Program

Gateway Academy

Address:
1213 Hope Ln, Bonifay, FL 32425

Website: http://christianmilitaryschool.org

Gender: Male
Age Range: 12 - 17

Phone: (850) 547-9011

Program type: In-patient - Addiction Treatment, Boarding Schools, Boys Only Boarding Schools, Christian Boarding Schools, Group Homes, Mentoring Programs, Military Schools, School for Learning Disabilities, Therapeutic Boarding Schools

Description:

Once a Christian military school, Gateway is now so much more — it is a life-changing boarding school for boys that builds discipline, respect and leadership. Boys who have gotten off track in life; they need discipline and they need order. They need to learn respect for authority and for their loved ones. And most of all, they need God in their lives.

Gateway remains regimented, but it now blends a character-enriching and vocational program into a military-like decorum. The boarding school has eliminated the meaningless drills and drill sergeants of typical military schools and boot camps. The year-round boarding school offers positive discipline and life-change in troubled boys, administered by caring and helpful mentors and peers who encourage them to success. The purpose is to help self-destructing and angry teenage boys do a turnaround and begin looking at life differently. Boys are transformed here; given a new purpose, a new drive, and a new passion to be a better person and to serve others.

This Christian boarding school with a military school flavor offers vocational and trades training, counseling, competitive team sports, spiritual emphasis and a hands-on missions outreach. These all combine to turn troubled boys into respectful and caring young men with strong goals for the future.

About Program:

Cost Per Day: $50 - $150

Financial assistance available: Yes

Average Length of Stay: Over 12 Months

Number of clients at facility: 50 +

Staff to Client Ratio:

Staff credentials:

Accredited school on site: Yes

Spiritual component: Yes

Christian programming: Yes

Family counseling available: Yes

Licensed within state:

Services:

Secure Facility

Capable of using physical restraint

Ability to dispense medication

Accredited school on property

Christian programming

Has a spiritual component

Recreation program

Family Therapy

Job Coaching

Life Skills Programming

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Should you need help finding rehabs, behavioral schools, private boarding schools or reform schools, please let us know. As the parent of a troubled teen, you’re faced with even greater challenges. This is especially true if your teen is abusing drugs or alcohol. A troubled teen faces behavioral, emotional, or learning problems beyond the normal teenage issues. While any negative behavior repeated over and over can be a sign of underlying trouble, it’s important for parents to understand which behaviors are normal during adolescent development, and which can point to more serious problems.

Teenagers want to feel independent – that’s normal. But that doesn’t include acting out in dangerous ways (danger to them, you or others). If your teenager is creating self-destructive situations, you can’t afford not to intervene. Teenagers don’t make severe switches in personality just out of the blue. If they’re making drastic behavioral changes, there’s a reason. It’s a cause-and-effect situation. As a parent, it’s your responsibility to identify what’s behind the change. It may be a recent event, or it may be something deep-rooted. Negative events that happened in earlier years will shape a child’s personality. By the time they become teenagers, they’ve been living with the resulting pain for most of their lives. Teenagers will act on these feelings with more lasting — and harmful — consequences. So, listen to him or her and resist the urge to judge or advise; sometimes just being heard helps. Even though they’re often reluctant to admit it, they seek approval, love, and a “soft place to fall” in their parents. If they don’t feel valued, loved and understood at home, they’ll turn elsewhere to get the acceptance they so deeply need. Your responsibility is to ensure the well-being and safety of your child. Intervening in a dangerous situation (like ones involving drugs, abuse or truancy) might make your child dislike you temporarily, but it will also save his or her life. Don’t “go along just to get along;” do what’s best for your child.

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