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We are a residential treatment program providing outstanding clinical therapy, incredible academic learning, and amazing outdoor responsibility and adventure for teen girls and boys, ages 12-17, who are looking for help and need to discover real change.
Ozark Trails Academy accepts students year-round and is licensed to provide all levels of therapeutic care for troubled teen boys and girls, ages 12-17 with mild to moderate emotional and behavioral problems, and those who are experiencing future-impacting relational or emotional difficulties brought on by trauma.
Limiting our care to 24 teens allows our 6 licensed therapists and experience trained staffers to give more attention to each struggling child. An individualized clinical therapy plan and focused care helps our students move to a better place mentally and emotionally in a much shorter period of time. Our residential treatment center also helps struggling teens find positive new ways to manage life’s obstacles and traumas that have strained their well-being and relationships in the past. We provide individual, group, family, equine therapy and 12-step health therapy.
The licensed therapists and trained staff at OTA work with students year-round to offer all levels of therapeutic care for mild to moderate emotional and behavioral problems. We serve teen boys and teen girls who have a history of suffering from trauma, adoption, RAD and abuse.
We also want your child to receive an accredited education and the support services needed to finish high school and receive their diploma!
Ozark Trails Academy provides an online education program through the Willow Springs School District (WSSD), Missouri Course Access Virtual School Program (MOCAP) and LAUNCH, which is a MOCAP provider. Courses are developed by curriculum specialists, certified teachers and digital developers that meet state learning standards. This includes dual credit courses that are postsecondary and allows your student to earn high school and higher education credits simultaneously.
Hidden deep in the hills of Southern Missouri on a beautiful 750-acre ranch surrounded by thousands of acres of the Mark Twain national forest, this awesome environment helps troubled teens completely disconnect from the outside vices of the world.
The environmental components at Ozark Trails also allow for an intensive clinical experience to occur while methodically, comprehensively and thoroughly addressing each teen’s needs. Research demonstrates better post-treatment outcomes when teen boys and teen girls participate in wilderness therapy in conjunction with residential treatment. This is made possible with unlimited access to spring rivers, caves, climbing, hiking, equine and biking trails, that provide the perfect balance of nature, within a safe home-like environment.
Riding and caring for horses, exploring, rock-climbing and river activities all contribute to the therapy process that helps troubled teens transform their hearts and minds. The natural setting allows students to commit their full attention to themselves, their individualized treatment, the peer dynamics at Ozark Trails, and their families.
Ozark Trails is a year-round program and can accept new students (domestic and international) at any time. Acceptance is based on a combination of a review of the student’s current and past history of behavior, and consultation with the student’s parents. Students enroll in our program for a minimum of eight months, and some remain through two years of college at Southwest Missouri State.
Program and tuition costs at Ozark Trails Academy begin at $6,000 per month. Your medical insurance may help cover the cost of treatment. To check your insurance coverage, call/text Admissions at (385) 352-3371.
Contact us today to find out if Ozark Trails Academy is a good fit for your troubled teen boy or teen girl.