Who is Asheville Academy for?
To ensure appropriate placement and to maintain our inviting community, each student is screened through an application process on a case-by-case basis. We deal with a variety of conditions, including depression, anxiety, OCD, ADD, and ADHD in teen girls. We want to ensure the best fit for your child and for the students already part of our community.
Please contact us directly at 800.264.2709 to check availability for your young girl or to better understand our criterion.
- Girls ages 10-14 at time of enrollment (grades 5-10).
- Students should possess a minimum full scale IQ of 85 or higher on an approved standardized test.
- Students must not exhibit exclusionary criteria as described below.
- For more information about finding the right fit please find additional information here >>
Typical Characteristics of Enrolling Students
Does this sound like your child? Then perhaps Asheville Academy is right for you. Students typically demonstrate one or several of the following characteristics:
- Inability to control anger
- Defiance toward parents and others
- Easily influenced by others (diminished sense of self)
- Difficulty picking up on social cues
- Trouble building relationships
- Poor school performance
- Lack of respect
- Inability to adhere to rules or limits
- Emotionally shutting down or withdrawing
- School refusal
- Underachievement in school
- Attachment issues (adoption)
- Low motivation
- Loss of interest/participation in previously enjoyed activities
- School and/or social phobias
- Adoption issues
- Negative peer group relationships
- ADHD in teen girls
Students walking on campus
Students walking on campus
Students may have been diagnosed with and/or on medication for one or more of the following
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD / ADHD)
- Bi-Polar Disorder
- Non-Verbal Learning Disability
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Mild
- Mood Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
We have found that the following exclusionary criteria can prevent potential students from being successful in our program. Asheville Academy does have a policy that allows a 30-60-90 day assessment period. The following are exclusionary criteria:
- Homicidal thoughts or intent
- Active suicidal intent or previous serious suicide attempts
- Active psychosis
- Current episodes of physically aggressive behavior outside the home/family
- Current alcohol or drug use beyond the “experimentation” stage
- Active eating disorders
- Sexual acting out toward other children
- Students with a formal diagnosis of: Reactive Attachment Disorder; Conduct Disorder; Schizophrenia
- Fetal Alcohol Exposure (FAE) and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD)
- Medically unstable