There are many reasons to choose Asheville Academy for Girls in order to help struggling girls overcome their troubles. At Asheville Academy for Girls, struggling girls are never far removed from the local community. Unlike a typical residential program such as a summer camp for troubled kids, Asheville Academy for Girls is tightly integrated into the local community. Rather than isolating the students from the real world, Asheville Academy for Girls encourages students to learn healthy mechanisms to better understand the world and form healthy relationships. The level of community involvement also helps the students learn their place in the world and observe the immediate effects of their actions on their surroundings.
Another reason Asheville Academy for Girls stands out is the level of freedom we offer for students to explore their passions and try new things. Not only are the academic classes at Asheville Academy for Girls designed to match the local curriculum, but they offer a wide variety of electives – from theater to art classes. Small classes taught by professionals with years of experience allow every student to receive the individualized attention they require. When possible, classes take an experiential approach – a biology lesson, for instance, may take place outside. At Asheville Academy for Girls, there are no boundaries.
Many of our students have had difficulty in a traditional school environment. At Asheville Academy for Girls, small class sizes led by professional teachers allow every student to get the attention and help they require for success. Therapy sessions help students learn teamwork and help each other become the best version of themselves possible. While the classes at Asheville Academy for Girls match the local curriculum, there are numerous electives – such as theater and art classes – that allow students to explore new passions and discover interests. When possible, experiential learning is used to reinforce the lessons and the connection between the lessons and reality.
Girls 10-14 struggling with a wide range of issues (from school refusal to bullying to mental illness) are welcome to Asheville Academy for Girls’ beautiful North Carolina campus. With Asheville Academy for Girls, a troubled girl can return to a healthy path once again.
The following are some reasons families might choose Asheville Academy for Girls over other therapeutic boarding schools for girls:
Family-Focused Programming: Unlike other therapeutic boarding schools for girls, we believe establishing open communication with family members throughout a child’s time at our program is extremely beneficial to each student’s success. Working with family members throughout the therapeutic process helps ensure lasting change after graduation.