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Our Stories of Success

Our Stories of Success From Parents of Alumni and Current Students:

 

“The non-judgmental environment and the supportive staff, both therapeutic and academic, have helped enormously in enabling our daughter to accept her behavioral challenges and to recognize how they have impacted her family, friends and herself. She has an excellent relationship with her therapist who has enabled her to access her emotions without being afraid of them, and taught her the benefits of positive communication.

Asheville Academy is the first place to recognize and effectively address the issues our daughter has been struggling with for years. Asheville Academy was able to immediately identify what the problems were, and put a positive, achievable plan in place as to how to address them. She has made more progress in the 6 months she has been at Asheville Academy then she has done anywhere else, and as a result is more confident and secure in herself.”

– Andrew, Father

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“Before going to Asheville Academy she wanted to move as far away as possible and would say she hated me… Now she actually says that she loves us.  We would recommend Asheville Academy to anyone that is having issues with their child similar to the problems that we have had with our daughterWe feel blessed that we have found Asheville Academy.  We can finally go to sleep without worries.”

– Valerie and Richard, Parents

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“She is now taking more responsibility for her decisions than ever before. I am so grateful that the Asheville Academy staff were able to help my daughter and our family in this time of great time of need

– Michael, Father

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“She has had few friends over the last few years.  She now says that ‘everyone at Asheville Academy is a friend‘.  Asheville Academy is providing the combination of structure, therapy, friendships and support that our daughter needs to get her anxiety and other issues under control.  She has benefited from the individualized academic attention she received and the nurturing ways in which she was prompted to give a task a try before giving up. It resulted in substantial academic improvement. The one-on-one relationships she developed are a definite positive. The equine therapy was especially enjoyable and helped her learn to advocate for herself in earning new/additional privileges.”

– Jacqueline, Mother

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The staff and therapeutic relationships have helped her learn how to deal with situations and this training will better prepare her for a successful home life. She is still growing but her therapist and mentors are making a big impact. We have enjoyed feeling a closer emotional relationship…actually receiving hugs! Feeling that her thoughts are being conveyed with words and thoughtful conversations. Helping our daughter develop life skills and self-worth are priceless.

– Robert and Margaret, Parents

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“Her therapist has done an amazing job earning her trust and working with us during our weekly calls.  The structure of rules and consequences is giving her confidence as well. We are beginning to communicate more effectively as a family which is so rewarding. You can’t place a value on having a happy, healthy child and a family that communicates and supports each other in a healthy way. I feel very lucky that our family can learn and grow together because of the support we get from Asheville Academy.”

– Paul, Father

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“Her relationship with her therapist and mentor have helped her feel at home and safe. She feels comfortable there because her peers have experienced similar struggles. For us there is no price tag for a chance for our family and daughter to co-exist peacefully.  She has been working on coping skills, expressing emotions and feelings, learning how to recognize negative patterns, and to learn from her peers whom have similar goals. Asheville Academy allows space for students and families to work on personal and family goals.

– Andrea and Craig, Parents

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“The staff are tremendous with our girl by creating a nurturing environment for our daughter to prosper. Also, the small enrollment is great. I am so thankful for everyone that was involved with her at Asheville Academy. I see a dramatic change. She has been given honest feedback and the work has been put back on her. So many good memories.  Having her introduce me to each of the horses, cats and baby goats was touching. Some of the sessions, while tearful and wrenching at times, really allowed for some breakthroughs in terms of understanding each other.”

– Stephen and Robin, Parents

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“She made incredible improvement in an amazingly short time.  Keep up the good work Asheville Academy Staff and thank you for all your hard work!”

– Paul and Robin, Parents

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“Our family is functioning 100% better than it was this time a year ago, when we were in a total crisis point. She has had the opportunity to develop strong friendships, and perhaps more importantly, to address difficult issues within relationships. The equine therapy with the horses are a very important relationship. Open mic night and the Halloween Flash Mob have helped her take risks with singing in public. We feel Asheville Academy has offered extremely high quality service across all spheres.  And we are very grateful. Thank God for Asheville Academy.” 

– Leslie, Mother

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Great place. I was lucky to find it. Just to see her laugh is worth it all the way.  We were at a point where there were not a lot of options… Asheville Academy gave us options. Saving for college is great, but getting them there is so much more important. We were at a dead end but now we have the start to a great beginning!”

– Margaret, Mother

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 “The entire staff at Asheville Academy were very positive and influential, in creating a nurturing environment for my daughter.

– Angelia and Charles, Parents

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 “Her behavior has improved tremendously. She thrived there with the structure, group dynamics, and day-to-day responsibilities… She ended up feeling very safe, nurtured and cared for there.”

– Douglas, Father

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“Our daughter has truly begun to understand the correlation between actions and consequences. She has begun to become a much more focused and well-rounded young adult. The parent/family work shop we attended was wonderful. Also, our daughter’s send-off ceremony was very touching and powerful. This was a tremendous investment in our daughter’s future. Although it pinched us financially, you truly do what’s best for your children. Our experience was outstanding. Asheville Academy helped our daughter understand her emotions, and channel her efforts into a more positive form.”

– Bridgett and Stuart, Parents

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“She felt very close to a number of the girls, mentors, and teachers. I think the structure certainly was very helpful.”

– Ruth, Mother

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“The therapy, relationship with mentors, equine therapy and general interaction with other students seemed to help her the most.  She had a remarkable therapist who got to know her and create ways for her to grow and find ways to get past her old habits and create new healthy habits. She can see old patterns and how they negatively affected her life and ours as a family.  She has more confidence, is willing try new things, asserts herself and her views.  She is much calmer, no more outbursts on a regular basis.”

– Cindy and Bert, Parents

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“The structure and environment were probably the most important to her success at Asheville Academy.  Additionally, the relationships she developed with her therapist and the other girls had a very positive impact.”

– John, Father

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“Being held accountable for her actions had the most impact of all  her experience. The ability to recognize what her actions meant to her and to others took time, but once she began to understand, she was quick to change course and improvements followed.”

– Susan and Douglas, Parents

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“Without the opportunity that Asheville Academy gave us. I am certain that her negative choices and poor behaviors would have been far more costly both financially and emotionally for me and her.”

– Linda, Mother

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“We cannot place monetary value on the happiness that the change has brought to our lives as a family and individually for my daughter. I don’t think there was a better place for my daughter. She made substantial improvement on her life in every aspect. Thank you so much Asheville Academy”

– Martin, Father

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“Asheville Academy has helped my daughter learn the skills she needs to lead a productive, healthy, and happier life. We would like to thank you Asheville Academy for all the hard work and dedication.”

– Summer and John, Parents

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“I appreciated the open communication with our family’s situation. To help get as much information as possible to support her and us in our dire time of crisis. She enjoys having friends, and she very much enjoys the equine component.” “

– Philippe and Tomomi, Parents

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 “She is now taking more responsibility for her decisions than ever before. I am so grateful that the Asheville Academy staff were able to help my daughter and our family in this time of great time of need

– Michael, Father

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“My daughter is adjusting well, she is now going to school every day, and is getting straight A’s.  The family is much happier now… She doesn’t feel like she needs to be the center of attention anymore.”

– Sharon, Mother

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“She has really improved since attending. Overall we are very happy with Asheville Academy.”

– Richard, Father

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“Our daughter greatly benefited from her experiences with her therapist, the residential staff and being a part of the other girls, from whom she gained confidence and support.”

– Charles and Andrea, Parents

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“She is in a safe environment with people that care and understand her problems and can help her learn to deal with them.

– Deborah and Michael, Parents

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“Our family is back on track and not just surviving, but thriving.”

– Stuart, Father

 

We are available to answer any questions you might have about how we can help. Please contact us today at 800-264-8709 to learn more about our leading therapeutic boarding school for girls.