Treasure Coast Academy
Gender: all male
Treasure Coast Academy is a residential boarding school in Florida, just for troubled boys. It is an accredited, private school registered with the State of Florida. The ranch property is located on a 30-acre parcel, 10 miles west of Vero Beach, Florida in cattle and orchard country.
Treasure Coast Academy provides a safe haven for boy’s ages 12-17 years of age with out-of-control behaviors. The program includes on-site schooling and group and individual counseling, family counseling, organized sports and recreation. Leadership skills, developing integrity and the importance of work are learned through indoor and outdoor chores and responsibilities.
The campus features horses and animals, a well-equipped gym and weight machines, a soccer field, baseball diamond, a basketball court, pool, game room, fishing ponds, and professional sport fishing boats to take frequent fishing trips. They have horses on the property that are often ridden, and at times taken on camping trips. They form strong relationships with each boy and much of the life-changing experiences take place while involved in these outdoor activities.
Treasure Coast Academy provides focused and individualized academic attention for the students in its care. Education goes on and credits are earned, but education is not our program’s primary focus. Character, integrity, hard work, and respect for others are what we concern ourselves most with. If those attributes are in place, education is more easily accomplished on campus and when the boy returns home.
Individual and Group Therapy
Therapy is ongoing at Treasure Coast Academy – all day, every day. Individual counseling sessions are not as frequent as the many 10-15 minute life coaching lesson that take place during school, work, or a sporting event. As was once said, “The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man.” Working with horses can provide life-changing therapy for a young man’s life. The same can be said for a day on the lake fishing with a good mentor.
Treasure Coast Academy is a year-round understands that success in life transformation depends on a strong loving family atmosphere when going home. Unconditional love with clear well-defined boundaries are just a few of the family dynamics we focus on teaching the family while the student is here. It is a safe haven or boys ages 13-18 years of age with out-of-control or at-risk behaviors. These young men are presented with opportunities for group and individual counseling, family counseling, organized sports and recreation. Leadership skills, developing integrity and the importance of work are learned through indoor and outdoor chores and responsibilities.
Treasure Coast Academy specializes in solving the following behavioral issues:
- Minor drug or alcohol abuse
Skipping school, resulting in failing grades
- Abnormal lack of ambition and care for the future
- Risky behavior
- Outbursts of anger and destruction of home property
- Running away from the home
- Stealing from or threatening family members
- Poor choice of friends
Lives are transformed here. They help the total person with spiritual, emotional, physical, social and educational challenges to prepare them for their new life.