Placement Requirements

The following list serves as a guideline for our requirements of children and their families. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our Admissions Team at 770.967.8500 or email us at


  • Applicants for the residential program need to be ages 8 (3rd grade) – 15 at admission.
  • Average age of applicants is 11-14.
  • Minimum IQ of 75.
  • Mild to moderate emotional and/or behavioral problems.
  • Grades 3-5 and 10-11 are served through a hybrid educational program that consists of an online curriculum supported by in-person teachers. Grades 6-9 are served in-person at the Eagle Ranch School.
  • No history of sexual offending behavior or sexual perpetration.
  • No active suicidal or homicidal threats, ideation, or behavior (If there is a recent history of suicidal or homicidal threats, ideation, or behavior, Eagle Ranch requires a 3 to 6 month period of stabilization and may require a review of psychiatric and hospital records to determine the eligibility of placement).
  • Average length of stay is 24 months.


  • The child and the child’s family/guardian must reside in the state of Georgia within 80 miles of the Eagle Ranch campus in Flowery Branch, GA.
  • Participation of the family is essential when working towards family reunification.
  • Family involvement includes:
    • Regularly participating in parent group meetings and family therapy sessions
    • Following the Eagle Ranch program schedule regarding pick up and drop off times for home visits
    • Providing a home for the child every other weekend, holidays, school breaks, and other times when home from the Ranch
    • Regularly communicate with Eagle Ranch regarding what happened on home visits

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