George Thomas Jr. Academy became a reality through a generous donation from Dr. George and Janie Thomas in memory of their late son, George Thomas Jr. The educational component of Youth Town provides greater accountability and structure for our students. With an adult-to-student ratio of approximately 4:1, our school is staffed to offer maximum academic opportunities for students to earn credits toward Tennessee graduation requirements or HiSET (GED). In 2023, we saw 147 students enrolled in our program. Youth Town is a program that helps teenagers stay up-to-date with their schoolwork while they receive treatment. They do this by making academic participation mandatory along with therapeutic services. George Thomas Jr. Academy is accredited by the Tennessee Association of Non-Public Academic Schools (TANAS) and approved by the Tennessee Department of Education as a Category 1 special population school. All of the teachers at George Thomas Jr. Academy hold professional teaching licensure.
The George Thomas Jr. Academy became a reality thanks to a generous donation given by Dr. George and Janie Thomas in memory of their last son, George Thomas Jr.