Seven Stars Enhances Team With Special Education Teacher
Seven Stars has enhanced its dynamic team by adding Special Education Teacher Miranda Hernandez. Seven Stars, a program within the Elevations Program, is a Residential Treatment Center, and Special Education School. Seven Stars specializes in working with students who struggle with Autism Spectrum (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental difficulties, executive functioning deficits (ADHD), and learning issues. Seven Stars works with students of all genders, ages 13-17.
Miranda completed her Bachelor’s at Eastern Washington University and received her alternative license in New Mexico and is currently completing her Master’s in special education. Miranda has been a special education teacher since 2018 and has taught in the public school setting. “I am excited to get to work with these students and provide them with a curriculum that will help them succeed.”
Academic Director Ryan Mortensen says “Miranda has come to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience working with students in a special education setting. She has done a great job of jumping right in and finding ways to meet the needs of her students. She knows how to get students on track, on task, and learning. She has made the classroom an even better learning environment since day one.”
Many Seven Stars students struggle socially, emotionally, and academically. The academic setting is a great place for students to address these deficits and learn new skills. Seven Stars offers specialized and individualized instruction for its students. The curriculum is designed and delivered by the Special Education Teacher. Assignments are customized for each student depending on their needs and required subjects. A wide array of instructional strategies are used in the classroom in an effort to meet students where they are in their learning as well as provide opportunities for growth.
The Seven Stars academic program is accredited by Cognia and credits earned are nationally recognized. Seven Stars is also NPS certified with the state of California. Credits for Seven Stars students are awarded based on in-class attendance and work completion. Seven Stars uses the Utah core curriculum and credit standards as the basis for awarding credit in applicable subjects with the eventual goal of helping students meet high school graduation standards. In certain cases, Seven Stars is able to work with home school districts to help students meet specific credit requirements that may be different from Utah’s Core Curriculum.
Seven Stars is a leading assessment program and residential treatment center for teens ages 13-17 who struggle with neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. For more information about programming at Seven Stars, please visit https://discoversevenstars.com/ or call 844-601-1167.