Daily life

The schedule at Heritage teaches students how to live a healthy, balanced life. Each day students are rewarded with a sense of accomplishment when they are stretched mentally in school and emotionally in therapy. They also look forward to free time, rest and recreational activities on and off campus. Following is a typical weekday schedule.

7:00am

Wake up,
prepare for
the day

Effective days start with effective mornings. Having a consistent morning routine aids our students in getting prepared for the day.

7:30am

Morning
activity

In order to help get the brain ready for the day, each home engages in a tailored activity meeting the desires and needs of the home. This may be a community game, a quick game of basketball, or holding a community chat to discuss issues in the home. It’s all about getting ready for the day.

8:00am

Breakfast at the
Rocky Mountain Café

8:45am

Prepare for
School

9:15am

Academics

Peers students head into the gender-specific school day. They engage in small class sizes with special education endorsed teachers as they develop skills in the classroom.

12:00pm

Lunch at the
Rocky
Mountain
Café

Another tasty meal from the Rocky Mountain Cafe and some time to get energy out playing basketball, socializing, or relaxing with a book.

1:15pm

Afternoon
Academics

Back to the books after lunch to wrap up the six period school day which provides a normative experience for the students. On top of academics, students have the opportunity to participate in sports, drama and theater, the arts, and other clubs within The Heritage Community.

3:45pm

Self-structure
time

After school the students engage in some self-structure time in order to recharge and practice awareness of what they need. Options across campus are available such as the pool, rock climbing wall, horses, and common areas as students identify what it is they need to do in order to be at their best.

4:15pm

Group
Therapy

Twice a week the homes hold group therapy to discuss effective solutions to interpersonal challenges within the homes as well as learn through the PEERS Social Skills program.

5:15pm

Dinner at the Rocky
Mountain Café

5:45pm

Evening
activities

Every home has an evening routine schedule which rotates between different activities in order to expose the students to a wide area of contexts in which to practice their skills. It may be an activity on campus with another home or going off campus to provide some service in the local community. Every evening the students are engaging in meaningful activities to aid in their skill development.

9:00pm

Reflections
from the day

At the end of the day the home meets together to have a group reflection to discuss the highs and lows from the day as well as front load the schedule for tomorrow.

9:30pm

Evening
routine

Time for the consistent evening routine of completing evening hygiene, ensuring the home is ready for the next day, and settling in for some rest in order to be set for tomorrow.

10:00pm

Bedtime