Our Main Campus

Our Main Campus serves as a central hub for school, community programming and is a more highly scaffolded setting when students first arrive at Black Mountain Academy. With careful planning, the goal is to move to the Cordell campus when a student is ready for greater independence and responsibility.

Our Cordell Campus

The Cordell Campus, located a few minutes from our Main Campus, is comprised of three separate homes. Each of the homes located on the Cordell Campus is named after one of our local mountains: Mitchell, Lookout, and Graybeard. The intention of the Cordell Campus is to honor our students’ hard work early in their stay while also giving them opportunities to develop greater independence. Students living on our Cordell Campus have an increased amount responsibility that supports daily life skills integral to their long-term success. Given the intentional design of the Cordell Campus, we are able to assess a student’s overall function and address any gaps in their growth prior to a formal transition from Black Mountain Academy.

Our Community

Our Community environment is an extended “campus” of Black Mountain Academy. The students have daily access to normative experiences that are directly connected to their personal growth and social integration. Regular participation in the community allows for broader social experience as well as opportunities to generalize practical skills in a range of contexts.