Improving through Residential Treatment

Residential Treatment (includes Student Life, Academics and Activities)

Average Duration: 2-4 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 three to four days on campus and three to four 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 safe, structured and therapeutic adventures designed to challenge our student’s budding skills and have some fun. 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.

Depending on the needs of your child, each student will have an individual academic plan, 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 a full-time, credentialed teacher. Through functional observation, we will teach your child to learn through styles that work best for them.

For higher functioning students, academics follow a traditional school year setup with opportunity to continue learning the core classes (math, science, English, language arts, social studies, etc.), as well as supplemental, elective studies and online course work.

Residential Life

Students share a single dorm building separated by gender. On one wing of the building are the males and the other wing are the females. Between is a common room and central hub with 24/7 direct supervision.

We transition together 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.


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 Adventure Therapy page.