Wings of Faith Girls Academy
Wings of Faith is a low cost therapeutic boarding school for struggling teen girls, ages 8-17. If your teen girl is deceitful, struggling with authority, running away, coming home late, sexually promiscuous, experimenting with alcohol or drugs, failing school or hanging out with the wrong crowd, this program can help. Wings of Faith Academy’s purpose and goal is two-fold. First, they want to work with each teen striving to help her become a God-honoring and parent-honoring young lady and to be an honest, hard-working asset to the community in which she will live. She will be taught how to care for a family and home. They also desire to help her achieve a personal walk with God. For the young lady whose relationship has been destroyed with her parents, we help to repair and rebuild that relationship. Instead of the student quitting or resorting to the “easy” solution, the staff at Wings of Faith works with these young ladies in order that they may find the right answers to their problems. Secondly, Wings of Faith Girls Academy provides a college preparatory program that will prepare her for a chosen vocation in life. Wings of Faith School helps your teen to achieve an academic level of skills so that she may receive the credits needed for a high school diploma. This program serves both the teen girls of high academic ability through an accelerated progression to college-level courses, as well as the teen girls of more modest abilities through a flexible curriculum that allows the time for mastery of fundamental concepts and skills to be achieved at the highest level of each teen’s ability. Girls at Wings of Faith participate in many different activities throughout the year. Your teen will enjoy the simple things in life once again. If you miss the little girl you once had, Wings of Faith Academy provides the care and structure that will bring her back to being a sweet young lady once again.
Typical boarding schools tend to expel misbehaving girls, but Wings of Faith welcomes them and works with them to change their behaviors. They offer a well-balanced therapeutic program to help each girl get back on track spiritually, behaviorally and academically.
BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION: It is important for teens to learn coping skills, character, self-discipline, personal accountability and good habits. Wings of Faith therapeutic program offers a structured environment and counseling where at risk teen girls get the help they need. They provide an environment that helps teens see their issues and decide to make positive changes in their lives. Their methods have been turning teen girls around for many years and their school is a member of the Missouri Association of Christian Child Care Agencies (MACCCA). ACADEMICS: Yes, your teen can get caught up and excel in academics at Wings of Faith. They also have college preparatory studies and our curriculum is accredited. They use the School of Tomorrow curriculum which uses a PACE program. This gives the teens an opportunity to catch up on credits they have missed or failed. The curriculum is individualized to the needs of each student. Lighthouse Christian Academy, the distance-education provider of Accelerated Christian Education® (A.C.E.), provides the opportunity for WOF students to receive an accredited transcript and diploma. Lighthouse Christian Academy (LCA) is accredited through Accreditation International. AI is a recognized member in good standing with National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA), the Council on Occupational Education (COE), and the International Council for Education. As a direct result of this accredited status, student’s education while attending WOF can receive a validated diploma and transcript. WOF provides a college preparatory program that will prepare your girl for a chosen vocation in life. Our school helps your teen to build her academic skills and earn the credits needed for a high school diploma. This program serves teen girls of all academic aptitudes. Those who are able can work through an accelerated progression to college-level courses. For those with more modest capabilities, a flexible curriculum allows time for mastery of fundamental concepts. We strive to see each teen achieve at the highest level of her ability. SPIRITUAL EMPHASIS: All girls in our therapeutic boarding school learn Biblical principles that deal with many different teen issues. Chapel is also a very important part of our program. Multiple top notch speakers visit their school and help conduct the chapel services. Many of these are national speakers who have been helping teens for many years. When a teen finds her faith again and surrenders her life to Christ, it is amazing to see the miracles that take place and the changes that the teens make. True healing comes from a change in heart and a relationship with Jesus Christ. The following are some of the signs that mark the marvelous transformation that we see take place in our students’ lives:
- Reconciliation with God and Family
- Acknowledgement of past wrongs, accepting responsibility and seeking forgiveness
- True confidence in the unique individual they are
- Academic improvements
- Gifts and talents begin to excel again
- Becomes a positive influence on others
- Speaks the truth and makes the truth known
- Submits to authority
Our desire and goal is to encourage and nurture respect, self-discipline, leadership, and creativity in the young girl’s life, whether academic, religious, social, athletic, musical, or extracurricular.