A Day In The Life


A Typical School Day at Black Mountain Academy


7:30am

Wake, Personal Hygiene, Breakfast

Black Mountain Academy students learn age appropriate self-care routine as a means of starting their day poised to succeed.

8:30am

School

An opportunity to learn in ways that accentuate each student’s strengths in order to build self-efficacy, confidence, and a passion for learning.

11:30am

Group Therapy or Individual Therapy

A chance to work toward personal goals and make deeper, more meaningful connections with peers.

12:30pm

Lunch

Healthy nutrition with a chance to connect socially, enjoy respite mid-day, and refuel for the remainder of the afternoon.

1:30pm

School

Small classrooms and a variety of learning models support each students needs.

4:40pm

Recreation

Accessing all that Black Mountain has to offer within walking distance from school. Students will have structured exercise routines combined with other options that include trail running, walking, disc golf, tennis, soccer, basketball, and calisthenics.

5:30pm

Dinner

Healthy meals with an emphasis on locally sourced produce and time spent in community around a common table.

6:30pm

Student Directed Time

This is a time where our students can call parents, relax, do homework, participate in social groups, yoga, and other on-campus activities.

9:45pm

Lights Out


A Typical Weekend Day at Black Mountain Academy


8:30am

Wake-up and morning hygiene followed by breakfast

9:30am

Service Learning

Community service projects provide opportunities to practice empathy, social skills, and to give back to the local community. Staff and students work together to identify sites that are fun, engaging, and expand one’s education.

12:30pm

Lunch

Students will have the chance to help plan and prepare some of the meals. This life skill will help build self-confidence and encourage healthy eating habits.

1:30pm

Outdoor Adventure

Each week students will have a chance to participate in both structured and unstructured recreation. Some of these experiences will be adventure trips that expand upon student’s educational and vocational interests.

4:30pm

Chores and Housework

Maintaining a clean and ordered space is another means of self-care we teach our students while developing routine, life skills, responsibility, and organization.

5:30pm

Dinner

6:30pm

Music and Art

Staff and students will jointly plan arts and music outings. These may range from a walk to the local Center for the Arts for a pottery class, attending local theatre productions, or touring art exhibits throughout the Asheville area.

7:30pm

Relax

A time for self-care, fun, and reconnection with peers. Students will have supportive staff available 24 hours a day.

9:45pm

Lights Out

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