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Below are some common questions and answers developed from talking to thousands of families over the years.

For additional questions, please call us Toll Free at 800-264-8709

  • Who is this for?

    Asheville Academy is exclusively designed to meet the unique academic, developmental and emotional needs of students ages 10 – 14.

  • What is the student profile?

    Our program is specifically designed to support families with 10-14 year-old children who need to build academic confidence, resilience, self-esteem, impulse control, communication, respect, and social skills.

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  • How fast is the admissions process?

    Families can place their child as quickly as 48 hours as long as we have all of the necessary paperwork.

  • How do I begin?

    Call us directly at 800-264-8709 for answers and to receive the Application.

  • Can I visit?

    Of course! Before enrolling your child we welcome tours. Once your child joins us we invite you for workshops and welcome visits pre-arranged with your child’s therapist at any time that works with schedules.

  • Is campus safe and private?

    We have 97 expansive acres tucked into beautiful mountain valley. We are the only ones who use this campus – we are remote enough that we don’t have unexpected visitors and no one else is on campus not directly involved with programs.. All staff undergo rigorous interview process and background checks.

  • Do you have accreditations and licenses?

    We believe accreditations help reinforce high standards of care and help families feel confident in our programming and effectiveness. Our academic programming is accredited with Cognia, formerly AdvancED, and we are accredited by CARF which many believe is the gold standard for quality programming. Additionally, academic programming is recognized by the North Carolina Department of Non-Public Education as a traditional private school. This reinforces that we meet national academic standards and that credits earned at Asheville Academy will be transferable anywhere in the country.

  • Does my child need this?

    Have you tried things at home and how successful have they been? Our ability to focus on care and guidance 24 / 7 in all environments–  school, activities, therapy, and residential life– is impossible to replicate at home, which allows us to see tremendous gains with our students.

  • Will my child hate me?

    Your child will likely be scared of the new situation and may also promise to “do better at home” when you discuss this possibility with them. In our experience, your child will likely grow from fear and anger they already have to love and understanding that this decision was made with their best interests in mind. We are parents, too, and we know this is a tough decision, but it is one of the most loving decisions you can make for your child’s future.

  • How smoothly can students transition from wilderness therapy to your program?

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