinkers, problem solvers and leaders in order to reach their highest potential.
Therapeutic Boarding School for Troubled Teens ages 12-17:

- We work with Advantages School International in order to provide your child with the best possible educational services, technology, and curriculum.

- We are dedicated to the success of all students by fostering academic excellence and high achievement.

- Most of our students arrive with an average GPA of 1.92 and leave with an average GPA of 3.50
6. Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI)
Courses / Programs
Located in northwestern Montana, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is an accredited, family-run, therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens (boys and girls) ages 13-18 from Nebraska and across the United States.

In our beautiful, peaceful, and safe location, we combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC).

TWAI has been serving struggling teens and their families since 2002, with an exceptional degree of success.

We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students, and offer help for the following presenting issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders among others.

With a passion for helping young people in crisis, our clinical, educational, and operations staff are among the best in the country.

We are a small program (40 students) which means that we are able to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.

Typically our on site student to staff ratio is 5:1. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.

Parent Testimonial:
"We feel reassured that our son Chad is in good hands being guided onto the right track...We are really beginning to get our son back again! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Therapeutic Boarding School
For troubled teens ages 13-18

- Middle School Program
- High School Program
- Credit Recovery
- Accelerated Learning
- College Preparation/ AP Classes
- SAT/ACT Testing Center
- Anti-Bullying Program

We also provide a GED program, and college courses.

We create a customized program for each student that requires a minimum of 3 months. However, best results for lasting success are realized through 6+ months of treatment.

TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.
7. Southwestern Academy, Los Angeles County
Courses / Programs
Founded in 1924, Southwestern Academy is a private, college preparatory boarding and day school for boys and girls in grades 6 through 12. Our high-quality classes are based on the University of California's a-g entrance standards.

We have students from all around the world who benefit from Southwestern Academy's small classes, active student body and challenging educational program. We offer students the opportunity to study at either of two distinctly different and beautiful campuses.

The San Marino, Southern California, campus is in a historic orange grove area near Pasadena and Los Angeles.

Southwestern Academy is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is approved by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security for attendance by international students.
Co-educational Day & Boarding Programs for students in Grades 6-12

- Day Program
- Boarding / Residential Program
- Postgraduate Year Program
- ESL Programs for international students

Core Subjects include:
- English (4 years)
- Math (3 years)
- Foreign language (2 years)
- Laboratory sciences (2 years)
- History (3 years)
- Advanced placement options
8. Evangel House Christian Academy
Courses / Programs
Located in St. Martinville, 18 miles southeast of Lafayette, Louisiana, Evangel House Christian Academy (EHCA) is an accredited Therapeutic Boarding School for girls in Grades 6-12.

We cater for students with mild mood or behavior disorders, substance abuse, academic issues or family problems. Our 12-18 month program encompasses a choice of Vocational, General, or College Preparatory High School Diploma options.

We are well equipped to treat teens for mild depression, anxiety, ADHD, or mild forms of bipolar disorders. Our trademark approach engages all students in a five-stage process toward spiritual, emotional, academic, social, and physical maturity.

Our curriculum is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS), and the Committee for International and Trans-regional Accreditation (CITA).
Therapeutic Boarding School for Girls (Grades 6 -12)

- Vocational, General, or College Preparatory High School Diploma
- 12 to 18 month program
- Therapeutic services
- Psychiatric services
- SACS accredited curriculum

- Our trademark approach engages all students in a five-stage process toward spiritual, therapeutic, academic, social, and physical maturity.
9. Heartlight Ministries
Courses / Programs
Located in the beautiful Piney Woods region of East Texas just 2 hours east of Dallas, Heartlight is a co-educational Christian boarding school for troubled teens aged 13 to 18 in Texas, needing temporary removal from their homes due to teenage behavioral problems.

Both boys and girls are cared for in separate housing units, schooled, counseled and mentored 24/7. The Heartlight campus is on a 100 acre property, with modern log houses delivering a peaceful setting. Each troubled teen is involved in daily therapeutic programs administered by our Christian counselors and staff.

Heartlight has a high ratio of staff to residents, nearly a 1:1 ratio with up to 40 staff on campus for just 48 students. Students are under adult supervision at all times and are generally not free to roam the campus nor allowed to enter each other's homes. The average stay for young people at Heartlight is 9 to 12 months.

Heartlight is a non-denominational Christian ministry, and is not affiliated with any one church. Heartlight utilizes a Biblical counseling model that brings the message of Jesus Christ to the lives of residents in a non-threatening way.
Boarding School program for troubled teens ages 13-18:

- 24/7 mentoring and counseling
- Public High School program
- Accredited home-bound schooling program
- Daily therapeutic programs
10. Thunderbird Youth Academy
Courses / Programs
Located in the city of Pryor, Northeastern Oklahoma, Thunderbird Youth Academy is a nationally-recognized co-ed program designed for high school dropouts ages 16-18.

Our 17-month program is offered through the National Guard and the Oklahoma Military Department. Our program comprises of a 22 week (5 1/2 month) Residential Phase followed by a 12 month Post-Residential follow up program with a mentor after graduation.

Thunderbird Youth Academy Cadets will earn 3 high school credits for graduating the program. These 3 credits have been assigned to the 8 core components that make up the core curriculum at TYA.

Students can also participate in the academy’s job shadowing programs, observing and interning in different career fields to gather ideas for future employment.
Residential Program for High School Dropouts (Ages 16-18)

Features include:
- 17 month program
- 3 high school credits upon graduation
- Academic Excellence
- Life Coping Skills
- Job Skills
- Health and Hygiene
- Responsible Citizenship
- Service to the Community
- Leadership/Followership
- Physical Fitness
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