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Addressing Individual Challenges

Help For Girls Struggling With Academic And Emotional Challenges
Student Profile

Who is Asheville Academy For?

We strive to provide the best possible academic, therapeutic, and community environment. This helps foster a culture of growth and change.

To achieve these goals, each potential student goes through an application process to help ensure Asheville Academy is the best option for the child and the family.

Asheville Academy can help with a variety of conditions young girls frequently experience, including depression, anxiety, ADD, and ADHD. Our goal is to help you determine whether Asheville Academy is a good fit for your daughter.

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Are we a good fit for your daughter?

Our application process will ensure the best fit for your child and the students already part of our community.

If you are interested in learning more about whether Asheville Academy is right for your daughter or wish to enquire about availability, call us at (800)-264-2709.

Admission Criteria

  • Girls should be age 10-14 at the time of enrollment (grades 5-10).
  • Students should have a full-scale IQ of 85 or higher on an approved standardized test.
  • Students must not exhibit exclusionary criteria as described below.

Students at Asheville Academy typically demonstrate some of the following behaviors

  • Unmet learning challenges
  • Poor social skills (struggles to build relationships, doesn’t understand social signals)
  • Attachment issues
  • Self-Centered, bossy
  • Low self-esteem
  • Inability to adhere to rules

  • Poor performance in school due to anxiety, disinterest, or refusal
  • Tantrums, mood swings
  • Emotionally withdrawn, isolated, technology-focused
  • Fatigued
  • Aggressive at home

  • Depression (hopelessness, disinterest)
  • Immaturity or impulsiveness
  • Lack of respect towards parents or teachers
  • Bullied or bullying
  • Identity confusion
  • Learning disabilities

Does this sound like your daughter?

Exclusionary Criteria

Unfortunately, there are some conditions that Asheville Academy is ill-equipped to handle which could prevent students from being successful in our program:

  • 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
  • Fire-setting

  • Students with a formal diagnosis of: Reactive Attachment Disorder; Conduct Disorder; Schizophrenia
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD)
  • Medically unstable