Asheville Academy Student Profile
Who Is An Asheville Academy Student?
Our program is specifically designed to support families with 10–14-year-old children assigned female at birth (girls, nonbinary individuals, and transgender youth), with case-by-case exceptions for 9-year-olds. Families and children come to our program struggling with challenges they’ve been unable to overcome at home. We intentionally guide and support students and their families to change their lives for the better.
At Asheville Academy, students gain a deeper understanding of their strengths and struggles, expand their self-confidence, and find hope for a brighter future.
A typical student at Asheville Academy may be facing one or more of the following challenges:
- Depression and Withdrawal
- Emotional Dysregulation
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Autism Spectrum/Neurodivergent
- Executive Functioning
- Troubles with Social Skills (They are bullied, have trouble with peer boundaries, or have unhealthy relationships)
- Academic Competency and Learning Differences
- Academic Success and School Refusal
- Self Harm
- Family Stress
- Technology Misuse and Overuse
- Attachment Issues
If this sounds like your child and you would like to speak with our admissions team about enrollment, feel free to call us 24/7.
If we are not able to answer your call, someone will return your call within 24 hours.
Asheville Academy helps students who need improvement in the following areas:
- Building self-esteem
- Becoming more capable in understanding and appropriately communicating their feelings, needs and boundaries
- Learning to respect adults and work cooperatively with parents and peers
- Following rules and expectations
- Managing emotions and stress
- Improving social skills to be better equipped to read social situations, including making and keeping friends
- Attending school and engaging in learning activities
- Developing coping and problem-solving skills
- Exercising regularly
- Establishing a healthy relationship with technology
- Adopting healthy sleep pattern
Not everyone is a correct fit for us. We cannot accept students who have:
- Active eating disorders
- Active suicide attempts
- A primary diagnosis with substance use
- A criminal background
- Developmental disorders
“I feel very lucky that our family can learn and grow together because of the support we get from Asheville Academy.”
“She made incredible improvement in an amazingly short time. Keep up the good work Asheville Academy and thanks for your hard work!”
“The entire staff at Asheville Academy were very positive and influential, in creating a nurturing environment for my daughter."
“Her behavior has improved tremendously. She ended up feeling very safe, nurtured and cared for.”
“Our experience was outstanding. Asheville Academy helped our daughter understand her emotions, and channel her efforts into a more positive form.”
“After Asheville Academy, she has more confidence than ever before. She is much calmer, no more outbursts on a regular basis.”