Our residential treatment programming includes four days on campus and three days off campus. On campus, our goals are to provide a structured, home-like environment blending individual therapy, academics, and student life. Throughout their time both on and off campus, we continuously carry out evaluations that provide a clearer view of the student’s opportunities for continued growth.
During off-campus activities, we provide 3 days of safe, structured experiential learning designed to challenge our student’s budding skills and have some fun. This includes outdoor adventure programs, community service, equine therapy, educational field trips, and community-based activities. These adventures are often the best ways for us to assess the student’s social growth, as well.
In our experience, many students’ academic performance is related to their struggles to work with “shades of grey,” their study skills, and their motivation and desire to succeed. For many students, school once came easy and for a variety of reasons their grades often “fall off a cliff.” Our goal is to rebuild their confidence and develop specific skills for success.
Many of the Seven Stars students struggle socially, emotionally, and academically. The academic setting is a great place for students to address these deficits and learn new skills. Seven Stars offers specialized and individualized instruction for its students. The curriculum is designed and delivered by our Special Education Teacher. Assignments are customized for each student depending on their needs and required subjects. A wide array of instructional strategies are used in the classroom in an effort to meet students where they are in their learning as well as provide opportunities for growth.
In addition to the licensed and credentialed Special Education Teacher there are staff mentors in the classroom assisting students with their assignments and teaching appropriate classroom behaviors. Together, the teacher and mentors help students set small attainable goals to help them be successful.
The Seven Stars academic program is accredited by Cognia and credits earned are nationally recognized. Seven Stars is also NPS certified with the state of California. Credits for Seven Stars students are awarded based on in-class attendance and work completion. Seven Stars uses the Utah core curriculum and credit standards as the basis for awarding credit in applicable subjects with the eventual goal of helping students meet high school graduation standards. In certain cases, Seven Stars is able to work with home school districts to help students meet specific credit requirements that may be different from Utah’s Core Curriculum.
Our main goal is to understand your child’s academic strengths and weaknesses and help them build skills that will help improve their overall academic performance, social, and study skills in the classroom.
Help your child learn how to build lasting relationships and feel confident in their social skills.
Students share a single dorm building separated by gender. Between is a common room and central hub with 24/7 direct supervision.
We transition in groups to school, cafeteria, art class and physical education classes.
Safety is our primary concern, which is why our campus holds strong accreditations and memberships that require high standards of quality care.
Sharing campuses with Elevations RTC and ViewPoint Assessment Center, Seven Stars has access to large-facility amenities. Some residential activities that take place while students are on campus include: art classes, physical education and school.
Seven Stars’ goal is to offer students a community feel where students have an opportunity to explore new activities, stay active and build friendships. For some of our students, the simplicity of having fun and building self-confidence can be incredibly powerful. We provide opportunities to find new activities students might enjoy and these activities serve an ancillary purpose of providing ways for students to engage with one another and build relationships.
Parent Support Group
Connect weekly via zoom with other parents who understand and get it.
While each family has been on their own journey, you are not alone! Parents attending our support group are in a non-judgemental and supportive group of other parents which can lead to comfort and peace. In this group, parents get suggestions, encouragement, and hope. This group is run by a therapist but is designed to be an open forum for parents to bring whatever they need for the week. Parents learn from each other. More experienced parents guild the new parents and help them avoid common mistakes. Parents don’t need to feel isolated and anxious. There is help
These are extended weekends that meet quarterly, for a parent focused therapy work for them.
The goals of this work is to increase insight, awareness, effective coping skills, empathy, hope and connection. Each retreat is 4 days long and includes lodging, food, and recreational gear. Seeing parents do their own work is one of the best ways to validate a struggling child and increases the chances of a child being successful in the future at home. Parents attending these weekends leave with a plan of what they will do differently moving forward. Included in this is also an understanding of how change is brought about with their children and for themselves. Parents make long lasting connections with other parents and feel they have a safe place to express their own struggles.