Boarding School for Girls

A Boarding School for Difficult Girls…Learn More About Columbus Girls Academy

girls schoolColumbus Girls Academy works with teenage girls with life-controlling issues and troubling behaviors that if continued, will negatively impact their future. We enroll girls ages 12-17, year-round.

Columbus Girls Academy is an affordable nonprofit program and school, less than half the cost of typical therapeutic boarding schools. Situated on a beautiful, rolling 200-acre campus in Southeast Alabama, the school has been helping struggling teen girls find a more productive and positive lifestyle and attitude for more than four decades. Teens come to Columbus Girls Academy from around the country.

Columbus Girls Academy has a strong history of developing girls in four main areas: spiritual, social, academic, and physical. The program is planned and disciplined so that girls feel safe and cared for during their stay here.

therapeutic boarding school for girls

boarding school for troubled girlsOur students have the opportunity to achieve a premium education that is well-rounded and fully accredited.  We offer year-round school while we also deal with each girl’s behavioral and emotional issues.

We believe that a Christian worldview and a classic education is needed for teens who have previously had a poor or undisciplined educational experience, leading to a lack of preparation for their own future. While enrolled here, students are required to work on their courses all weekdays, catching up for lost time and retaking failed or low grade courses.  Our on-campus accredited private school is facilitated by Ignitia Virtual Academy (part of Edgenuity) and taught by our own certified teachers.

A Second Chance at Education

Teens come to us with a wide variety of academic records, often with a history of failing grades and skipped classes. For many of our students, enrollment here means a second chance at graduating high school, a possibility that had nearly been destroyed by their former lifestyle. Our self-paced curriculum, along with one-on-one instruction from our teaching staff, allows students to gain mastery of subjects and earn missed credits toward a high school diploma.

schoolOur educational program features our own in-class teachers, and coursework is facilitated through Ignitia Virtual Academy (a part of Edgenuity).  It is a fully accredited online Christian worldview school with a personalized learning environment designed to help students achieve strong educational goals.  Ignitia motivates our students to achieve phenomenal progress towards high school completion and beyond. Through Ignitia, we offer basic courses, honors, and Advanced Placement courses, credit recovery, intervention, and test readiness.

Edgenuity is a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services. It is in use by more than 20,000 schools, including 20 of the 25 largest school districts, to meet academic goals and improve student outcomes.

school accreditation

Ignitia Virtual Academy is accredited through Cognia (formerly AdvancED) and the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and as such has nationally recognized accreditation. This is the same accreditation awarded to public schools and is fully recognized by high schools and colleges across the country. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has also approved the Edgenuity instructional model and curriculum for online instruction of student-athletes.

educationWhile the Ignitia program is intuitive and self-paced, our own certified classroom teachers make sure that our students keep up their coursework, offer tutoring, answer any questions, and give each student plenty of encouragement.  Students who fail to keep up or are having difficulty with a certain topic are specifically helped, but if they are just dragging their feet out of rebellion, they may lose out on some privileges like outings and fun times until they choose to get caught up.

Increasing Student Engagement, Progress, and Achievement

Keeping students engaged in what they’re learning is vital to ensuring they master standards so they can move forward in their education

The Ignitia Virtual Academy online classroom program is especially helpful for students who are failing or have fallen behind in their studies. It meets the rigor of Common Core and state standards, as well as various state’s graduation requirements. Our online courses and curriculum are grounded in research and are aligned to state standards.

The curriculum is laid out using a variety of teaching strategies and assessment tools such as direct instruction video, use of e-notes, transcripts of lessons, warm-ups, practice journals, quizzes, tests, writing exams, etc. Students who want to use their time here to get ahead can often complete two courses in the same amount of time it would take to complete one classroom course, allowing them to make up credits that they missed out on prior to coming here, or allowing them to get ahead or retake courses to improve their GPA. Students who return home before graduating high school here can easily continue their courses online at home, making for a seamless educational experience.


boarding schoolOur math subjects are enhanced by IXL.com, which provides grade-level practice problems per math concept that ensures a student’s mathematical confidence. academicsWe also use other teaching tools such as Reading Plus, which has been shown to improve the reading level of a high school student. 95% of our graduates attain university reading level, showing a dramatic change in their comprehension abilities.


How Our Academic Program is Different

Our educators and support staff strive to match the student’s courses with courses from their primary school. We work closely with the parents and students to design an individualized program of study that best supports the child’s past educational progress and future educational or career goals.

Our teachers and counselors also lead our own faith-based character-building training courses with the students, which are a key aspect of our overall program. We utilize the Bible and landmark books by today’s leading evangelical Christian authors to teach key concepts. Christian speakers and musicians visit our campus to provide spiritual instruction, encouragement, and motivation, and the boys are taken to off-campus spiritual events.

In today’s culture, what we DON’T teach is almost as important as what we DO teach…
Unlike today’s public schools and schoolbooks, we don’t push a sociopolitical agenda, race theories, gender manipulation, and altered American history. We simply teach the most important skills needed in life and we help our students find real purpose and meaning.

Students learn to become independent while building strong academic and problem-solving skills. Our academic program teaches to the child’s strengths and enables our teachers to intercede when conditions indicate help is needed. Close supervision, the latest education technology, and individual workstations support and motivate students to continue their education throughout the time they are in our behavioral therapy program. Individual tutoring is also available in the classroom for specific subjects.

Our academic program includes:

• Fully Transferable Credits
• Cognia Accreditation
• Latest Technology
• Optional Tutorial Services
• Low Student-to-Teacher Ratio
• Skill Building
• Educational Remediation
• Credit Recovery
• College Preparatory Courses
• GED/SAT/ACT Preparation

Students thrive and get ahead on our structured, year-round schedule. Our educational routine is focused on the classic educational basics, but we also emphasize character, honor, respect, time management skills, responsibility, and accountability. Academic expectations are taken seriously, and our students discover a sense of pride in succeeding with each new educational level.

Self-control and self-discipline are key benefits of our academic program — two character traits that will help them succeed in every aspect of their life. They discover true satisfaction and confidence from attaining goals and achieving good grades, through hard work and self-management. This helps students transform into productive and cultivated adults upon graduation and beyond.

A Boarding School for Girls, with Therapy and Counseling

girls schoolThe professional staff at Columbus Girls Academy work hard to cultivate a positive peer culture. Each girl is taught to be responsible for her own actions and to hold others accountable for theirs, and to change her focus from self to serving others. We seek positive decisions, not out of strict obedience but from genuine self-motivation.

Counseling at the boarding school for girls occurs in both individual and group situations. Each student works with a mentoring team member who also serves as the point of contact for the family. Adapted for each girl’s circumstances, the curriculum encourages introspection and examination of personal problem areas through tools such as scripture memorization, character quality studies, and more.

Each girl’s life on campus involves a variety of recreational and extracurricular activities each week. Recreation adds enjoyment to daily life with activities on our 35-acre private lake, special outings, and field trips, concerts, and team-building events.

Columbus Girls Academy balances discipline with individual responsibility. We see marvelous transformation in our residents every day as they come to true confidence and life purpose.

See how this lower-cost and reputable boarding school just for troubled girls can bring about restoration in your family. To find out more, we invite you to explore our website, then use our inquiry form or call us today.

Please call us for fill in the online inquiry form for more information about this highly praised boarding school for girls in Alabama. It’s nearby and affordable, so you can regain hope and your girl can focus on a better way to behave, while catching up on her academics.

THE FOLLOWING IS TO HELP US BE FOUND IN SEARCH, IT DOES NOT REFLECT OUR PROGRAM OR LICENSING:  Should you need help finding therapeutic schools, ranch for troubled teenagers, residential treatment centersteenage boarding schools, or therapeutic teen homes, please let us know.  Parents looking for therapeutic boarding schools for troubled girls and military schools for girls typically have a troubled girl.  Such therapeutic boarding schools for girls and girls homes provide help for troubled teens. Other girls-only therapeutic schools and Christian boarding schools for girls are places to send troubled youth.  The difference between an all-girl military school and a troubled teen therapeutic school has to do with discipline and methods they use. Typical Christian boarding schools are not places to send troubled youth, since they have no therapy and little discipline for troubled girls — they usually will not enroll troubled teens and are not considered troubled teen schools, unlike therapeutic boarding schools, residential treatment centers for girls, and Christian boarding schools just for troubled teen girls – a school for troubled girls.

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