- What Is a Military School?
- History of Military Schools
- Daily Life at Military School
- Military School Discipline
- Why Military Schools?
- Who Are They For?
- Who Are They Not For?
- Alternatives to Military Schools
- Is Your Teen in Trouble?
- Military School Lingo
- Military Prep Schools
- Helpful Resources
- Articles on Teen Issues
Who are military schools not for?
- Students with learning challenges or disabilities, such as ADD and ADHD
- Students with serious behavioral issues such as depression, self- destructive behavior, very low self-esteem, incipient psychological disorders (eating disorders, drug or alcohol abuse, oppositional defiant disorder)
- Students who have experienced trauma that has led to emotional or behavior problems (victim of violence or abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder)
These troubled teens need specialized attention that not only focuses on stopping self-defeating behaviors that impact academic and social skills, but helps them build positive behaviors and coping skills to live responsible, healthy lives.
Programs that work with this unique group of adolescents integrate therapy and positive peer group activities with academics and skill-building to develop a young adult who isn't just blindly following orders - but rather, a young adult who understands the difference between a good decision and a bad decision and recognizes the relationship between their behavior and resulting consequences.
This allows the child to develop life-long, positive skills they can use in the real world. In the real world a teen isn't told to march three miles when they act out seriously - they end up suspended from school, losing a job, or in jail. Therefore, consequences in therapeutic programs tend to reflect better the consequences a teen will experience in the home environment.
The teen may lose status in the group temporarily and have to rebuild trust, or they may be required to do a project that addresses their particular issue by having them explore their self-limited beliefs.
Fast Facts About Adolescents
Obesity is one of the leading causes of low self-esteem. Among kids 12-19 years old, 17 percent are at risk of being overweight and 17 percent are overweight.
Copper Canyon Academy
Copper Canyon Academy, an all girls boarding school, offers an extremely comprehensive therapeutic program for troubled teenage girls. Girls and their families have the opportunity to participate in several forms of therapy while attending an accreditated school. Girls at Copper Canyon Academy learn to confront the past and look forward to the future by following a very proven "Trail to Success". This "Trail to Success" leads each student to develop self-esteem, self-awareness, self-confidence, self-reliance and self-management. Learn more about Copper Canyon Academy by calling toll free 866.858.4883 .