A Place for Hope and Healing
The Academy at Double H Ranch is located within the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in rural Pickens County, near Jasper, Georgia. The Academy was co-founded in 2012 by Rebecca Hampton (CEO) and the North Central Area Mission Center a subsidiary of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board. In 2019, the Academy became a standalone non-profit organization, and now serves qualifying children in the community whose families are often below the poverty level.
The Academy starts each day with devotion, the Pledge of Allegiance and prayer. The Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) curriculum provides individualized studies for each student and an award program for advanced learning using positive reinforcement for chores well done, good grades and outstanding attitudes. The Cowboy Kids earn Cowboy Bucks as an incentive which can be used in the Academy’s General Store. In addition to the ACE course work, the Academy has extracurricular activities such as Art, Piano, Guitar, Sewing, and STEM programs, along with offering the students a variety of clubs.
The Academy provides an Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Athletic Equestrian League (EAP-AEL) approved facilitator and implements an Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) certified program of equine therapy on Fabulous Fridays. The Academy partners with Collaborations, Inc. to provide one-on-one therapy sessions for students with clinical psychologists. The Academy provides agriculture classes, Bible class, chapel, dance, and the Mighty Broncy life skills program. Daily balanced and nutritious meals are served to allow our students to perform to their highest levels.
The Mission of The Academy at Double H Ranch is to help low-income, at-risk students in Pickens County and surrounding areas prepare for life by providing a safe, loving, Christ-centered learning environment in which each student is treated with respect, and is inspired to reach his/her full academic, emotional, physical, and spiritual potential.
Meet Our Staff
Click here to meet the certified teachers and tutors, coaches and therapists, and support staff who provide the Academy’s classroom learning environments and Fabulous Friday, along with extracurricular activities such as agriculture, art, piano, guitar, dance, and sewing.
Meet Our Board Members
The board members of the Academy are active, collaborating board members. All board members help raise money for the school through the pursuit of individuals, church donations, foundation grants, and utilize their diverse talents to help with the school’s needs. Many of the board members prepare meals for the Cowboy Kids, teach summer school, assist in coordination of school events, needs and projects, along with setting Christian theology guidelines for the Academy.