Thank you for your interest in New Lifehouse Academy. We are honored to serve you, and our greatest desire is to see God’s will come to pass for you and your family. Our prayer is that you would be filled with his peace that surpasses all understanding through this difficult season.
New Lifehouse Tuition Is Far Less than Most Such Schools
The tuition for New Lifehouse is partially offset by donations from the community. So, our tuition is much less than other schools for troubled teens. It is actually less than what it costs us to provide 24/7 care, food, counseling, activities, and education for each student year-round. There is a one-time $3,200 fee upon enrollment. This is for curriculum, our equine therapy program, athletic equipment and a tech fee (for school). If you wish for your girl to go optionally on one of our missions trips (if she has progressed far enough in the program that this is a possibility) there will be a nominal travel fee.
How are We Different from Other Therapeutic Schools?
Most schools and programs for troubled teens mix students together, regardless of unique background. For example, many schools for rebellious youth are filled with truly “troubled” youth with no spiritual upbringing. The last thing a Christian parent wants is for their child to be thrown into a school with hardcore troubled teens with no understanding of things of faith (even if their teen has temporarily stepped away from their faith).
New Lifehouse Academy works solely with kids who have been raised in a good family where they have been taught right from wrong, and have a solid faith foundation that needs restoration. The typical student at NLA is a child who was raised in a Christian home, but has deviated from his upbringing and is in a state of rebellion. This child is under deception, has succumbed to the lies of the secular society, and is often acting entitled and self-absorbed.
Our goal, ultimately, is to see God’s love restore your teen to a life of promise and hope. We use tools that bridge the gap between parents and teens to see this carried out. New Lifehouse Academy is truly a place of learning, healing and restoration through grace.
The Enrollment Process
Please fill in our Inquiry Form to begin the enrollment process, or just to learn more. There is a one-time $300 admission processing fee if you go ahead and fill in an Application, but not to just connect with us to discuss your girl’s potential enrollment.
If you are ready to talk about enrolling your teen into New Lifehouse Academy, please call Admissions, at (918)435-8206 and our qualified team will walk you through the enrollment specifics and costs.
The next step of enrollment after application and acceptance is to set up the transportation arrangements. Many of our parents choose to accompany their teen to New Lifehouse Academy, where they meet the staff and tour the campus. There are plenty of wonderful accommodations near campus. If you are not able to accompany your teen, there are professional escorts that we can recommend.
Once our Admissions Department receives an enrollment application and the admission fee, one of our Admissions Coordinators will contact you within 24 hours (weekdays) and answer any enrollment questions you may have. At this time we ask that you begin to pray, seeking God’s perfect will. You can be sure that we will also be praying, seeking God’s will regarding the enrollment of your child. We will inform you of our enrollment decision soon after receiving and reviewing your submitted enrollment application.
The academic curriculum is included in the $1,000 one-time fee. Essentially, the coursework your child will complete is fully accredited, accepted in all 50 states, and all our coursework has been approved by local school districts. Many of our students receive their high school diploma while enrolled in New Lifehouse Academy.
Parents are required to provide seasonal clothing, sunglasses, gloves, and other such items. Upon the award of enrollment, each family will be given a comprehensive list of what is acceptable to bring with her upon enrollment.
Once you have enrolled your child you will need to be introduced to all of our policies and procedures. You will need to know about everything your child is going through in her first few weeks and beyond. There are a lot of details that you will need to be aware of and need to be a part of.
Your first step, however, is to fill in the inquiry form or contact Admissions at (918)435-8206 to get all of the details on how to proceed.
How We Work With You
Our Admissions Department helps parents to determine if this academy is a good fit for them and their daughter. We’ll spend time learning about your girl’s needs as well as your family’s needs. In addition, giving as much information to them and taking the time to answer all their questions both over the phone and on the day of admission.
Our initial conversation is spent listening to the parent and encouraging them that there is hope. Sometimes that hope comes through New Lifehouse and sometimes it comes from them remaining at home and trying other interventions.
Initially, a pre-application is filled out so that we can learn some basic information about the student and the situation he is in. This allows us to be able to have a more focused and robust interview with the parent and eventually the student if possible.
Once a student is initially accepted, an interview with the student is preferred. The next step would be to set a date for admission. We have an open admissions policy which means we do admissions year around. The only exception is around Christmas. Admission is handled on weekdays only. Emergency admissions can be done after consultation and approval by the Executive Director. An Admission Packet with all the information is then sent to the parent or guardian for completion prior to admission. This packet includes a list of what to bring from documentation to toiletries. The length of the process is typically 7-10 days, but it can be accomplished in a few days if needed and if all the proper information is supplied by the parent.
The Admissions Department will remain in contact and available to you by phone and email throughout the process. We understand that this is most likely the most difficult decision and process that you have had to encounter. You are not alone and we want you to understand that and feel supported.