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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 the intake counselor at 770.967.8500.


  • Intake applicants need to be ages 8-15 (Grades 3-9th) at admission
    • Average age of applicants 11-14.
  • Minimum IQ of 70.
  • Mild to moderate emotional and/or behavioral problems.
  • Must be able to function in a public school, although grades 6-9 will be served on campus at Eagle Ranch School.
    • Grades 3-5 and 10-11 are served at local public school
  • No current alcohol or drug dependency.
  • No history of sexual offending behavior or sexual perpetration.
  • No active suicidal or homicidal threats, ideation, or behavior (if history of suicidal or homicidal threats, ideation or behavior, a review of psychiatric/hospital records will determine appropriateness of placement at Eagle Ranch.)
  • Average length of stay is 12 – 24 months.
  • Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis.


  • Child’s family resides within 80 miles of the Eagle Ranch campus in Georgia.
  • Family involvement with the potential for reunification. Must provide home for child every other weekend, holidays and school breaks.
  • Family must be willing to meet at the Ranch to participate in all counseling and parent-support group sessions.
  • Child must have health insurance.