Admissions Process

Eagle Ranch is not an emergency shelter or short-term program. The admissions process may take up to four weeks, and an application must be completed by the child’s legal guardian. To get started, call the Ranch office at 770.967.8500.

The following is an overview of our process. As you move through these steps, we continually evaluate if our program can meet your family’s needs. If the Eagle Ranch program is determined not to be the best option for your family at any time in the process, we will provide a list of referrals upon request.

Step 1
You Contact Eagle Ranch. Parent/Guardian speaks with a staff member and answer a series of questions about your situation.

Necessary Documentation: At this point, if Eagle Ranch may be a fit for your family, you will be asked to send in some paperwork. Some of the paperwork required includes a completed program application, school records (academic & behavior), referral forms, and mental health documentation as determined by our Case Manager and/or Admissions Counselor.

Step 2
We Contact You. After reviewing documentation, our Admissions Counselor will contact you to either give you some helpful referrals if our program is not the best fit or help you set up the initial family interview.

Step 3
The Initial Family Interview. Meet with the Admissions Counselor and Continued Care Counselor for the Initial Family Interview. The purpose of this interview is for our team to know your family better, and for your family to gain a better understanding of the Eagle Ranch program.

Step 4
Final Interviews. If our program continues to appear appropriate, your family will then meet with your potential home team and a staff member from Eagle Ranch School.

Step 5
Acceptance or Referral. If accepted into the Eagle Ranch program, additional documentation will be needed for admission, and the date of admission will be determined. If the Eagle Ranch program is determined not to be the best option for a family at any time in the process, we will provide a list of referrals upon request.