Below are some quick answers to the most commonly asked questions.
We are exclusively work with young girls ages 10 – 14 (grades 5-10). Students must possess an IQ of 85 or higher. Our unique focus on young girl teens in trouble at school, at home, or with friends allows us to provide a specific developmentally appropriate program.
Typical challenges for teens in trouble include: impulsiveness, anger, low self-esteem, self-centered, control issues, defiance, social difficulties, academic under performance, school refusal, loss of motivation, and emotional withdrawal.
We are located just outside Asheville, NC in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. We pick up from nearby Asheville airport or families can bring their daughter directly to campus.
Asheville Academy is a private pay boarding school program for teens in trouble. Families are billed on a month-to-month basis. While there is some potential insurance reimbursement families are not encouraged to base on their enrollment decision on insurance potential. For more information about how to afford Asheville Academy, click here.
Enrollment is rolling. Therefore, if we have openings available, students are able to join us any day of the year. Please contact us at 800-264-8709 to determine if we have a place available for your child.
Assuming we have openings available, students can enroll as fast as paperwork is completed, typically as quickly as 48 hours.
We have a large, private campus used exclusively by therapeutic programs. All of our staff members undergo a rigorous interview process including background checks.
While there are many programs for troubled teens and struggling pre-teens, the determining factors should be: have things improved with “local” options or are things getting better? The challenge with local options is the limited time typically available each week to implement change and that there isn’t any “in the moment” therapy. At Asheville Academy we can focus on it every day in real time with a program developmentally appropriate for this age group. We are confident we have the caring staff, private campus, and therapeutic approach that can help.
Each student will be assessed individually on their progress in of our Phase System. Once students successfully complete the Levels system, they are eligible to graduate. Students typically require 9- 14 months to complete the system.