La Amistad

La Amistad Behavioral Health Services has two campuses located in Maitland and Winter Park, FL. Both offer a serene, homelike atmosphere that nurtures healing and growth. At La Amistad, we believe that our clients will experience improved progress in an environment that is comfortable and inviting rather than cold and clinical.

This troubled teen school has not yet been claimed. If this is your program, contact us HERE.


About Therapeutic Boarding Schools in Florida

Troubled Teen Schools in Florida

There are no requirements Accreditation, Licensing or Approval for private schools in Florida however, Registration with the Department of Education is mandatory. Teacher certification is not required for private school personnel, and all employees or potential applicants must complete a criminal background checks with the Department of Law Enforcement. 

The state school district has no authority over the curriculum at private schools and the course of study is at the discretion of the school owner with the exception of the regulation of experiments performed on live animals. With parental consent, students may also be excused from dissection on nonliving animals. Students enrolled at a private facility must present a certification of health and immunization at the beginning of each school year, or the proper documentation if opposed on religious grounds.

Each county health department must keep private schools apprised of the district’s school health services plan, to which they may voluntarily participate based on specific standards. Additionally, private schools serving food must adhere to the minimum sanitation standards decreed by the Department of Health.

Reference: https://www2.ed.gov

Treasure Coast Boys Academy

The Ranch for BoysA Florida Adventure-Based Boarding School for Struggling Boys
Treasure Coast Boys Academy is an alternative boarding school designed to bring about a change in behavior and attitude in boys ages 12-17 who are struggling with life-controlling issues, misbehavior, school expulsion, or learning issues. Our Teen Challenge program features counseling and mentoring designed to turn problematic boys into respectful young men. The campus on Florida’s Treasure Cost includes everything a boy needs to learn to be happy and learn more constructive ways to think and behave. Treasure Coast Academy activities include swimming, fishing, surfing, soccer, basketball, horseback riding, and more. We know you treasure your boy, and we’ll treasure him as well. He’ll receive counseling, adventure, and a first-class education. Take advantage of this life-changing opportunity for your son at this world-class Teen Challenge academy!

The Ranch for BoysThe ranch property is located on a 30-acre parcel, 10 miles west of Vero Beach, Florida in cattle and orchard country. The boys begin in a dorm setting and finish in a large home with house parents. The property features a well-equipped gym and weight machines, soccer field, baseball diamond, basketball court, pool, game room, fishing ponds, and professional sport fishing boats to take frequent fishing trips. They have horses on the property that are often ridden, and at times taken on camping trips. They form strong relationships with each boy and much of the life changing experiences take place while involved in these outdoor activities.

The Ranch for BoysThe staff works with each boy in cooperation with and participation of their family, bringing to the table a vast amount of experience. The therapeutic team helps repair the significant catalysts in each boy’s life that are bringing on their poor choices and self-destructive attitudes and behaviors.

Education is a priority at Treasure Coast Boys Academy. Leadership skills, developing integrity and the importance of work are also learned through indoor and outdoor responsibilities.

Residents are encouraged to challenge and encourage each other to live out their faith in everything they do and say. Residents pray for one another and challenge each other through positive peer pressure to walk in the righteousness of God, which is demonstrated through the Godly character traits such as purity, honesty, and generosity.


The program believes that the first change must be a heart change… leading an out-of-control teenager to a second chance at attaining a bright future of successful living.


Adventure Outings

The Ranch for BoysEach student at our ranch has an opportunity to spend time in the mountain wilderness. In the mountains each boy will experience camping, whitewater rafting, hiking the Appalachian Trail and other wilderness adventures. This experience is to show students that life can be exciting and adventurous without the negative influence that was a part of their life in the past. Hiking, canoeing, camping, and outdoor activities are usually not a part of the lives of most young people today, but they are with the boys here.  It is through these fun outings that we can get to the root of the issues in a boy’s life. It’s an easy place to talk and share hurts and pains; then the campfire that evening gives opportunity to further talk and pray for one another. These trips are memory makers that last a lifetime!

Education

Treasure Coast Boys Academy provides focused and individualized academic attention for the students in its care. Education goes on and credits are earned, but education is not the program’s primary focus. Character, integrity, hard work, and respect for others are what we concern ourselves most with. If those attributes are in place, education is more easily accomplished on campus and when the boy returns home.

Individual and Group Therapy

The Ranch for BoysTherapy is ongoing – all day, every day. Individual counseling sessions are not as frequent as the many 10-15 minute life coaching that takes place during school, work, or a sporting event. As was once said, the outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man. A simple horse ride can provide a life changing conversation in a young man’s life. The same can be said for a day on the lake fishing with a good mentor.

The Spectacular Finish

The Ranch for BoysEach student at our ranch has an opportunity to spend time in the mountain wilderness of North Carolina. In the mountains each boy will experience camping, whitewater rafting, hiking the Appalachian Trail and other wilderness adventures. This experience is to show students that life can be exciting and adventurous without the negative influence that was a part of their life in the past.

Positive Peer Culture

Treasure Coast Boys Academy promotes and cultivates positive peer pressure. There are times when the students are taking charge. They run the chapel service every Tuesday evening. They take turns running work programs around the property. They are part of most everything that takes place on the property keeping a Christ-centered culture.

Family Involvement

Treasure Coast Boys Academy understands that success in life transformation depends on a strong loving family atmosphere when going home. Unconditional love with clear well defined boundaries are just a few of the family dynamics we focus on teaching the family while the student is here.

Treasure Coast Boys Academy specializes in helping boys who are exhibiting the following:

  • skipping school, resulting in failing grades
  • abnormal lack of ambition and depression
  • outbursts of anger and destruction of home property
  • absence from the home for extended periods of time
  • stealing from family members
  • poor choice of friends and suspected drug use

Lives are transformed by the power of God that is stronger than the bonds of rebellion or addiction. They help the total person with spiritual, emotional, physical, social and educational challenges to prepare them for their new life.

The Ranch for BoysSpiritually: The student’s symptoms are indicative of deeper problems and conflicts; we understand that a new life in Christ will give them the power and ability to overcome these problems and live a more productive life.

Emotionally: The healing of the past is necessary. Bible studies enhance mental growth and serve as a foundation for creating new lives.

Physically: They care for the physical needs of the students.

Socially: Students learn to work through relationship problems with their peers and with their families at home. They will learn to apply the character qualities they learn in the classroom to their everyday lives.

Educationally: Treasure Coast Boys Academy has developed a curriculum specifically designed to teach students about God and help them develop the skills required for them to become successful Christians.

Devereux Center for Developmental Disabilities

The Viera Campus, has earned a reputable history of providing comprehensive treatment for children and adolescents who have experienced emotional, physical and sexual trauma. The Viera Campus offers a serene environment with options of locked and unlocked housing units, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, individual and group therapy, onsite psychiatric services, 24/7 nursing, specialized case management, in addition to an onsite k-12 accredited school. The fundamental components of this program include gaining an understanding of victimization and eventually empowering survivors to create a different life.

This troubled teen school has not yet been claimed. If this is your program, contact us HERE.


About Therapeutic Boarding Schools in Florida

Troubled Teen Schools in Florida

There are no requirements Accreditation, Licensing or Approval for private schools in Florida however, Registration with the Department of Education is mandatory. Teacher certification is not required for private school personnel, and all employees or potential applicants must complete a criminal background checks with the Department of Law Enforcement. 

The state school district has no authority over the curriculum at private schools and the course of study is at the discretion of the school owner with the exception of the regulation of experiments performed on live animals. With parental consent, students may also be excused from dissection on nonliving animals. Students enrolled at a private facility must present a certification of health and immunization at the beginning of each school year, or the proper documentation if opposed on religious grounds.

Each county health department must keep private schools apprised of the district’s school health services plan, to which they may voluntarily participate based on specific standards. Additionally, private schools serving food must adhere to the minimum sanitation standards decreed by the Department of Health.

Reference: https://www2.ed.gov

Devereux Florida

For over 25 years Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Florida, a part of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, is one of Florida’s most comprehensive child welfare and behavioral healthcare organizations serving children with mental health, intellectual/developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges, and their families.

This troubled teen school has not yet been claimed. If this is your program, contact us HERE.


About Therapeutic Boarding Schools in Florida

Troubled Teen Schools in Florida

There are no requirements Accreditation, Licensing or Approval for private schools in Florida however, Registration with the Department of Education is mandatory. Teacher certification is not required for private school personnel, and all employees or potential applicants must complete a criminal background checks with the Department of Law Enforcement. 

The state school district has no authority over the curriculum at private schools and the course of study is at the discretion of the school owner with the exception of the regulation of experiments performed on live animals. With parental consent, students may also be excused from dissection on nonliving animals. Students enrolled at a private facility must present a certification of health and immunization at the beginning of each school year, or the proper documentation if opposed on religious grounds.

Each county health department must keep private schools apprised of the district’s school health services plan, to which they may voluntarily participate based on specific standards. Additionally, private schools serving food must adhere to the minimum sanitation standards decreed by the Department of Health.

Reference: https://www2.ed.gov

Gateway Academy

gateway2At our military-like boarding school for struggling teenage boys 11-17, discipline and structure pave the way for transformation and empowerment, instilling responsibility, leadership, and respect within a rigorous, supportive environment. Here, challenges become growth opportunities as each young man learns to navigate his journey with resilience and integrity, forging a path toward personal success and honor. Our sports program will challenge teens and build teamwork and life discipline values. Gateway Academy is an excellent opportunity to impact your teen for a lifetime based on the time-tested Teen Challenge approach, which has helped teens and families for over a half-century.

The former military academy still holds onto its military-type decorum, but no meaningless drills or drill sergeants. It is an accredited school, working ranch and farm, counseling and mentoring, competitive team sports, spiritual emphasis, and our hands-on outreach to the community and missions trips to third world countries all combine to make young men all they can be, and more.

Gateway Academy is made up of caring, concerned staff, many of them have been in your situation with their own children. Their purpose in life is to help self-destructing teenage boys make a turnaround and begin looking at life differently. Boys are given a new purpose, a new drive, and a new passion to be a better person and to serve others.

If you could see the before and after pictures of boys who have come through Gateway’s program, you would see a striking change to confident, happy young men. You would see selfish boys with a chip on their shoulders that are now ready to give the shirt off their back to someone in need. You would see boys without purpose who now have solid goals and direction for their life.

Gateway is not new at this. They know what works, and we see lives changed every day. They’re not making robots out of these kids, but building up young men with confidence, who thoughtfully consider their options, having learned that making bad choices leads to bad outcomes. Developing leaders of integrity and men of strength from foolish boys who were weak and headed for disaster is what Gateway does.

Seldom is there an opportunity for a young man to lead five, ten, twenty or more peers while in high school. Young men at Gateway can reach positions of responsibility and learn leadership skills, which often transfer to college and the world beyond.

Engaging academics in a structured environment is often easier for most, and it helps young men see a brighter future in terms of applying to college. Challenging a young man while his thoughts are big and his future is open is a wonderful part of what Gateway does.

Activities

Participation in athletic activities is strongly encouraged at Gateway. Sports teach teamwork and camaraderie. These are invaluable interpersonal skills for a world absorbed by computers and gadgets. Knowing how to work with others is a critical skill taught by our school.