Anchor Academy

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Anchor Academy is a behavior modification facility located north of Vanduser, Missouri [1]

They were previous located in Montana [2]

It is a all-boys facility with a self proclaimed Christian approach to the process of reprogramming the detained boys.

They were founded in 1999. The targetgroup is boys aged between 13 and 17.


The average stay of the detained boys is claimed to be a year.


The facility uses the Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.) workbook curriculum provided by School of Tomorrow [3]. School of Tomorrow requries that just one person in an entire school be "certified" to use the curriculum. This certification is NOT from any state agency. It is issued by School of Tomorrow. This enables schools to use the curriculum without having any certified teachers by the State.


This facility is investigated for the use of corporal punishment

On thier article webpage they have an article named: How to raise a rebel. They state:

1. Don’t discipline him properly according to scriptural principles. Just believe the lie that spanking is old fashioned. He that spareth his rod hateth his son Proverbs 13:24

It could seem as they do use corporal punishment at the facility when they recommend it in general.

In the news

The local newspaper wrote an article about the facility in a very encouraging tone with the motive of supporting the creation of jobs in the remote part of the state [4].

On august 16 - 2007 they announced that they will move the facility to Vanduser in Missouri [5]. As of July 2008 the old website was closed down. The reason for moving is not stated, but Montana are working on new law regulating such facilities.


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