Boarding School, Therapy and Education in One…Restoring Teens and Families for a Brighter Future
Brush Creek Academy, in Oklahoma, is a lower cost, ranch-based Christian boarding school designed for at-risk boys, age 13-17, who are struggling with life-controlling issues. Their goal is to provide teens and their families with the tools and resources to thrive academically, relationally and spiritually. We help once troubled boys begin living a fulfilling life, equipping them to become happy, confident, self-reliant, and successful adults.
If your teen is struggling with rebellion, anger, drug use, or lacking in personal responsibility, call BCA at (918)-435-8206 to speak to the admissions staff.
Designed for Boys Who Are Struggling
BCA is a Christian boarding school for boys, designed for troubled teenagers that are:
» Making poor and even dangerous choices
» Acting entitled, selfish, or detached
» Drug/substance abuse or addiction
» Manipulating family and others
» Lying, sneaking out, isolating from family
» Rebelling against authority
» Depressed, withdrawn or self-destructive
» Diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, or anger
» Academically behind or unmotivated.
A Boarding School for Life Change
BCA’s chief goal is to facilitate the restoration of a positive relationship between the teen and their family through therapy, mentoring, and through modeling the love and hope of Christ. They work with troubled teens that have had a disconnect somewhere along the line and have gotten off track in life.
Academics at BCA
Brush Creek Academy is a fully accredited boarding school. When your student attends here he will receive a high quality education that holds the same accreditation as your local high school. This insures that the transfer of credits back to his public or private school is without question.
Our school’s study program allows for an education plan designed specifically for your son’s needs. We are purposely designed for a smaller student body, 20 students or less. We focus on grades 7-12. Your son’s education plan will be designed to make sure that he is challenged with a balance on making sure that completes the courses needed to get back on track academically if needed. Goals are set on a daily basis so that there is immediate feedback to the student to know how he is progressing.
All credits received from our school are fully transferrable. With the backing of our accrediting agency and the recognition of the Oklahoma State Board of Education, transferring of credits is a seamless process. Sometimes public schools are concerned about taking credits from a Teen Challenge program. Because our accreditation is the same one as the public school has, your son will return too there is never an issue with accepting credits, transcripts, or diplomas.
Accreditation and Dual Enrollment
Our academic program is fully accredited. Teen Challenge of Oklahoma makes sure that we meet every standard that public schools are required to meet. This is why we hold the same seal of approval from AdvancEd as your local public high school and university. AdvancEd is the parent organization for the former North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA-CASI) and the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CTI). Our school is also accredited by the International Christian Accreditation Association.
We have students from all over the United States representing many diverse school districts and graduation requirements. Because of our AdvancED accreditation students receive the credits they deserve.
The courses that we offer are largely computer based. This allows students to have a focused education plan and forces the student to make personal progress without getting lost in the crowd of a traditional classroom. We have also found for those students going on to college it has prepared them better for the personal responsibility for the academic progress that college demands.
Brush Creek Academy works to accommodate the many unique needs of our students. We offer some vocational courses, honors courses are available as well. Every student with an IEP (individualized education plan) is evaluated on a case by case basis.
Although the vast majority of our students come to us behind in school and with no goals for the future, they soon get back on track and begin to think about what lies ahead. Because of this we have concurrent enrollment with a local Junior College. This allows students to enroll in college courses while still being enrolled in school with us. These courses on completed on line and the student gets a jump start on his college career, receiving his first college credits.
Teen Challenge of Oklahoma takes educational success very seriously because it is important to you as well as being essential for your son’s future success. We have a strong track record of providing a high quality, structured educational environment. Our students go on to successful careers in many fields.
Academic Achievement and Repair of Past Academic Failure
Quality education is a high priority here at BCA. Academic struggles and or failures are common in students that are dealing with life-controlling issues or simply making poor choices. We work on both sides — while helping your son to overcome his life-controlling problems, we are building confidence back into him that a high school diploma is possible. Through setting goals and seeing that success is possible, it quickly gets boys back on track. Because our school is year-round, students have many more hours in the classroom than traditional education. This approach, coupled with a focused education plan, helps to ensure that repairing past failures can become a reality. It is also not about just gaining back past credits but also improving ones Grade Point Average (GPA). Credits are not given here at BCA, they are earned. The typical student that comes here will see his GPA increase as credits are only received when a student completes a course of study with a “B” or higher.