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 they want to exemplify and will come to take responsibility for their 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

Phases

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

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

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

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

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