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Enrolling Your Teen at ALA

Thank you for your interest in Abundant Life Academy!  We are honored to serve you, and our greatest desire is to see God’s will come to pass for you and your family.  Our prayer is that you would be filled with his peace that surpasses all understanding through this difficult season. 

Why Abundant Life Academy?

ALA is very different from other therapeutic boarding schools for troubled teens.  First, instead of viewing the teens that come to us as “troubled,” we see them as good kids in need of a heart-change.  At ALA, our approach is unwaveringly Christian, and we believe Jesus is the only answer! 


How are we different from other schools?

Most schools and programs for troubled teens mix many different types of students together, and they are put in the same program no matter what their unique background is.  For example, many schools for rebellious youth are filled with truly “troubled” youth with no spiritual upbringing.  The last thing a Christian parent wants is for their child to be thrown into a school with hardcore troubled teens.

Abundant Life Academy works solely with kids who have been raised in the Church, where they have been taught right from wrong, and have a solid faith foundation that needs restoration.  The typical potential student for ALA is a child who was raised in the Church, but has deviated from his or her upbringing and is in a state of rebellion.  This child is under deception, has succumbed to the lies of the secular society, and is often acting entitled and self-absorbed.

Transforming Lives and Restoring Families

Abundant Life Academy uses an evangelical, Christ-centered approach to reconcile the child to the heart of God, equipping students and families to live a life of love, acceptance and forgiveness as modeled by Jesus Christ.  Our focus is on total restoration of the family.  Jesus’s simplest charge to us was to love Him and love others.  We learn to truly love the Lord when we truly love each other through the understanding of Agape love, acceptance and forgiveness.  

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Our goal, ultimately, is to see God’s love restore your teen to a life of promise and hope.  We use tools that bridge the gap between parents and teens to see this carried out.  Abundant Life Academy is truly a place of learning, healing and restoration through grace.

The Enrollment Process

Please fill in our Inquiry Form to begin the enrollment process, or just to learn more.

If you are ready to enroll your teen into Abundant Life Academy, please call Admissions, at 888-305-6729 and our qualified team will walk you through the enrollment specifics.

Apply to Abundant Life Academy

The next step of enrollment after application and acceptance is to set up the transportation arrangements. Many of our parents choose to accompany their teen to Abundant Life Academy, where they meet the staff and tour the campus. There are plenty of wonderful accommodations near campus. If you are not able to accompany your teen, there are professional escorts that we can recommend.

Once our admissions department receives an enrollment application, one of our Admissions Coordinators will contact you within 24 hours (weekdays) and answer any enrollment questions you may have. At this time we ask that you begin to pray, seeking God’s perfect will. You can be sure that we will also be praying, seeking God’s will regarding the enrollment of your child. We will inform you of our enrollment decision soon after receiving and reviewing your submitted enrollment application.

To navigate to the online and downloadable versions of our application, Click Here

As with most boarding schools, Abundant Life Academy requires a one-time enrollment fee. This fee covers a variety of upfront costs that are generally associated with setting up a new student, as well as to cover on-going unforeseen costs while your teen is enrolled in Abundant Life Academy. These costs include transportation, bedding and linen, bathroom and hygiene supplies, uniforms, and other miscellaneous incidental costs.

Academic curriculum is included in the monthly tuition fee. Essentially, the course work your child will complete is fully accredited, accepted in all 50 states, and all our course work has been approved by local school districts. Many of our students receive their high school diploma while enrolled with Abundant Life Academy.

Parents are required to provide seasonal clothing, gloves, and other such items. Upon the award of enrollment, each family will be given a comprehensive list of what is acceptable to bring with him or her upon enrollment.

Once you have enrolled your child into Abundant Life Academy you will need to be introduced to all of our policies and procedures.  You will need to know about everything your child is going through in his/her first few weeks and beyond. There are a lot of details that you will need to be aware of and need to be a part of. 

Your first step, however is to fill in the inquiry form or contact Admissions at 888-305-6729 to get all of the details on how to proceed.

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Christian residential schools and behavioral therapy for troubled teens with teen counseling to improve behavior problems of teenagers struggling with anger, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), attention deficit, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), substance abuse, depression, reactive attachment disorder (RAD), intermittent explosive disorder (IED), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, self-harm, or rebellion.

Therapeutic boarding school that provides troubled teens with teen counseling and adolescent therapy. Our East Coast therapeutic residential school and academy serves teens from homes throughout New England and in New York, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Lexington, Louisville, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Nashville, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Richmond, Tampa, Virginia Beach, and Washington DC. Troubled teens come to ALA mostly from the U.S. and Canada -- A SEVIS certified school for foreign residents.