SHA Student’s Letter of Encouragement

Students often write the Shepherds Hill Academy (SHA) team after graduation. See the encouraging words this young graduate had to say about Shepherds Hill Academy.

I think therapeutic living for teens is very helpful and potentially life saving. I mean, it saved my life. I attended Shepherds Hill Academy for eight months. When I came to Shepherds Hill… I was a lonely teen that used drugs and alcohol daily. I learned many things at SHA like how to cope with my feelings and emotions and not to turn to substances like alcohol and drugs. I also learned many other things like to always show respect to elders, and always have patience for others and not take anything for granted.

I’m so thankful for the life I’m living now; as I have lost two of my old friend’s in the past two years and currently have my old best friend sitting behind bars facing thirty years, and another friend that just got out a few months ago. I went from having a 1.0 GPA to having a 3.5 GPA and living a way better life. Therapeutic living (SHA) has definitely changed me for the best.  

-SHA graduate from FL

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Teen Recommends Shepherds Hill Academy after Stay

More times than not, teens recommend Shepherds Hill Academy upon graduation.

See what this student says about why parents should send their teens to Shepherds Hill Academy therapeutic boarding school.

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The Parent Conference at SHA Brings Hope and Change

Each year, Shepherds Hill Academy (SHA) has two Parent Conference events. This is a time for SHA parents to get together, attend parenting classes lead by Trace Embry and Allison Wallace. This conference is an intensive time of training for families and their teens. See what this parent had to say about the SHA Parent Conference.  

“The breakout session was great in helping us prepare for our child to come home in two months. Everything about the weekend was wonderful. The staff did an excellent job preparing for the event and assisting the parents. Thank you for all the time and energy you put into this event and everything else you do to help our child and to bring us back together as a family.”

-SHA Parent

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Shepherds Hill Academy Provides Families with a Standard of Excellence

Shepherds Hill Academy hosts a parent conference twice a year for their students and their families. This provides parents with eye-opening experiences. Parents have found these conferences crucial in how they continue to raise their children. Listen to this parent’s feedback on Shepherds Hill Academy’s parent conferences.

We were provided great insights on many topics and forums to connect with others, and there was outstanding food.

We support you in your efforts to reach as many teens that are going through what our child is going through. Thanks again for your outstanding “spirit of excellence.”

We appreciate all your hard work!

-RB from Georgia

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Teens Experience Emotional Healing at Shepherds Hill Academy

Troubled Teens from all across America experience emotional healing at Shepherds Hill Academy. (SHA). Listen as this family shares their experience of the journey they encountered through SHA.

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Shepherds Hill Academy Team Consists of Servant Leaders

The Shepherds Hill Academy (SHA) team consists of servant leaders that have a passion for serving families. See what this parent had to say about their enrollment experience:

We are the one’s blessed to find SHA and for their wise decision to hire you as our intake coordinator. You have been a lifeline of hope for me during the darkest of days. I woke up this morning knowing our daughter was safe in the arms of a loving program and in the hands of our Lord. I look forward to getting to know everyone better at SHA over the next year.

-Parent from Georgia

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A Letter of Appreciation from a Parent at Shepherds Hill Academy

Parents from time to time send letters of appreciation for the life changing results God has had in their lives. Our team is always encouraged by them. See what this family had to say.

“We just wanted to thank you and Trace for following God and starting Shepherds Hill Academy (SHA), and for continuing to provide a safe place of discipline and healing in a God centered atmosphere. We can’t imagine what we would’ve done if SHA wasn’t available. We looked extensively and talked with many people and facilities. There was no other choice, no better place for our daughter and we knew it.

From the very moment we arrived, you and your staff took the time to hear us and listen. You didn’t act like you had heard it all before or knew the situation better than we, or treat us like we were the reason our daughter was there. We had already walked quite a road by the time we made it to you and we were worn and tired. It was hard to drop off our daughter and leave her at another strange place especially after all she had been through, and all of the shifting from here to there before her adoption just 5 years previous.

The excellent communication from the program manager made the transition much easier. We could tell from our conversations that she was able to truly discern and was getting to know our daughter and the things with which she struggled.  She wasn’t a number or a job, but a person that was truly cared about; and she was being challenged and disciplined in ways that were for her good, and out of love.

The office staff must be commended as well. When calling in, the phone was answered right away. If the person didn’t know the answer to a question, they found someone who did.  I could go on and on. It has been very clear that you guys do things right. From the staff that you hire to the policy you implement in your care of our children. Thank you all so much. We don’t know what is to come with our daughter, what choices she will or won’t make, but we know she has had her best opportunity because of her time at SHA.

God bless you all as you continue the journey.”

-Parents from GA

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