Below, you’ll find answers to some of the questions we frequently receive from parents, guardians and other caregivers. Read on for additional information details about Natchez Trace Youth Academy, such as what a student needs to pack for their treatment, when parents can visit and speak with their child, and more.
Our school is accredited so that all classes will transfer back to the student’s school of origin. Our school will be in touch with your child’s school to align schedules and curriculums as possible. Read more about our Education Services and Activities here.
Unless there is a significant reason why the child needs to see their current health provider, our students will receive treatment from our medical personnel and specialists in our community (as necessary).
We have a gym and outdoor basketball courts, and an Alpine Climbing Tower that provides therapeutic and team building exercises. We also have TSSAA Basketball and Track teams and participate in Amateur Athletics Union basketball events. Our students can also earn recreational outings that include outdoor activities, like swimming and climbing. Learn more about our outdoor activities here.
We do extend therapeutic passes to students to gain insight into their treatment and to prepare for discharge/aftercare. Once a student has progressed in the program to the point that it is felt safe and therapeutic for the child to prepare for discharge, we’ll extend a pass for a home visit.
Once the child has progressed to a certain level in treatment, family visits get scheduled through the youth’s therapist on Sunday afternoons in the school building.
Reach Out for Help
Our admissions staff is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. to schedule a no-cost, mental health assessment. Call 931-296-1183 to get started. For questions about our programs, you can also use our online contact form. In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.