for high school graduates
Gap Year Program

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Why take a gap year?

As high school comes to a close, the pressure to figure out what’s next gets intense. We are offering a new gap-year program for high school graduates looking for a chance to invest in spiritual development, community living and leadership building. Spend this time learning what it means to be a Christ-follower.

Program Highlights
  • Program designed for high school graduates (18-20) who have no college experience.
  • Available for boys and girls.
  • 8-month program from September to April.
  • Holidays; Thanksgiving week, 3 weeks at Christmas and a Spring Break.
  • Based on our Lake Travis property, living together in a fully furnished three bedroom house.
  • All meals are provided 7 days a week while the program is in session.


Want more information or ready to apply? Fill out the form below. 

invest in your future

Preparing for real life adulting.

T Bar M is passionate about building up the next generation of leaders. As a Selah student you will have a great opportunity to cultivate new bonds and learn skills to be launched into the real world.

The Selah experience will be offered to both boys and girls and will be on T Bar M’s Lake Travis location near Austin.

You’ll get the opportunity to learn basic, everyday living skills you’ll use for the rest of your life.

Wanting to do both Selah and classes for a degree? We’ll encourage you to do both! There is plenty of opportunity for you to be all in on the program and take college courses online.

the gap year advantage

Read why high school grads should consider a gap year program.

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Spiritual Growth

Discipleship – We view discipleship as a daily practice in community living, with Bible study skills and real-life application.

Personal Discovery Work through an analysis of personal skills and gifting through a variety of testing and counseling sessions.

Skill development –  Develop marketable skills through apprenticeship construction, property maintenance, and typical camp readiness responsibilities.

Community living – Living with others together and doing life with each other … there will be plenty of fun and excitement.

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  • Total cost for the 8-month program is $12,500
  • A deposit of $500 is due once application is approved and accepted.
  • Tuition of $6,250 is due by semesters (September 1st and January 5th.) Payment plans are available.
  • Tuition also includes all program expenses except one mission trip in which funds are to be raised to participate.
  • Tuition also includes Selah swag.

Discipleship Staff

  • Keith Myer

    Director of Discipleship & International Programs

  • Bob Rudy

    Lake Travis Property Manager

Contact Keith Myer for any questions you may have or if you’re ready to apply!

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