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The Admission Process

We are an open-enrollment school. Our program focuses on helping teens between the ages of 10-17

- The Admission Process

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Contact us to find out how Oxbow Academy helps families year-round. We are an open-enrollment school. Our program focuses on helping teens between the ages of 10-17.

While there is limited space available at the Oxbow Academy, we can help your family. From the moment you complete our online assessment, you will have the support of our administrative team, including our admissions counselor and clinical director. Our first goal is to find the best help for your child, whether or not that is with us.

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The Admissions Process

Oxbow Academy is committed to supporting teens and their families when they need it the most. Families that choose Oxbow Academy will be provided with direction, discussion, and a clear path to success. You can expect to hear from our admissions team throughout the admission process, as well as on the day of admission.

Step 1: Connect

The first step is to contact us. It is highly recommended parents speak with us directly to better discuss their teens and understand more about their needs. As part of our initial call, we will discuss important information to help us better understand and support your teen.

Step 2: Review Your Unique Needs

Once you have supplied an application, our Admissions team will call you to discuss if Oxbow Academy is the right program for your teen. Factors of suitability include academic needs, clinical needs, and medical needs. This conversion will help us to build a personalized treatment plan designed specially to give your teen the support they need. If you feel confident and give us approval, we provide admissions documents for review and signatures.

Step 3: Transition

The final step is creating a transition plan for your teen. You will have help from one of our admission team members to figure out the best way to get your teen safely to our facility.

We know this can be a challenging season for both parents and adolescents. Our research-backed program has a history of healing success and we strive to ensure families feel connected throughout the process.

An Evidenced-based Treatment Program

Admissions Policies

Your teen is the top priority at Oxbow Academy. Thus, we want to determine if our services can serve you appropriately.

A student may be admitted for treatment if they meet the following criteria:

  • The student must pass a complete physical evaluation with our pediatrician. The Medical Director must approve students who are on psychotropic medication*. The student’s psychological or mental state must be at a level that their safety will not compromise the safety of other students or staff.
  • The student must speak English to effectively communicate with the therapist, peers, and counselors. The inability to speak English will result in treatment barriers that will affect the treatment outcome.
  • The student must be 10 to 17 years of age.
  • Students with communicable diseases may be denied.

*All medications are cleared during the pre-admission process. If there are special circumstances with your child's health, let us know.

Who Is Not A Good Fit For Oxbow Academy

At Oxbow Academy, we address complex emotional and behavioral issues. However, we have limitations and do not work with certain situations and diagnoses. We are transparent about our focus and strive to provide effective treatment within our scope of practice.

We do not work with the following situations and diagnoses:

  • Students under the age of 10
  • Medical Instability or any problem requiring prolonged or intensive medical care or monitoring. For example:
    • Eating disorders severe enough to require a feeding tube
    • Diabetes
    • Postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS)
  • History of Physical Violence
  • Non-English Speaking
  • Severe Autism
  • IQ Below 80
  • Anti-Social or Conduct Disorder
  • Psychosis, Schizophrenia, or Schizoaffective Disorder

If your teenager struggles with any of these issues, you may find help at

Choosing Oxbow Academy means choosing a program that is committed to helping your child thrive again. We understand the unique needs of teenagers struggling with mental health issues, and our experienced team is here to provide compassionate, evidence-based treatment to support their journey towards healing and growth. Don't wait to take action - enroll your child at Oxbow Academy and give them the opportunity to regain their sense of self and build a brighter future. Contact us now to learn more about our program and how we can help your child and family.

Frequently Asked Questions

Call us at 855-676-4272 or contact us online to request an application and connect with us about how Oxbow Academy might be a fit for your teen’s unique needs.

You can also start the process by completing our no-obligation assessment which will help us understand your family’s needs.

Start The Assessment

It’s important that parents feel comforted and helped through this difficult process. Families that choose Oxbow Academy will be provided with direction, discussion, and a clear path to success. You can expect to hear from our admissions team throughout the admission process, as well as on the day of admission. Updates will be provided to you about your teen and report how the student is adapting to Oxbow Academy and treatment.

You are never obligated to send your teen to Oxbow Academy. Choosing the right care for your teen is an important decision and we are here to provide you with the information you need to make the best choice for your teen. You are never bound to our organization, and we respect your decisions based on what you think is best for your family and teen. We work hard to never make you feel pressured. We aren't salespeople--merely people who are passionate about our program and the work we do. We may realize that a teen would benefit more from a different program, at which point we will help you find those resources and gather information.

Oxbow Academy works actively with insurance companies during and after treatment to help families receive reimbursement for program expenses. We understand the financial burden of treatment, and even if those resources may not be available during a teen’s time at Oxbow Academy, they can help later on if continued treatment is needed. We want to help families with their entire treatment experience.

Parents may worry about being alone during this process. We work with hundreds of families every year and can assure you that this is not the case! Parents are not alone in their struggles, and neither are their teens.

Our open enrollment policy allows students to enter treatment at any time.

You Have Questions, We Have Answers. Your Call is Confidential.

Oxbow Academy is fully operational during the COVID-19 crisis. Contact us if you need help with treatment for sexual addiction, sexual abuse, pornography abuse and other compulsive behavior issues.

Knowing When to Seek Help

Many parents find it difficult to tell healthy curiosity about sex from a potentially dangerous situation. There are clinical evaluations that can help make that determination easier. One of these evaluations is the Sexual Addiction Screening Test (SAST).

On the SAST, you will answer a series of simple yes or no questions about their teen. The answers are completely confidential. No information connects you to your assessment. After you complete the SAST, you will be taken to a new page that shows a score representing the level of risk.

After you get your score, you will have the chance to request a call from someone who can help answer your questions. You will only be contacted if you make a request. Whether you request a call or not, your information will remain confidential, and you will be under no obligation.