New Lifehouse Academy

New Lifehouse Academy helps once troubled teenage girls begin living a more fulfilling and intentional life. They learn to become happy, confident, self-reliant and successful adults.

therapeutic boarding schoolThe mission of New Lifehouse (NLH) is to see the lives of teenage girls transformed and families restored. “Putting Hope Within Reach” is their motto.

New Lifehouse Academy is a ministry of Teen Challenge Oklahoma. They are a lower cost Christian boarding school designed for troubled or misbehaving girls, ages 14-17. Their goal is to provide the teenage girls and their families with the tools and resources to help them begin to thrive academically, relationally and spiritually.

First-Class Boarding School, Spiritual Support and a Top Education in One… Restoring Teens and Families for a Brighter Future

New Lifehouse is a 12-15 month residential program where they strive to help your daughter become all God desires. This process includes mentoring and biblical counseling, group studies and personal studies, vocational learning and education in New Lifehouse’s boarding school, The Cross Christian Academy.

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New Lifehouse (NLH) is nestled at the foothills of the Ozarks near Grand Lake on a 40-acre picturesque and peaceful property. Nearby the campus, NLH owns and has access to over 900 acres of property with a large creek, wooded hills, and trails.

The staff of New Lifehouse is dedicated to pouring themselves into your daughter’s life. Mentoring and a faith-based approach are key ingredients to reaching young women and helping them change their path.

Top Quality Academics & Creative Arts
The academic program receives high priority at New Lifehouse from day one on. They operate The Cross Christian Academy, their fully accredited educational program, on a year-round schedule. A personalized education plan is developed for each student, upon which they evaluate and give access to individual progress on a regular basis.

In 2017, ACT rated The Cross Christian Academy’s performance 30% higher than the average of other schools in Oklahoma in Math, Reading, and English.

best therapeutic boarding schools Top Quality Animal Therapy
At New Lifehouse, they offer a partnership with Oasis Animal Adventures a unique animal therapy program. Oasis offers an animal therapy program that utilizes unique, exotic animals, as well as standard horses and mini horses.

Top Quality Athletics & Recreation
In addition to everyday recreational activities, every student at New Lifehouse has the opportunity to participate in varsity athletics. NLH is convinced that participating on a team in a competitive environment builds character and when led in a proper way, helps to work out many of the issues a young woman might be dealing with in her life.

Designed for Girls Who Are Struggling
NLH is a Christian boarding school for girls, designed for troubled teenagers who are:

» Making poor and even dangerous choices
» Acting entitled, selfish, or detached
» Manipulating family and others
» Lying, sneaking out, isolating from family
» Rebelling against authority
» Depressed, withdrawn or self-destructive
» Struggling with anger, family discord, peer pressure
» Academically behind or unmotivated.

best therapeutic boarding schools Parents often tell NLH how they feel their daughter is going down the wrong path and making poor choices. NLH can affirm to parents you are not alone and hope for success does exist. New Lifehouse has seen what the power of God can do in even the most desperate of situations.

NLH believes God has a plan for your daughter to be the best woman possible and they want to be a part of helping her get there.

“One day soon I hope to give back to the program and people who helped save my life. I am proud to say I want to go back and work there and give hope to the teens there, just like there where staff there to give me hope.” – Student

Family Restoration
Another major emphasis of NLH’s program is their work to bring hope and healing to the entire family. While a student is enrolled at NLH, staff also spends time working to restore the environment in the home. At the same time, they teach personal responsibility to teens for their own past choices, they are also fully aware the family environment has a significant impact on teens. New Lifehouse strives to give hope and bring restoration to the entire family, not just the student.

NLH’s family program includes elements such as parent coaching, the study of the same materials the student is learning, conferences with parents, time with a parent advocate, and at times, phone calls aimed at restoration.

New Lifehouse wants each teen to discover the purpose for which God has uniquely designed her. For senior students, to help find and develop their strengths, NLH offers advanced leadership training.

“Teen Challenge works. It is effective; it is literally changing the lives of young Americans from every walk of life.”
– President Ronald Reagan

Brush Creek Academy

Brush Creek AcademyTherapeutic Boarding School for Struggling Teenage Boys … Where Change Happens!
Brush Creek Academy helps once troubled teenage boys begin living a more fulfilling and intentional life.

First-Class Boarding School, Spiritual Support, & a Top Education … Restoring Teens & Families for a Brighter Future
Welcome to Brush Creek, a ministry of Teen Challenge Oklahoma! Brush Creek is a lower cost, ranch-based Christian boarding school designed for at-risk boys, age 14-17, who are struggling with life-controlling issues. Brush Creek’s goal is to provide teens and their families with the tools and resources to thrive academically, relationally and spiritually.

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Designed for Boys Who Are Struggling
Brush Creek is a Christian boarding school for boys, designed for troubled teenagers who are:

» Making poor and even dangerous choices
» Acting entitled, selfish, or detached
» Manipulating family and others
» Lying, sneaking out, isolating from family
» Rebelling against authority
» Depressed, withdrawn or self-destructive
» Struggling with anger, family discord, peer pressure
» Academically behind or unmotivated.

Why Choose Brush Creek for Your Struggling Teen?
• Brush Creek’s chief goal is to facilitate the restoration of a positive relationship between the teen and their family through guiding, mentoring and through modeling the love and hope of Jesus Christ. They work with troubled teens who have had a disconnect somewhere along the line and have gotten off track in life.
• Brush Creek exists to provide families with the assistance they need to help their teenager succeed in life relationally, academically and spiritually.
• Brush Creek’s exceptional staff appreciates the uniqueness of each student and helps teens to embrace their God-given purpose for their future.
• Students in Brush Creek’s care learn quickly they are being given an awesome chance to get beyond their past failures, so they can restart their life and their relationships with family on a new, solid and positive foundation.

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About the Campus
Brush Creek Academy is located on a 915-acre ranch setting in northeastern Oklahoma. The campus sits at the foothills of the Ozark mountains with a beautiful clear flowing stream running through the grounds. On the property, students have opportunities to hike, fish, camp, hunt, swim, and learn archery. Cattle graze through the valleys and the hills where the boys can learn how to care for them and the other animals at Oasis Animal Adventures.

Brush Creek Academy’s location on a ranch property provides young men experience that will help instill a positive, strong work ethic into their character. Two life skills Brush Creek hopes their students accomplish in this environment is learning to take personal responsibility and concern for others.

Students can help care for livestock and horses year-round at the Ranch. Feeding, grooming, cleaning living areas, as well as providing ongoing medical needs of the animals are all a part of ranch life.

With over 900 acres of property, there is any number of things needing to be done on a constant basis. Students are involved with everything from clearing brush and cutting wood to repairing fences and fixing equipment. Your son may have opportunities to practice practical skills such as carpentry, auto maintenance and more. These activities and tasks help develop their sense of responsibility and pride in a job well done.

Brush Creek AcademyWhat is expected for a student to complete the program?
The program works on a level system. Each level consists of a particular length of time, and each level has different requirements the student must fulfill before eligibility to advance to the next level.

What type of counseling do the students receive?
Upon entry into the program, each student is assigned an advisor to provide individual one-on-one guidance and mentoring determined by that student’s particular needs. The proven cure for life-controlling problems is based on the embracing of Biblical principles to spiritually improve the quality of his character. Students also meet with the Life Skills Counselor to work through the student’s individual issues through personal learning contracts throughout the duration of the program, as well as in group sessions during the week. The Program Manager oversees each student’s overall needs and works with family, student, and staff to see that restoration is brought to both the student and family.

best therapeutic boarding schoolsWill the student receive educational classes in the program?
Students attend Brush Creek Academy’s privately accredited school, The Cross Christian Academy. Students also participate in Personal and Group Studies for a New Life. The curriculum and faith-based structured classes help to establish a foundation of Biblical knowledge leading to spiritual growth, and to a life-changing, continually growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

“Brush creek made me realize how much more I have to offer my family and friends. I am going to love my family with more love than I have. I will be more open to trusting people … it has put a new perspective on how I look at life.”
– Brush Creek Graduate

Cookson Hills Christian School

For many kids, Cookson Hills is their childhood home. For others it’s a temporary home for about two years. All kids come here to live within a family. They enroll in school, they learn, they play sports, they make friends, they help set the table, they laugh, they talk, they ride horses, they heal, and (we hope) they leave better than they came.

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About Therapeutic Boarding Schools in Oklahoma

Troubled Teen Schools in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services licenses and regulates adolescent facilities, group homes and other 24-hour care programs.

While accreditation is encouraged by the Oklahoma State Board of Education, it is not required for private schools. Teachers at accredited private schools must be certified; non-accredited schools are not required to employ certified teachers. Oklahoma private schools must require immunizations for students and each school must have a written health program.

Reference: https://www2.ed.gov