Military Schools In Tennessee

Is the behavior of your child causing chaos in your family life?

Have you seen your child display any of the self-destructive behaviors listed below?

  • Drug Abuse
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Abrupt Change in Personality
  • Adoption Issues
  • Uncontrollable Anger
  • Manipulative
  • Skips School
  • Lying – Stealing
  • You can’t make me, attitude
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Legal Problems
  • Family Conflict
  • Cutting – Self-Harm
  • Substance Abuse
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Fighting – Violence
  • Can’t Keep Friends
  • Grades Have Fallen
  • School Suspensions
  • Gang Involvement
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Runs Away
  • Depression
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Sexually Active
  • Blatant Disregard of Rules
  • Hanging With the Wrong Crowd
  • Attempted or Threats of Suicide
  • Bullying
  • Smoking
  • I hate you, attitude
  • Poor Emotional Control
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Never at Fault
  • Eating Disorder (Anorexia, Bulimia)
  • Withdrawn From Family


There are many reasons you may be considering sending your teen to a military school nearby instead of an out-of-state school. The financial costs of air travel for visits, a desire to see your child often and wanting to  participate in his or her recovery are all good reasons to choose one of the nearby military schools in Tennessee.

These are all important factors to consider, and will contribute to the decision-making process when selecting a school for your teen. Parent Resources can help you choose the right school to fit your teenager’s situation, and to meet the needs of your entire family.

Most military schools will allow prospective students’ parents to visit campus prior to enrollment, but they may have certain days of the week or hours for these visits. Parent Resources has gathered this information for you, so that it is easier on your family to decide which school your teen will attend. If an in-person visit is not possible, the Parent Resources staff can also provide you with enough information about the school, campus and curriculum that you will feel confident in your decision.

Many schools ask that the family wait a certain number of weeks before their first visit in order to allow the teen to adapt to life at the school. Others limit the frequency of visits for the same reason. Some parents enjoy this, because it limits their travel time and can help calm the family situation at home if there has been discord.

Other parents want to be able to see their teen anytime they want, and strict visitation rules could pose a problem for those families. In fact, some schools limit phone calls and emails in addition to visitation. Also, be sure to ask about off-campus trips with your child during visits. The policies vary widely regarding leaving campus with guests.

Some programs require parent visits, and the parents actively participate in the education of their teen. If this is the type of curriculum you feel would be best for your teen and the family, ask about schools with required visits or individualized plans for each student.

When choosing a school, there are many questions to ask, and Parent Resources has information on the schools in your area. We can also offer advice about which program is best for your specific situation. The knowledgeable staff at Parent Resources can answer questions about the military schools in Tennessee, as well as help guide you to make the right decision for your family. Give us a call for counseling or more information on our services.