Improving through Residential Treatment

Residential Treatment (includes Student Life, Academics and Activities)

Average Duration: 2-9 months, flexible

As students transition out of the acute care stabilization & child assessment phase, they begin to move into Residential Treatment. This is where our student life programming provides a clearer view of the student’s opportunities for continued growth.

Our residential treatment phase typically 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.

In 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.

Academics

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.

Depending on the needs of your child, each student will have an individual academic plan. This is self-paced, packet based,  which includes an online assessment of comprehension determined through their academic assessment, during their stay in Residential Treatment. We understand that each child is on varying levels in terms of learning styles, which is why Seven Stars tailors to individual needs.

For those students who need more individual attention, a homeroom-environment classroom will be available with paraprofessional classroom aids to facilitate and assist with the packet work and online access. Further assistance is provided offsite by credentialed teachers through Dorius Academy. Through functional observation, we will teach your child to learn through styles that work best for them.

Dorius Academy is a private school that is accredited, licensed and approved by AdvancEd and the Utah State Board of Education. Dorius provides academic content, transcripts, and support for the Academic Program. The Seven Stars program does not focus on credit recovery, however, students do earn credit for packets completed as well as Art, Critical Thinking, and Health and Fitness.

The main goal of Seven Stars Academy is to understand a child’s academic strengths and weaknesses and to help students build skills that will help them improve overall academic performance, social, and study skills in the classroom.

Residential Life

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.

Residential Life

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.

Activities

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.

For additional information about what we do off campus and why we do it, please visit our Outdoor Recreation page.