Alice Blount Academy
Blount Youth Home was established in 1983 as an adolescent residential program.
Our mission has been to provide a safe, nurturing, structured environment for young men and ages ten to seventeen years old; that require life skills to develop positive self-esteem, positive self-discipline, and leadership as they prepare for successful transition back to their families and communities.
Alice Blount Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for:
Summer School Offered
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
- An adolescent residential program focusing on identifying risk factors and developing treatment modalities which:
- 1) interrupt negative behaviors & diminish negative attitudes
- 2) eliminate substance abuse and/or chemical dependency
- 3) empower age-appropriate developmental & social skills
- 4) contribute to positive role models & values & rewards
My son was almost 17 and on the wrong path (skipping and failing school, smoking, fighting, sneaking out, and being extremely rude and disrespectful) and we were really concerned about how he would turn out. Nothing we did make any real impact on his behavior so we searched for a good boarding/military school for months and decided to send him to Blount Youth Home. It was the best decision we ever made and it was the perfect place for him. Mr. Blount and his team teach these boys about respect, having good manners, and many other important life lessons. The boys learn how to do everything concerning running the facility such as laundry, cooking, taking care of the animals, fixing equipment, schoolwork, and keeping an extremely clean and neat bunkroom, bathrooms, and common areas. They exercise, live by a schedule, learn to not take things for granted, and about making better choices and doing the right thing. My son spent a year there and he would have stayed another 6 months there if COVID-19 had not happened. My son was not perfect when he came back but he was a much better version of his old self. More importantly, I learned how to deal with my son better because of the great advice that Mr. Blount would give me and because I had time and space to reflect on the mistakes my ex-husband and I had made. My son has been home for over a year now and he has a much better group of friends, he graduated high school, he has a job, he is much more respectful and doesn't argue as much and he wants to be a police officer! That would never have happened if it weren't for Mr. Blount and his team. Many boys have gone on to join the military and became successful young men. My son and I both still keep in regular touch with Mr. Blount and my son views him as a grandfather. He and his staff are tough on the boys but they are also encouraging, caring, and supportive. Mr. Blount is always rooting for the success of his boys and just grateful that my son was about to there!
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