Thrive Girls Ranch & Home (Texas)
Thrive Girls Ranch & Home is a year-round Christian boarding school for difficult and misbehaving girls, ages 12-17, located near Austin, Texas.
Thrive Girls Ranch & Home is an affordable, year-round Christian boarding school for girls ages 12-17 who are misbehaving and struggling with self-destructive or dangerous behaviors. We help girls transform into responsible, respectful and gracious young women. The therapeutic residential program in Central Texas features licensed counselors, a focus on academics, and a milieu of therapeutic activities. Girls also benefit from vocational training and mentoring, and it is all designed to help girls transition into a life where they thrive!
How Girls Benefit from Attending Thrive Girls Ranch & Home
Thrive is a boarding school that puts each girl’s schoolwork and grades back on track while also focusing on the girl’s attitudes and behavior. We make a significant difference in helping girls overcome life-controlling issues and self-destructive behavior. While working regularly with a therapist and our mentors, girls enrolled in this year-round Christian boarding school work on their education. They get up, and even retake courses to gain a better GPS. We offer all of the following to help bring about maturity and respect for others in these troubled girls.
A Second Chance At Education
Girls 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 with Thrive means a second chance at graduating high school, a possibility which had nearly been destroyed by their former lifestyle. Our self-paced curriculum, along with one-on-one instruction from our teaching staff, allows girls to gain mastery of subjects and earn missed credits toward a high school diploma.
A “Positive Peer Culture” means an environment where making right choices is accepted and encouraged. Girls who have been “following the wrong crowd” into destructive behaviors instead find themselves pushed by their peers toward responsibility, integrity, and growth. We reward positive choices. Our campus promotes teamwork and accountability among students as well.
We desire to see families healed and restored. We invite parents to visit with their daughter on campus once each month. These family days give families time to restore relationships within the supportive environment on campus. Parents also have the opportunity to spend time with other parents and with our staff and to receive good counsel.
What makes the therapeutic program at Thrive Girls Ranch & Home different?
At Thrive Girls Ranch & Home, we provide a complete therapeutic solution. Unlike traditional therapy, the counseling in our program is done continuously. It is our belief that every experience can become a therapeutic moment if used properly. On top of traditional counseling sessions, we offer equine therapy, a powerful treatment tool not found in most programs.
“My dad to this day is one of my best friends and we speak multiple times a week and I can confide in him. Having a relationship with God and my dad happened because of this program giving me the tools and showing me that path to make this happen. If you open yourself up like I was able to the possibilities are endless.” – Student
“My daughter is working with horses, studying in a classroom, or out rafting on the Colorado River, every experience has been a valuable therapeutic lesson. She has grown and developed character, integrity, and respect for others. ” – Parent
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