Below are answers to some of the Frequently Asked Questions that Oak Plains Academy staff receives. If you have additional questions or would like more information, please contact us at 931-362-4723.

Will the residents be able to make phone calls?

Phone calls are made during designated time during the week and only to those listed on an approved list made by the child’s parent or guardian. No incoming calls are allowed.

Will the residents need money?

You do not need spending money while at Oak Plains Academy. Any money you have or mailed to your child will be locked up until discharge.

Do the residents get passes to leave campus?

Yes. Passes are a very important part of the therapeutic process. They occur once the child reaches a stage in which they are demonstrating good control over their behaviors.

What are visitation days/times?

Saturday: 9:30am-11:30am Boys

Saturday: 1:30pm-3:30pm Girls

Sunday: 9:30am-11:30am Girls

Sunday: 1:30pm-3:30pm Boys

What is the typical length of stay?

Typical length of stay is 3-6 months; however, it can be shorter or longer depending upon treatment goals and the child’s personal progress toward those goals.

Can the residents have electronics, cell phones, etc?

No. Electronics, such as cell phones and iPods, are not permitted on campus.

What can the resident bring?

  • 7 pairs of pants (jeans, sweats, shorts)
  • 7 shirts (short/long-sleeved)
  • 12 pairs of socks
  • Light/heavy jacket
  • Flip flops (shower or pool type)
  • Bath robe, if desired
  • Pajamas, if desired
  • Tennis shoes (no more than 2 pairs)
  • Hiking boots (no steel-toe)
  • Books, journals – non-spiral

Please note: No clothing is allowed with music-related, beer/liquor, drug, violence, cigarette/tobacco, or sexually-inappropriate references. Also, no hooded garments, perfumes, skirts, shoes with heels, bandanas, v-neck shirts, low-cut shirts, sleeveless shirts or tight-fitting clothes are permitted.

Can the residents receive mail?

All residents have a right to send and receive mail; however, mail is restricted to a list approved by a parent or guardian. Please send any mail to: Oak Plains Academy, C/O Resident’s Name, 1751 Oak Plains Road, Ashland City, TN 37015

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