Life Skills

Our Student Life program uses a strength-based approach to facilitate change. Through the use of positive reinforcement, defining consistent and clear boundaries, and implementing therapeutic interventions for appropriate and inappropriate behavior, your child will learn to identify personal values that they want to exemplify and will come to take responsibility for their own life’s journey.

Our Student Life curriculum works on supporting your child in:

  • Personal growth development 
addressing executive functioning deficits
  • Developing healthy coping strategies
  • Addressing non-verbal learning disabilities
  • Long-term and short-term goal setting


Our Student Life program is comprised of three phases that your child will work through:

Farm Phase – Introduction
During this orientation period, your child will engage in daily tasks and chores that contribute to the maintenance of a working farm. Here your child will learn the value of a good work ethic, which contributes to their future academic success. In addition, your child will work on developing personal responsibility and learning and practicing interpersonal communication skills.

Phase 1 – Exploration
During this phase, your child will work on self-identity, personal management skills, communication, and understanding our community responsibilities.

Phase 2 – Challenge
During this phase, your child will work on relationships, commitments, accountability and community responsibilities.

Phase 3 – Ascent
During this phase, your child will work on leadership, transition, and learn to understand what it means to be a member of the global community in which we all live.

Student Life Quest Adventures
DSCN3255 - compressedAt the end of each of our Student Life Phases, your child will participate in a backpacking expedition that is the culmination of their experience.