What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?
Many teens (especially boys) today are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a range of behavioral disorders with symptoms such as poor concentration, hyperactivity, and impulsivity or short attention spans.
To treat ADHD, many parents resort to stimulants such as Adderall, Concerta, Daytrana, Desoxyn, Dexedrine, Focalin, Metadate, Methylin, Ritalin, and Vyvanse. These medicines have side effects such as headaches, weight loss, emotional changes, upper respiratory infections, abdominal pain, drowsiness, nervousness, sleep disorders, decreased appetite, throat pain, anxiety, and loss of appetite.
If your teen has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Agapé Boarding School is proven to help, without medication. We offer:
- A Highly structured environment
- Ability for your boy to make up failed courses
- Individual instruction and motivation
- Individual & group counseling
HELPING TROUBLED TEENS FIND A SUCCESSFUL PATH
Agape provides structure and counseling for troubled teens that have great academic potential but are currently unmotivated or seeking attention in all the wrong places and friends. Many teens struggle because of lack of motivation and behavioral problems. Academics and finishing high school is an important part of an adolescent’s foundation. Agape will ensure that your boy graduates.
Why is it Called Agapé?
Agapé is the Greek word defined as God’s unconditional love for mankind. That is what Agapé Boarding School is all about! We are a non-profit boarding school designed to show God’s love to teen boys who are struggling with behavior issues that can threaten their future. Agapé gives teens the opportunity to turn their life around by offering a fresh start, a quality education with fully accredited academics and college preparatory studies, as well as team and individual sports and vocational training.
Our Three Main Goals
1. Spiritual Growth
First, we help students to develop spiritually, which we believe will improve all other areas of the boy’s life and his relationships with others.
2. Behavioral Growth
Second, we help students to develop better behavior. Your son will learn many life skills and become a productive member of society. As his behaviors improve, he will begin to display character, discipline, and personal accountability, and he will rebuild broken relationships. We foster these changes through our structured environment, a level system for earning privileges and responsibilities; simple day to day events and responsibilities on campus that become learning experiences. Above all, we emphasize that lasting behavioral change is through a transforming relationship with Christ.
3. Academic Growth
Third, we provide fully accredited studies and individual instruction to help boys achieve academically. As students’ behavior improves, they often find new motivation in school. Your son will receive the credits needed to get back on track with his education or receive his diploma.
Agapé offers a safe environment to help boys with ADHD to get back on track. If you would like to know more about how Agapé Boarding School can help a teen diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), please contact us.