Ridge Creek School

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Current status Open
Detainees.gif Capacity 175
Checked November 10, 2010
Open.gif Opened 2001 (Restructured since)

Ridge Creek School is marketed as a thereapeutic boarding school. It is located on 830 Hidden Lake Road, Dahlonega, Georgia [1]

The facility reuse the buildings of a former facility located on the address, which were named Hidden Lake Academy. Some of the management is the same.

The targetgroup is teenagers of both genders aged between 12 and 18 [2].

The average stay is 12 months [2]

Programs structure

Living conditions

The teenagers are grouped by 4 to 12 members in a group [2]. They sleep in gender separated dorms.


The webpage claims that the facility is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACSCASI) and Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC)


December 2010 two girls ran from the facility after an assault on the lonely night staff member. They were stopped by the police after a car chase and charged with aggravated assault, armed robbery, second degree criminal damage to property and conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and armed robbery [3]. They were taken to the Lumpkin County Detention Center, which properly would improve their situation as they will be given the right to a legal defence.

Recently a new marketing name has been introduced to the public. See Highlands Preparatory School. However July 2011 the local media told that the facility was in the process of closing down [4]

See also

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  1. The facility on Google Maps
  2. 2,0 2,1 2,2 Datasheet on NATSAP
  3. Students charged with assault, robbery of teacher, By Matt Aiken, The Dahlonega Nugget, December 1, 2010
  4. Ridge Creek Academy said to be closing doors, By Matt Aiken, The Dahlonega Nugget,July 20, 2011